- Took a trip to Sparkle City, aka Spartanburg, this morning to visit my great-aunt, Helen.
- While there, I stopped by Mr. Plemmon’s greenhouse to pick up a couple of plants. He is a retired prison clergyman and had grown quite feeble since my last visit. His body may be weaker, but his faith continues to gain strength. Tucked in his front shirt pocket I noticed a small piece of paper with handwritten scriptures on salvation written all over it. No doubt he is prepared to share the living truth at any given notice. Love it!
- Pulled up to a traffic light in town with the song “Savior, Please” by Josh Wilson, playing in the background. The song itself was powerful enough, but it was the scenery beyond the traffic light that would set the stage for a surreal, but wonderful moment. Immense white clouds pressed against the blue sky seemed to be dancing in rhythm to the song. All I could do was smile and thank God for the surreal snapshot in time. Check out the lyrics — you may understand why:
Savior, please take my hand
I work so hard, I live so fast
This life begins, and then it ends
And I do the best that I can, but I don’t know how long I’ll last
I try to be so tough
But I’m just not strong enough
I can’t do this alone, God I need You to hold on to me
I try to be good enough
But I’m nothing without Your love
Savior, please keep saving me
Savior, please help me stand
I fall so hard, I fade so fast
Will You begin right where I end
And be the God of all I am because You’re all I have
Everything You are to me
Is everything I’ll ever need
And I am learning to believe
That I don’t have to prove a thing
‘Cause You’re the one who’s saving me
- Although I had a full schedule planned for the afternoon, it turned out to be more restful in nature. I don’t know why restful often equals stressful for me, but let’s say I worked through those feelings pretty quickly today. I enjoyed it!
- A nice evening with the hubster. No cooking, a late-in-the-day cup of coffee, fun word games on the computer, and 70’s music in the background.
It’s the little things in life. 🙂