Day 159
Monday, February 6, 2023

I have said these things to you
so that my joy may be in you,
and that your joy may be complete.John 15:11 

Come stand over here, just a step or two beyond the place you have occupied for so long, where you have worn the earth smooth with your pacing, where you have spent so many hours fighting the problem you cannot seem to solve. Take a break. Catch your breath. Come stand here, where you can catch a freshening breeze and see far into the valley below. Let the distant clouds carry your worry for a while, see how the sun empties the world of shadow. The answer you seek may be just a step beyond, a higher place where the view is clear of all obstructions. —Steven Charleston

Reframe this day. Carve out a path toward rest. Just beyond the worries of this hour, let me step gently toward you to catch my breath, O Spirit. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster