"Rise and shine!" my mom would say, waking us up in the morning. And when we would pull the covers back over our heads, she would break into song, "Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory. Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory..." You can imagine how that went over! As annoying as it was for teenagers, the truth is, it signaled the beginning of a new day.
Good morning wonderful friends! In searching for words for you today, God brought to mind a passage of scripture. How kind of God to show me ancient words that are active and appropriate for today. How kind of God, knowing that there are times when we are tired, and spent, to provide exactly what we need.
I had a mini-meltdown when I thought of #adifferentmarch coming to an end next week. I had just encouraged all you to "finish strong" and now those words were coming back to haunt me. I'm exhausted. I'm still battling an upper respiratory infection. I'm not sure I've done everything God asked me to do when He gave me this assignment! I wondered how I could ask you to finish strong when I am feeling so weak. Fortunately, I'm at a cabin with my writing partner, Marie, who had the answer. "You know, not everyone is going to finish by doing the Rocky dance at the top!"