Monday, July 13, 2009

Times of Refreshing

Early this morning I awakened to rain falling against my window, thunder booming and lightning flashing. It was so refreshing, because we've not had a good summer thunderstorm in a while. Later I left the house and couldn't help but notice that the trees were standing taller and looking greener. My hydrangeas were all perked up and the blooms were so nice to see. Even though the sun was starting to come out and the temperature was rising, the rain had given everything a look of readiness.


It reminded me of one of my favorite verses in the Bible. Acts 3:19 says, "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,"


As I spend time with God every morning, repent of my sins and let His word wash over me, I too am refreshed. I can face the day a little taller, a little more prepared for life. When the traffic is bad, the kids are arguing, the phone want stop ringing, and there's more to do than I can possibly manage, my attitude is so much nicer. I'm very grateful for God's presence and His word in my daily life.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Bridget, thanks for the note! I would be very careful about having hardwoods next to each other that are totally different. If they butt up next to each other and even if they are just close together, I would get them to match. It's going to look very choppy of you get a totally dark color right next to the lighter one. My sister just had more hardwoods put in her house, ripped up carpet & had more wood added. They resanded all the wood and restained them all to match & it is seamless. I'd say for you to do the same thing, even if they don't butt up, but are only close to each other. It will still look better to do the same wood. That's how I've seen it done!

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Bridget,

Thank you so much for your prayers. I TRULY appreciate them! I'm looking forward to meeting you at She Speaks! Woo-hoo!