Good Morning! After journaling this morning, we hit the lake for a three-mile walk. I try to do this in the morning whenever the sun is shining and I don’t have obligations the first part of the day. It’s just a great way to start off your day! But we discovered that the water at Boyd Lake had risen so high, that our sidewalk disappeared.
I did not want to let the fact that the sidewalk had disappeared deter me from that morning walk. So I tried to figure a way around, but in Colorado, we know not to walk through the tall grass because bull snakes could be in there. In fact on the last camping trip Scott took here, we saw a dead one coiled up right by the sidewalk. I tried walking on the shorter grass on the other side and sure enough, water got right into my shoes. I wondered if there were other parts flooded, but some other walkers ahead said it was clear. We trudged through the water with wet shoes and still did our three miles, we just went a different way back. My feet adjusted to it and they didn’t feel wet anymore. At home with my shoes off, my feet were raisins.
Anyway, this morning’s bible verse was 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful and He will strengthen you & protect you from the evil one.”
Prayer: This verse is much like yesterday’s verse. Knowing about your love and protection over me helps me put faith into action. It helps me appreciate my blessings, knowing they come from you. I gather my strength from you, from reading the bible and knowing the stories behind your words.
The kids wrote about this today in their journals: “You create beauty with your attitude, your behavior, your actions. It’s all up to you.” This was a great one because not only did the boys point out my temper when I get frustrated with them, I was able to point out all the times they argue with each other, or give an attitude back to us when we ask them to do something. Be careful doing this with them though, they for sure will point out the faults they see in you as well. 😉 Yes, my temper flares when I’ve asked a few times with a calm voice for things to be put away. Then by the third or fourth time when what I asked for wasn’t done, it does peak my temper. I know however that every kid on the planet probably has to be told to pick up their socks three times before they will actually do it, so knowing that, could help calm that temper of mine a little. 😉
I hope as you are reading this you are having a wonderful morning and a great start to your week!
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