Good Monday Morning 8.9.21

Happy Monday Morning!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Yesterday, we celebrated our pastor’s 10th anniversary at the church.  We enjoyed a catered lunch and a nice afternoon together.  Last night was more family time….trying to soak in as much as we can before Jordan heads out again in a couple of weeks.  My daughter’s boyfriend, who is a photographer for an Army publication, was headed to Arlington Cemetery this morning to take photos during an interview with one of the sentinels assigned to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  (Apparently, they are preparing for The Tomb’s 100th anniversary.)

The guards, who undergo a strict selection process as well as intensive training, march 21 steps down the black mat behind the Tomb, turn and face east for 21 seconds, turn and face north for 21 seconds, and then take 21 steps down the mat. They do this 24 hours a day and every single day of the year!

I suppose I was thinking about it this morning as I considered a verse to share…and one for me to meditate on this week.   Psalm 141:3 says, “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”  A watch.  A guard.  To monitor and screen my words.  Oh my, how needful.

Here’s to a blessed week ahead.  I hope you will stop back by tomorrow when I will be answering 10 questions (on the 10th!) about learning, school and learning for life:)

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