i’m feeling a bit more upbeat today . . . i guess the Lord made sleep and slumber so that we can have a fresh start every morning . . . i try not to hang onto my past "sins" (tough as that may be!), there’s time enough to get into trouble in the new day!
to start our day, my husband and i have devotions together . . . we really enjoy the Daily Bread booklets that Radio Bible Class puts out and have been reading them for over 25 years . . . what we have added to this routine is the further sharing of books that catch our interest . . . at the moment we are thoroughly enjoying Breakfast with Jesus, by Greg Laurie . . . the chapters are short enough that L doesn’t lose interest while i read, yet thought provoking enough to generate conversation afterwards . . . since we don’t attend a church or gather regularly with other believers we really need good uplifting books to stimulate our spiritual life . . . there are tons of wonderful authors out there to choose from . . .
sometimes our mornings seem to be out of another time . . . usually it was the husband who read to his wife, while she did her needlepoint . . . in our case, i read while L has a purring cat on his lap . . . it does sound idyllic but even the aforementioned scene has chronic pain slicing away at the small pleasures we try to cultivate . . . that’s a matter of fact statement, not a sympathy grabber . . .
SO as i said in the beginning paragraph . . . each day starts fresh and we hope that we are up for the challenges . . .