This was a busy week and I’m so glad it’s the weekend. One calming thing has been keeping up with this Lenten photo challenge. Even on the days when I did not snap a photo, I’m finding this exercise a great way to start or end my commute by meditating on the word of the day and jotting some notes down that I later translate onto the blog. Hope you too are finding peace and respite in your weeks leading to Easter.
To start, I wanted to share this photo that I took Thursday morning after SealTeam PT. It was a cold morning workout, but such an incredible sunrise coming up over the Capitol building in the distance makes the end to those workouts so worth the effort!
SURROUND: There’s a lot of noise in our world, and a lot of it is just that–noise. People who want to hear the sound of their own voice (we know who they are). Sometimes I think there is wisdom in the quiet people. I’m always wondering what they are thinking. A lot of people are really uncomfortable with silence, but it’s a nice respite and offers an opportunity to listen to God trying to get a word in to our noisy and distracted lives. Sometimes I will go for runs without music. That’s when I think most clearly. Enjoy the silence. It can be a good thing.
WATER: I’ve always said that I have to live near water. There is something about it that brings a certain peace to my life. I’ve never been afraid to swim in the ocean or the bay (now the Potomac River might be another story, although I like to look at it everyday as I commute home). Water is cooling and it’s needed for our survival. But we often take it for granted. Sounds a lot like our faith.
TEMPER: “A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.” -Proverbs 29:11