Monday, July 26, 2010

Begin the Week Prayer

             This picture and the next ones are a continuation of the Cliffs of the Moor.  See previous post.

This prayer comes from the section titled "Testing, One, Two, Three" in the book A Book of Payer by Stormie Omartian.

First the accompanying scripture:
     Praise our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard; he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.  For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver.
                                  Psalm 66:8-10 NIV

Lord, I don't want to wander around in the wilderness of life, going over and over the same territory because I haven't learned the lesson.  I  pray that I will always have a teachable heart that recognizes Your hand in my life and soaks up Your instruction.  Help me to trust Your timing.  Establish in me an unwavering faith so I will know that when I walk with You, even the refining fire provides the perfect light for the step I'm on. 

                                                       Castle Lookout on the Cliffs of the Moor


                                                         One of the views from inside the lookout.

Just a brief line about my weekend with the Irish lass; I will tell more later. The house is quiet  --a little too quiet.  Even though the cats are happier and my nerves aren't on edge from me making sure she doesn't get into something she shouldn't and possibly hurt herself, I miss her.  She lit up my life for those four days and showed me the world through new eyes. 

Did you know that Cinderella's hair isn't blonde---that it's a bright purplish pink that the lass calls red?  Yep, every one of her Cinderella pictures had that hair.  One time I got the yellow marker out and colored the hair 'blonde'---she told me, "No, grandma!" and preceded to color over it with that precious marker.

No pictures of our time together yet--- hopefully later on this week.

                            Blessings to you as you begin this week.


  1. I love that scripture. And no, I had no idea that Cinderella possessed purple-pink hair. I guess we learn something new every day! ; )

  2. The words "teachable spirit" and "unwavering faith" jump out from that prayer! I want both!

    Don't you love seeing life through the eyes of a child? We all need that now and then!

    Have a blessed week!

  3. Children see so much more than we do ... and it is really quite refreshing to think of Cinderella with hair other than yellow ...

  4. One of the thoughts that always overwhelms me is the building of the many structures in years past when there were none of the mechanical "easiness" bits of today's ability to build. However, I like our bathrooms much better!!!


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