The Joy of Looking Up

Literally and figuratively.

I spoke last time how God got my attention and I need to start taking better care of my health. I had decided last night I was going to slow down today and work at 75% my normal pace … taking time to enjoy what I’m doing instead of rushing through.

As a result, after another longer-than-usual quiet time, I had the chance to serve my husband and go replenish the gas so when he comes home, he can refill the generator without delay. Our son went with me and I decided to buy him a donut, and my father-in-law a donut and some hot coffee since my in-laws don’t have power either.

Then I sat outside for a few minutes to try and connect with my prayer partner. While we missed each other, I was able to admire the bullfrog our son caught and then later take a break and hold a dragonfly he had caught as well.

In two hours, I’ll be sitting outside again, enjoying the beautiful sunshine, the light breeze today (not the 70 mph wind gusts from yesterday) and a great book.

I’m so glad God invited me to take time today to look up … literally and figuratively.

How about you? Do you find joy in the little things in life? What are some things that bring you joy?


© Cheri Swalwell 2020

One Reply to “The Joy of Looking Up”

  1. I have found joy in two things in the last few days. First was working to change my prayer time by totally trusting God would answer my prayers. The second was seeing it work…..SO beautifully!!! I won’t bother going in to the what’s and why’s (Cheri, you know anyways) but I have to say it was AMAZING!! Oh, I have a third I have been seeing for the last 3 months in one of my utility bills. I have no idea who but someone had to have paid a chunk of money on my account because I have had a credit on the bill! I have been having money struggles, especially this week so I can’t begin to say what a tremendous blessing this is! I guess I should have just said multiple because there is still another one. I was very concerned that my son’s hours would be either drastically cut if not losing the job altogether. When he got his schedule for the next 2 weeks he was actually boosted back up from 32 to a full 40 hours a week! Did I mention that God has been showering me with blessings? The prayers you talked about in your Fear To Faith book absolutely works!

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