An unexpected yet fruitful day.

My view today.
A day that was not expected, yet much needed.

~ extra hours of sleep
~ four lovely hours of silence
~ the opportunity to read an excellent biography which, I suspect, is preparing my heart for the battles that lurk within the foster care world

On the second day of a head cold, complete with aches and fever, the beauty of solitude was the perfect prescription for my body, mind, and soul.

How I love learning from the faithful saints of old!

A few quotes penned by John G. Patton:

“I returned to my lodging with a lighter heart than I had for some time enjoyed feeling that nothing so clears the vision, and lifts up the life, as a decision to move forward in what you know to be entirely the will of the Lord.”

“Life in such circumstances led me to cling very near to the Lord Jesus; I knew not, for one brief hour, when or how attack might be made; and yet, with my trembling hand clasped in the Hand once nailed on Calvary, and now swaying the sceptre of the Universe, calmness and peace and resignation abode in my soul.”

“Life is God's great gift, to be preserved for His uses, not thrown away.”