Happy Friday! My last post was a bit on the heavy side… so, today, I am starting this weekend with a few photos and encouraging thoughts! I enjoyed the I Spy Photo challenge last week and have found myself “on the lookout” throughout the week for photos that might fit this week’s prompts. Granted most of my photos end up deleted, but I’m trying to focus on the fun of the process rather than the actual product. I managed three (if you count the extra “your choice”) of the prompts this week – “wet” and “favorite.”
I will start with a favorite. Without a doubt, mornings are my favorite. My happy time, for sure! I love the energy I have in the morning. I love the mood and feel of my home in the morning – before the schedules of the day take over. And I love the streams of morning sunshine that start slowly but soon flood the house with light as we open the house for the day.
The morning sun barely makes it onto our porch in the fall (and doesn’t last long!) but even the pansies and violas seem to smile while it does! We managed to get the porch looking a bit more ready for fall this week. I love mums but they do not seem to like me – or, at least, my shady porch. We did put one (on the other side) but I don’t imagine it will last long. Sigh.
“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: to shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night…” Psalm 92:1-2
I read these verses just this morning. We need to start our days – our mornings – with praise. And with thanksgiving. Proclaiming, as well as claiming, His love and His faithfulness. Mornings can so quickly get away from us – quickly consumed by the demands and plans of the day. How much better to start our mornings with intention. Intention to focus on Christ, on His promises, and all that He is to us!! One more thing to love about mornings:)
I captured this photo earlier this week after a morning of easy rain. That gentle kind of rain which makes everything just look refreshed.
“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”
Words of encouragement – and a reminder of the rich mercy that is offered us – from Hosea 6:3.
And, yes, just for fun and/or perhaps another favorite:) These two lazy, nap-lovin pups…who are the best of friends (they love to be smooched against each other) and who apparently love a sun-drenched room as much as I do!! They are the “granddogs” and, yea, they are kind of my favorites!!:)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. A sun-streaming in all the windows kind of a weekend!! Thanks for stopping by….