Friday, July 1, 2011

Sunshine and Prayer

Waking up to sunshine is one of my favorite things in the world. Blue skies, a cool breeze, and that beautiful sunshine is all I need.
Despite waking up to more flem and a headache, I smiled. Know why? Because the sun was peeking in through my blinds, begging me to be outside and feel the rays on my face. I happily obliged to this request.

I leashed up Shane for what would normally be our 2 mile run, but decided to simply walk this morning. I brewed some coffee and mugged it up and we were out the door around 6:30.

What an amazing walk it was! Peaceful, beautiful, slow. Time to actually take in my surroundings and lift my eyes to the heavens and talk to my Maker.
To thank Him for this simple life He has given me. For a wonderful husband who cares for me and loves me no matter what. (He has been very patient with me with all the sniffling and sneezing. Oh, and got me flowers unexpectedly yesterday, too!)
To thank God and really, truly appreciate all that He has done for us! Great families, jobs, good jobs, and a future already planned out for us so that we need not worry or be anxious.
To ask for healing, peace, and comfort for those who are hurting or in bad health. For those who still feel the sting of losing a loved one on a daily basis.
To individually pray for each and every member of my family. Distance can be hard at times, but knowing that we are all connected in Christ is such a beautiful thing.
To thank Him for this gorgeous earth He has created for our pleasure. The heavens truly do declare the glory of God!

I hope you can find a time where you are able to slow down and take in all the things God has generously given. Be it a walk, a 5 minute break with coffee on your sofa, or even in the car on the way to work. I need to improve on this. I can easily get caught up in the daily tasks of life and let the day get away without really slowing down and talking with God. Definitely something I will work on with His help.

Anyways, I should go now. Hope your 4th of July weekend is wonderful, filled with amazing memories and time spent with friends and family. And of course, thanking God for this wonderful freedom we enjoy everyday.

God bless!


  1. Emmy,what a sweet post and wonderful reminder about prayer-time. Glad you had some special time with God today. Remember last 4th of July when we came to visit? I was all preggo and snapped on you- hahah- can laugh about it now, but it was pretty jerky of me at the time.

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