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Better Than Coffee

photo by Kim Andrist
Beautiful morning.


Gentle, pink edged sky,


Foggy presence lingering,


Birds chirping—calling,


A lone goose flying—calling out


Like an emergency vehicle warning


Oncoming traffic.


Everything saturated with the morning mist,


The smell of burning wood,


And a puppy who just wanted to be




Thank you, Jack.


When my kids were babies, there were some nights that were so difficult and sleepless that when morning came I would run to the back door to escape into the sunrise just for a moment. I’d breathe in the cool air and stand watching the promise of a new day rise above the horizon. Something about the freshness of morning gave me the strength to go back inside and do another mommy day of diapers, temper-trantrums, bubbles, and swings, laundry, and cooking again.

I sleep much better these days, but I still desperately need the morning air to fill my lungs before I do my day. Having a pupppy who needs to go outside every morning has reminded me of this blessing. I need coffee, but I think I need the beauty of morning even more.
What do you  need every day?
Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. ~Psalm 150:1-2



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