My journey to the great state of Alaska started June 13, 2009. This is an attempt to share the adventure with my family and friends who are so much a part of the story... "This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike 'What's next, Papa?" Romans 8:15-16
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Little Blessings from a Big Sun
Good morning. Above the dark horizon soon new light rays will appear. They signify to all the world a fresh new day is here.
I'm sitting at my kitchen table too early for a Saturday but smiling none the less because the coffee is percolating (I love that sound and smell) and because of the way the Sun is shining just so through the kitchen window. It's lighting up the whole west side of the room and again sends me remembering back to the upstairs bedroom (for my family...you know the one facing Uncle Jeff's) on the farm and waking up to the same bright rays bouncing around that pine ceiling illuminating the whole room. Urging me to get up! That this day awaits! Hurry, there are cousins to be woken up from their peaceful slumber (sorry girls), bacon to be eaten (thank you Gram), four wheelers to be driven (Grampa), horses to be chased, rocks to be climbed on, stalk ponds to be swam in and who even knew what else! Better yet...the day was only beginning! The Sun, it seemed, was as excited to get going as I was and you know what is so wild???? Today, this very morning, in my stilted cozy honeybucket haven on Sewage Lagoon Road in this little coastal village of Western Alaska known as Quinhagak, I find that exact same Sun anxiously awaiting me to get this day rolling! May your day be a beautiful one...where ever in this world you are:)
And that's an official "Good Morning World, From Quinhagak!"
"And each morning and evening they stood before the Lord to sing songs of thanks and praise to him." 1 Chronicles 23:30