It brought a smile to my face

The mist over the water and floating between the hills before the Sun crept high enough to dispel it to a memory.

The crisp morning air, the deer hesitantly cross the driveway as our passing disturbed their breakfast.

The noises of the animals awaiting their turn to be fed, each calling in their own voice blending with the birds whose morning songs filled the air.

The calf, finished with her bottle, but reaching towards me in search of more.

I scratched her head and thanked God.

The Sun’s rays bursting over the mountains, warming with every touch, a reminder to check all the water troughs as the day promises to be hot.

Noticing the blessings bestowed by our friends who allowed us this morning on their farm as they are away.

And just before I climb back in to head to our own home and animals, who were awaiting their breakfast, God gives me one more reason to smile.

Our son looked at me and said, “That goat should be named Elvis Presley!”

Okay, so I didn’t just smile, I laughed!

Proverbs 17:22 KJV — A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

God was definitely gifting me with a merry heart this morning.

He’s been teaching me the blessing of gratitude, and the gift of perspective.

And the beautiful thing about it all is the joy my heart is finding in the simple yet incredible gift of life.

I pray you are finding that as well, dear Reader.

May God bless you.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your gift of life. Thank You for this beautiful day and how each day is new, an opportunity to praise You. Lord, You know our struggles, our needs, our failings, and I trust You through it all. Lord Jesus, I humble myself before You and I thank You for Your Word and Your Holy Spirit which is teaching me so much. Lord, You know I often forget You truth, get tied up by the cares of this world, or fall prey to the enemy’s lies. Lord, I don’t want to sin against You in anyway. Please continue to hone my heart. Thank You for Your blessings. I praise Your holy name, Jesus. I love You! Amen.

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