Predawn stillness magnifies the silence in the air

Light remains hidden under the blanket of darkness outside

5:00 AM is like this – peaceful silence, a world waiting for the wakeup call that begins with a glimmer of sun painted across the sky

I unwrap myself from the cocoon of blankets and stretch to release the creakiness from my body and in that instant I hear a whisper that swirls around my morning grogginess and acts as my wake up call


The whisper is dismissed as my morning routine sets me in motion – a wheel turning in rhythm to the ticking clock slowly gathering momentum – the whisper is momentarily forgotten

As the predawn skies begins to filter light and turn the horizon a pale gray, I begin to brew my morning coffee. I ready my mug for the first splash of coffee goodness and fill it almost to the brim. I’m wondering how in the world I am going to have room for my cream when I see it – the whisper has become a bold statement across the rim of my mug.

blessed mug

Blessed Proverbs 31:28 – Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

Dear Friends,

God knows exactly what we need when we need it. On this morning, a few days after Mother’s Day, I needed to know from the inside out, that I am blessed beyond measure. That being the mom of two sons is my gift from God. That no matter how old my sons are, I still wear the title of “mom” and I am blessed. God takes routine moments and makes them anything but routine because He infuses His Spirit in the midst and reminds us who we are in His eyes.  We are blessed because we stop and listen to God’s whispers and in turn the whispers become reality. We honor God by pausing long enough to listen and learn. I am so encouraged to know God sends reminders through coffee mugs or in ordinary moments. Pause, look and keep listening for your own “coffee mug” moments and allow the Spirit to affirm who you are through God’s eyes.



What reminder moments have interrupted your ordinary routines recently?


Grande – sized God cravings for the soul

I am still counting to remind myself that I am truly blessed. Linking up this year with Ann Voskamp’s 2014 Joy Dare. Find the link up at A Holy Experience. Counting blessings daily will bless you immeasurably! JoyDare #408 and still counting…

60 more blessings have been counted and my gratitude has increased because I have allowed joy to enter. Here are a few of the highlights from the last few weeks.

  • celebrating 93 years of my dad’s life
  • joy of counting down the remaining school days
  • blessing of 88 years with my mom
  • family that lifts you up and loves you when you are hurting
  • 3rd graders who share love and comfort by bringing you their prized possessions from home

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