Alarm went off early to wake Charlie for early morning men's bible study.
Usually sleep takes over following that unsettling noise, but this morning random thoughts got me out of bed.
Wonderful coffee. Black/Brown - Hot. That first cup is something to get up for.
Early mornings have always been better to me than waking much later. Slow starts, savoring the quiet, early sounds and prayers for the day.
The computer drew me in - which created a question - what is it about the computer. There are people in it whom I know - my girls, my friends, my sister who might email if she's had a sleepless night - or a game or 2 similiar to mother's crossword puzzles. Spider Solitaire and Free Cell are my games. Also wanted to change the disney music. Playlist will continue to keep that for Ellie and we can listen when she's here, but I had to get off of that and what better sounds than old hymns early in the morning at the beginning of the day.
This is a morning post, bringing to mind a quote shared before on this blog site - written by my grandfather and something I see on my kitchen wall each morning when retrieving that first cup of coffee.
Think how bad it would be if day were everlasting and there were no night, no rising sun, no morning dew, no morning glories, no smell of bacon and coffee, no new day with its chance and opportunity of starting all over again.
JHW - 1951
Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, therefore I will hope in Him." Lam. 3: 19-24
The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God, he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth. 2 Sam. 23:3-4
Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3