Sunday, August 26, 2007

sunday musings

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:

link of the day:


Penless Thoughts said...

Would love to have dinner with you at the Paradise Cafe and talk and talk!!!!!

jennifer said...

Great post, great prayer!!!

I will step over and visit!

barb said...

Beautiful prayer. I will save it.

Will check out your new blog site. In our health center here there is a display of some outstanding photographs. They always remind me and your beautiful photos.

Momma Roar said...

Wonderful post!

Love the new pho-tog blog! And I love that second picture - I've never been able to capture moments like that

MightyMom said...

Well, now, Hello and thanks for stoping by my place!

I don't know how I missed your comment but I apologize for the delay in coming to see you as I just found it.

You have a lovely place here.

Short Stop said...

Hi, friend!

Thanks for this heartfelt post. It was so encouraging to me today! I'm trying not to let the busyness get to me, or allow my day to get away from me in the hopes that it will end quickly (and bedtime will be here soon!!!)

I'll stop over to your picture blog. Leigh Ann encouraged me to start a cooking blog, but I'm the same way...if I'm not "into" it, I'll never keep it up! And right now, my cooking has taken a back burner to rest. Hopefully not much longer.

My, my...this has to be the longest comment I've ever left you! :)

Jamey said...

I think I will print this and put it on my fridge so I can read it and remind myself every morning!! Thanks!

Melissa said...

This time of year does seem to fly by at super mega fast speeds. In some ways, I am glad. I like having these things to look forward to. The holiday season is my favorite time of year. I'm already plotting and planning for it :)

Penless Thoughts said...

Hi Diana, Thanks for taking hold of one of my balloons. Many butiful colors indeed and you are in my bunch!! Bet you could take a lovely picture of that IF we could ever get us all together. Some of mine have very long strings from all over this wonderful world. So exciting.

Lori said...

Love that Psalm 118 verse.