Good Morning:) Do you feel that? What?… Close your eyes.
Quiet the nonsense worry, in your mind. You’ll survive without it’s anxiety and stress for a few minutes.
Close your eyes as you silence your mind. You’ll be ok not seeing that which relates to situations that’s caused you pain.
Breathe in deeply. You need the air flowing into your bloodstream. You need the expansion of your lungs. You need the lowering of your heart beat. You need the calm of right now.
As you focus on that, coupled with distance from inner conflict, wrap your arms around yourself. Feel the warmth on your chest. Notice the touch of safety, as your palms lay on your arms… You’re right now. You’re here.. and everything that can hurt you has been let go.
You’re living today, knowing that you’re imperfect but capable of change. You feel…
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I’m on the road today, traveling to be with friends whose son died unexpectedly this week. I left Doright Manor yesterday and should arrive at my destination in Oklahoma early this afternoon.
There was no time for stopping except for necessary stuff (gas, potty breaks, food) yesterday, but at one of those necessary stops I was delayed leaving by a mother hen and her chicks.
One little chick was under my car, while others were scurrying across the parking lot, but mama gathered all of her babies together and headed for safety. Because that’s what mamas do.
Psalm 84 New International Version
For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.
1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.[c]
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.[d]
7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
8 Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
9 Look on our shield,[e] O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.
10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
12 Lord Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.