Why is there mist over the pond?
(https://lifeatthepond.com/ came up in search results – might be worth checking out for kiddos too.)
I think what I'm seeing is that really cold early morning air colliding with the warmer pond water. Unfortunately, this scientific explanation stole all the wonder of the rising, swirling mist from my enjoyment of the scene in front of me. Why? The way things work ought to fill me with greater awe of the Creator, rather than the hazy lack of comprehension of just thinking “wow, that's pretty cool.”
The weather is hinting at autumn, and I desperately want to capture and savor each day.
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, And night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, Where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: And in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me: Then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:1-14 KJV
May I honor You, my Lord, in my thoughts, how those translate into actions and words, and in the way I spend my time. You have given but a miniscule number of days of autumn, days with tiny and adorable children, and I don't want to miss any of it. Please press these beautiful things into my permanent memory!
Be Exalted, Oh God by Brent Chambers
I will give thanks to Thee O Lord, among the people I will sing praises to Thee Among the nations For Thy steadfast love is great Is great to the heavens And Thy faithfulness Thy faithfulness to the clouds
Be exalted, O God Above the heavens Let Thy glory be over all the earth Be exalted, O God Above the heavens Let Thy glory be over all the earth
This was taken from Psalm 57:
Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: For my soul trusteth in thee: Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. I will cry unto God most high; Unto God that performeth all things for me. He shall send from heaven, and save me From the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. My soul is among lions: And I lie even among them that are set on fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let thy glory be above all the earth. They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down: They have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, And thy truth unto the clouds. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: Let thy glory be above all the earth. Psalm 57:1-11 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/psa.57.1-11.KJV