Monday, August 20, 2012

Everyday Life: On Vacation


"As the sun on summer days gladdens us with beams more warm and bright than at other is it with the mercy of God; it hath its golden hours; its days of overflow, when the Lord magnifieth his grace."  - Charles Spurgeon

One glorious week spent beneath August sun on the sands of a tiny lake in Michigan, and I find myself full.

Full from a feast of gladness.

Every now and then we have to get brave

and brake

in order to break up this steady daily rhythms of the rushrushswoosh of time.


Every now and then

{despite the pull to just keep swimming through the currents}

life needs to be interrupted by

waves gently sweeping over sandy beach

toes immersed in clear water

laughter erupting from little lips


crickets singing in the crisp air of dusk

whispers uttered beneath stars, amid burning embers.


And then

like the golden summer light of August, of summer making way to fall

mercy begins to drip thick

like honey from a hive

as the heart hears

and the eyes see

and the lips confess

all of the small and beautiful blessings


we breeze over in the day to day

but realize in full

when we brake

and break

from the spin cycle of the everyday.



  1. Sigh. and YES. And I came home praying to hold on to and learn to live (within the rushrushswoosh) just a bit more like I was 'on vacation'!

  2. I cherish that you drove the extra miles to connect. I thank God for our friendship and for how easy it is to just talk to you. You a wonderful friend and you deserve nothing but the best. Including vacations that sparkle with His love, their love, and harmony with the earth that we all enjoy.



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