Sunday, August 26, 2007
Are you feeling like life has sped up a little? After the long, lazy days of summer have wound down, we begin the season of school and holidays. This time can fly by without us even knowing what hit us. I came across this prayer and wanted to share it. May it be a comfort to you.
Slow me down, Lord. Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind. Steady my hurried pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time. Give me, amid the confusion of the day, the calmness of the everlasting hills. Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles with the soothing music of the singing streams that live in my memory. Teach me the art of taking minute vacations - of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to pat a dog, to smile at a child, to read a few lines from a good book. Slow me down, Lord, and inspire me to send my roots deep into the soil of life's enduring values, that I may grow toward my greater destiny. Remind me each day that the race is not always to the swift; that there is more to life than increasing its speed. Let me look upward to the towering oak and know that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well. -Orin D. Crain
On another note, I started another blog. I'm not sure why I did it, or why I'm telling anyone about it. It's no big deal. I've seen a lot of blogs where people only post photos. I love taking pictures so I thought I would give it a try. It will be like an experiment. If I like it and can keep up with it, then I'll continue. And you can guess what happens if it's not my thing. We'll just have to wait and see. If you want to check it out, it's here: http://sunshinepix.blogspot.com/
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