Bless the Lord, O My Soul!

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, 
bless his holy name!  
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Psalm 103:1-5
The Lord has truly done this for us during our autumn vacation!  At the outset, I wrote down a list of qualities I would seek each day of the vacation:  beautiful (God-created and man-made),  invigorating (physically and mentally),  entertaining (humor, reading, movie, etc.),  healthy (particularly food),  and peaceful/restorative (body and spirit).  Each evening I identified the activities or sights that matched these qualities.  I will carry them into my life when vacation is over tomorrow.  I will add to them ministering/serving as I reach out to strangers and friends to share the love and grace of God.


  1. Lovely thoughts Rebecca and so important if vacation time is truly to be savored.

    Today, hopefull, many, many will be praying for peace and life.

    blessings and hugs,


  2. Bless you too Rebecca,Enjoy your last beautiful vacation day. Love Di

  3. Sharing the peace of the Lord with others with the peace you recieved from Him on your vacation...i can see the Lord smiling at you.

  4. I wondered if you were still on vacation today. I think of you every time we come to Harlan, which is at least once a week. The other night we went to the Cafe for coffee and pie (oh, no! the diet!)

    Sounds like your vacation was wonderful and profitable in every way. Glad it was a refreshing time for you. Donna

  5. So glad you had a wonderful "time apart" with your husband. We did a similar thing back in the spring...Have enjoyed keeping up with your little adventure...


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)