Can you imagine sitting on the stump of a downed tree at the edge of the river?  Your makeshift fishing line dangles lifelessly.  You dip  your toes into the refreshing water.  The sun is hot and this is a perfect day to go down by the riverside for some welcome relief.

A paddle boat from another time floats by – chugging along as the paddle wheel powers the engine – it’s blades slicing through the water. Reminder of a quieter more peaceful time – a time which stood still for a while, as you let all your cares float away with it.

The dog days of summer are drawing near again.  Today we gain relief from our air conditioned homes.  We may cook and dine outside to make the most of this pleasurable weather.  Some choose to stay inside for the entire hot season.  Oh what they’re missing.

In the beauty of God’s creation, our souls become refreshed – our bodies renewed – our minds cleared.  We can unwind, kick out the demons, renew and restore our hearts. I guess that’s why God created the seasons.  Each has its own form of restoration.

Dear Creator of Heaven and Earth, you’ve provided a place for us to live and enjoy our living.  The core of your creation calls out to us – Come unto me and I will give you rest.  The Spirit sweeps through nature like the invisible wind.  Breathe your spirit on us today and help us to appreciate all your blessings.  Amen!


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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5 Responses to LAZY HAZY DAYS

  1. hatrack4 says:

    I have ridden in a paddle boat at Walt Disney World and on the three rivers in Pittsburgh, maybe in my youth on the Mississip, but what I think of most is reading Mark Twain’s memoires from his time on the river. He was placed on the back of the boat, watching the terrain as they passed. When he complained to the captain, the captain explained that he had to know where the best channel was, because he would guide the boat when they came back. Ever since, I have imagined what the reverse image looked like as I drove in a new town, thus knowing how to navigate my way back, and rarely getting lost – those roads coming in at an angle sometimes trip me up. Funny how an old story has a profound effect on your entire life.

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  2. Wonderful setting with your words and Paul’s artistic expression! Indeed, the summer brings us delightful moments to renew our lives through God’s beauty. God’s peace!

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