“Each morning consecrate yourself to God for that day. Surrender all your plans to Him, to be carried out or given up as His providence shall indicate. Thus day by day you may be giving your life into the hands of God, and thus your life will be molded more and more after the life of Christ.”
From the book Steps To Christ by Ellen White
Most days, winter mornings in Lake Elmo are serene.
From the crunchy sound of walking on frozen snow to the snow laden tree branches, an awesome silence permeates the air.
An occasional early arriving woodpecker might make its debut early in the afternoon.
This is the time when the soul receives refreshment from above – refreshment as only a Creator can give.
And then peace fills my heart and readies me for the chaos of the day.