Sunday, September 14, 2008


About two weeks ago Lewis installed a new attachment to our front porch.

I casually mentioned recently that I'd love to have a porch swing. We talked about it, stood outside looking at the porch trying to determine if a swing would look right and if we'd have enough room. Thankfully the answer to both was yes- and he bought one and installed it within a few days!

I now have a new place to start my mornings. I get up pretty early so I can have my devotions and exercise before the boys get up- which means I try to have both finished by 6:25 each morning.

I absolutely LOVE getting up and going out on the front porch and swinging on my new swing as I read God's word and talk with Him.

I listen and sometimes I hear---nothing! Other times I can hear a rooster crowing in the distance and occasionally I even hear a donkey braying! But the best part is that it is just so peaceful. I just sit and swing, and read and pray and soak in the blessings that God is giving me.

I really have found that God is blessing me with this time-I'm striving to give Him the first in my day- and in return He is providing exactly what I'm seeking by being up that early-Peace. No distractions, no interruptions, no one yelling for Mom to help with something. It's just me and God- and occasionally Lewis will sit with me for a while and pray with me before he heads off to work.

I really don't know how else to describe it- other than


John 14:27
27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Philippians 4:7
7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
And so, my wish for you this day is:

2 Thessalonians 3:16

16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.


Christine said...

That is beautiful. I love having a peaceful place outdoors. All you need now is a little table for your coffee cup...

Beth@Sportsmomma said...

Yeah, if I could find one!!! Everyone is sold out! Guess it's gonna have to wait until Spring. Although, I don't drink coffee so I won't need it for the cup! Maybe for my glass of water! Refreshment for the body refreshment for the soul!

Katrina said...

The swing looks absolutely lovely, Beth, and this post was lovely too. So glad you're getting those infusions of peace!

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