Good Morning Folks! How was your Easter weekend? Here in northern Indiana it was the most PERFECT day. The temperature was perfect, the sunshine was perfect, the whole day from start to finish was utter perfection. In the evening I even got my bike out, filled up the tires and took it for its’ first springtime ride. I got a new bike 2 years ago and I just LOVE it–I feel like I could ride it forever when I am on it.
Ain’t she a beaut? It is a cruiser style which is what I like to do when I am on a bike. I like to just cruise along, enjoying God’s beautiful creation and the fact that I am able to be out enjoying it. I am definitely not in the tight pants league: these are the dedicated racing and professional exercise bikers. No, that is definitely not me but more power to them.
While I was out enjoying the end of the day, the four-legged members of the family were doing this:
They thought Easter was EXHAUSTING! “Oh my goodness, the people that arrived to greet us and give us belly rubs and sneak us little bits of Easter goodness, romping in the sunshine and taking a long walk. It rendered us useless.”
Have any of you read the old devotional “GOD CALLING”? It is my favorite book right now. I read each days passage in the morning during my devotions. It was written in 1932 by two women. Their names are not known. They preferred to be know as the “two listeners”. A man by the name of A.J. Russell edited it and he tells their story in the Forward. The women were fighting sickness and poverty but decided to meet each day to see what God would show them. What became of this daily meeting between them is blessing people to this day. A dear friend gave me my copy that she picked it up at a thrift store. It is an old copy from 1945 and it was then in its’ 26th printing! It is still being printed today. I don’t know if the language has changed in the newer versions but I love the old wording and the simplicity of the message. Today it is suggesting that we talk too much….what!….me?!!!! The listeners are reminding us to rely less on words, to remember that speech is one of the senses. So make it our servant, never our Master. They supply little snippets like this everyday—just enough to make you think.
I hope you are enjoying the awakening of the earth this springtime. I hope it awakens something in you as you draw near your Creator in praise and thanksgiving at the wonder of it all!