Wednesday, August 31, 2005

journey mercies

This journey through the wilderness is hard. There's no nicer way to put it. Sometimes it downright stinks. However, at my lowest point, God brings some mercy, another companion to encourage me along the way. Someone to pray and say we'll make it through all this and it will be okay. To pray things that I don't have strength to pray anymore.

Thank you God for praying friends who hear your voice. Thank you for your mercy. Yesterday I took the day off from life in general and read a great book, lighthearted, yet filled with meaning. The underlying premise for the book was from Matthew 11 in the Message version:

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace."

Lord, teach me the 'unforced rhythms of grace' how I love that phrase. It speaks to me taking things as they come without all the baggage that I take on my journey. I really need to learn that.

aahhh I think peace is finally at my door, excuse me, I must go let her in..............

5 comments:

tonia/sparrow said...

nice...maybe you should take another day off and enjoy that peace! I may do the same myself.

Camille said...

Unforced rhythyms of grace...
i like the sound of that..

i've been missing Sam lately..can i borrow him sometime?

thinking of you. and praying for you all...

carebear said...

Thanks for your heart once again!
Glad to hear you got some time to relax....oh mother of 5 soon to be 6

Sonya said...

Grace and peace to you.

flowerlady said...

I hope you all can walk in the unforced rhythm of grace. It certainly takes a lot of pressure off.