In her book One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp writes, "Time is a relentless river. It rages on, a respecter of no one. And this, this is the only way to slow time: When I fully enter time's swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here. I can slow the torrent by being all here. I only live the full life when I live fully in the moment. And when I'm always looking for the next glimpse of glory, I slow and enter. And time slows. Weigh down this moment in time with attention full, and the whole of time's river slows, slows, slows."
Can't you use a little of that? Me, too. Then let's begin "looking for the next glimpse of glory."
#581 a lone widower standing at the mausoleum
#582 an impending storm bearing down and the race to get home
#583 58 years of marriage
|58 years later --same swing|
#585 the blue in the sky after a storm
#586 watching another's hand struggle to write a simple word
#587 a quiet Sunday afternoon of lying on the couch with a heated blanket over me and a book in my hands
#588 that God does not treat me as my sin deserves (Ps. 103:10) Oh, yes...
#589 stopping to listen to Come, Thou Fount -- 2 violins and piano
#590 for a guardian angel and a little boy who can see him
#591 a momentary breakthrough of sun and the way it colors everything
#592 "Purdy purdy purdy purdy" ... the sound of morning
#593 knowing that after having done everything to make some space for God, it is still He who comes on His own initiative
#594 a day of Easter dress shopping with Marynan and Adrianne
#595 the dove that watches from above as I pray
#596 Palm Sunday sermons and devotionals
#597 breaking "bread" and sipping coffee with old friends -- Lynn and Al
#598 love interchange from my baby girl
#599 patterns of light across a love nest
#600 an early morning tea cup warming my hands; an early morning note from a friend warming my heart
And time slows...