Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Renew Your Spirits - July 16, 2009

Well, I am back from much needed and fun vacation. At least Mike and I had a great time. The kids were ready to come home. We went to Birmingham, Alabama for our nephew’s wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony. The festivities surrounding it were wonderful and we got to catch up with our family and friends. We got pampered a bit and drove a lot and saw new places. I had fun just not being home and in the same old grind.

Sometimes just getting away is nice. Mom and Dad are back too. They had a great time touring every battlefield in Pennsylvania and Virginia as well as some naval bases and such. After all they’ve been through, it’s amazing how much a week away has lifted his spirits. He is not out of the woods yet, though. So keep praying for him and Mom.

Renewing our spirits is something that all of us need from time to time. It rejuvenates us, makes our minds and bodies slow down and rests. Renewing our spirits gives perspective to our lives and helps us through life’s journey. Isaiah 40:31 is one of my favorite verses and it talks about being renewed.

but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

I hope I can soar on wings like eagles, run and not grow weary, and walk and not faint. It is my hope that each of you take some time and renew yourselves. It is sometimes just what is needed when you have reached the end of your rope.

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