Small Mercies . . .

This week brought small blessings: a friend came home for the summer from her Kenyan teaching assignment; an awesome online auto insurance site offered me 6 competitive quotes (the best was Travelers’ with an astounding $105 per month rate for great coverage); I bought 4 bags of mulch for the weed-plagued garden, and am dragging them, one 2-cubic-ft bag at a time, down the 22 steps to the garden; and I even managed to do the laundry, clean the house, mop the floor, and put last Fall’s compost into the now almost-weed-free garden before spreading all that mulch!

All these chores may seem routine to other folks, but for me, they’re major challenges. His mercies have abundantly blessed my¬†labors this week…

Through the heartfelt mercies of our God,
God’s Sunrise will break in upon us,
Shining on those in the darkness,
those sitting in the shadow of death,
Then showing us the way, one foot at a time,
down the path of peace. (Luke 1:78-79, Message Bible)

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