Everyday Blessings, August 9, 2012


Sacred Writing:

“To waken each morn with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clear mind and to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose to which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind and courteous through all the hours; to approach nightfall with the weariness that brings sleep, and the joy that comes from work well done. This is how I wish to use wisely my earthly days.”
Thomas Dekker (1570-1632)

What is one blessing you have experienced this week?


The love of God says to us:
For the burdens we carry, I am here.
For the wounds we harbor, I am sorry.
For the pain we have caused, you are forgiven.
For the contributions we have made, life has been affirmed.
For the journey we continue, I will walk by your side. Amen.

Lowell Greathouse
Lowell Greathouse is the Mission and Ministry Coordinator for the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. He looks for places to find where the spirit is alive and help them grow in vitality and fruitfulness. Share with him at lowell@umoi.org