tripping over Psalm 23 at six in the morning on a Monday

Pilgrim in Progress

The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
    He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name. – Psalm 23

IMG_1220 Tyler Run Park in Wake Forest

Regular readers will be aware of my recurring Monday morning “TGIM” theme. But it’s really not so much “thank goodness it’s Monday” so much as it is, “Thank God for the gift of each and every new day!”

Today, however, rather than a “rah-rah-rah!” “go get-em!” “Let’s kick Monday’s butt” word, I’m thinking more along the lines of serenity; the long deep breath that takes in the goodness of God’s good creation, and the implicit invitation to participate in the opportunity of a new week.

I was out of the house earlier than planned, jogged from…

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