Thursday, October 20, 2011

An Invitation to Live!

Here in Florida it takes some creativity to really grab the "Fall" experience when it comes around. A temporary drop below 80-degrees and a slight breeze? Bingo, it's Fall. Sometimes you just have to use your imagination.

This morning, however, has been undisputedly chilly. When I left the house at 6:00 it was exactly 60-degrees. I got to wear a light jacket; I put on my walking shoes (beginning to break them in for Italy); Scout pranced at the end of the leash with her nose in the air and her tail held high; we covered more miles in less time and arrived home feeling invigorated; even the coffee tastes better.

Sleeping David, this morning....
Then my text message "in-box" lit up. It was a hot-off-the-press photo of our grandson David Henry, celebrating the fourth day of his fresh and invigorating little life. Definitely an "Oh My Goodness..." picture. But aren't they all?

Something amazing happened around Sunday noon in Connecticut. There was a shift in the space-time continuum, a crack in the fabric of eternity, and God reached into this world to place a miracle into the lives of Naomi and Craig Campbell.

"What? It's a little chilly up here. I'm just a baby you know..."
What I love about fall is the relieffrom the long, oppressive summer. I love the feel of the cool air, the pleasure involved in simply taking a deep breath, the open invitation to simply live. That's pretty-much the same thing David Henry has been hollering from his high-capacity lungs, all the way from Connecticut.

"Come on out and play. This life is a gift. Embrace the reason you were created. Celebrate and sing and explore the idea of abundant life!"

So that's it for this morning. View the slide show (below) and see if you can hear David Henry cry; he's offering you a "no-questions-asked" session of new-life playtime. I believe he knows what he's talking about...
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. MAtthew 6-31-34
See slide show at The Life-Charged Life 

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