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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

10 October 2015

sunrise thoughts 10 October 2015

The outside air was in the upper 30's, the sun was just cresting the horizon & our daughter laughed at me as I walked outside in PJ's, the LOML's oversized robe & waterproof boots to take pics of the sunrise. "You picked a hard one this year Mom", she quipped as she giggled.

Sunrise thoughts... seriously...
sunset thoughts would certainly be easier - especially when it came to catching some good shots. But, I gave them both consideration before picking my topic for the October #write31days challenge this year & was drawn to sunrise.

My first thoughts as I wake are often things like...
 * Goodness, is it morning already?
 * I was awake for hours in the night. Wouldn't it be the responsible thing to just roll over, cover my head with the blankets & rest my body??
 * I hope it's foggy & rainy so I don't feel compelled to go outside for pictures today.

But, I've found over the years, that if I can get my body up & out the door that with the sun will come new energy for the coming day. A line from the Book of Psalms in the Bible was a great morning starter a few years back when the LOML & I walked a rough road together. It was often a cry in the night on many a sleepless night. Let the morning sun bring me hope... proof... good news...

The sunrise (even when I see no sun on the horizon) is always a source of peace & energy to face the coming day. Each day is a new, fresh start to do something different or better or... with our lives.

This morning's view of the freshly harvest cornfield on the south of our property -- approximately one square mile of open field now...

Writing the month of October with the #write31days community.


  1. Beautiful photos! Love your topic for this series!

    1. Thanks so much Alesha :) I love taking pics & I love pairing them with great quotes, sayings, etc. I've had fun with this topic. And, my family thinks I'm totally crazy for going outside, no matter the weather, to see the sun rise :D

  2. I am a morning person, Caitlyn, and although this time of year it is ever so tempting to stay in that warm cozy nest we call bed, my bladder reminds me to GET UP!!!! Wish it were more spiritual than that but...I am loving your morning pics. In fact I am going to go catch up because I am slack in reading the posts "far away" from mine!!! xo Up with the Son, Susan.

    1. Thanks so much for reading the posts Susan. I'm a morning person - although sometimes I'd prefer to do my mornings with coffee in hand & wearing a comfy robe & slippers.