Shining moments –
I know they are there..all around us if we look
But lately the cloudiness of our world- the news, and recent deaths and heartaches
more than the actual cloudiness of this day
block my ability to see shining moments.
I looked at the blank page longing to write something
to encourage another on life’s journey
but nothing, absolutely nothing came to mind.
I was tempted to give up
To wait for another day and time
but maybe this is when I need to write the most about shining moments.
Suddenly it came to me.
A voice from the other side of the room.
“Write about them.”
There was nothing when I looked around me
But suddenly I turned and glanced within
and saw a shining moment.
Yes, stored within is a treasure house of shining moments
All waiting to be remembered and enjoyed again.
Memories of childhood
That special teacher that encouraged me
That friend who shared special times in choir and band
The walks to school shuffling the newly fallen leaves
Saugerties, New York and Owego, New York
Places where my heart still wanders from time to time.
My first day teaching school and all the many students
that I’ve been privileged to teach
over the years.
That accident avoided
That glorious service and playing the organ with all the pipes opened.
In His Time
In His Time
He makes all things beautiful in His time.
Holding a six month old precious little baby girl on a Christmas Eve many years ago
and then wonder of wonders
holding another tiny two year old as we landed in the US on a cold February afternoon.
Puppy dogs and sunny canaries
Ice cream moments and precious times with Nana and Papa.
Family times and moments with friends.
Helping this one and praying together side by side.
Yes, they are all within
Just waiting to be remembered, enjoyed and shared.
And how about you?
What moments brighten your cloudy day?
Look deep within – You might be surprised.