Saturday, January 22, 2011

Morning Coffee – Play the "rests"!

Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the tune, and not be dismayed at the "rests." They are not to be slurred over, not to be omitted, not to destroy the melody, not to change the keynote. If we look up, God Himself will beat the time for us. With the eye on Him, we shall strike the next note full and clear.

January 22
Streams in the Desert
By Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman

As one who played the clarinet in the school band, I understand how the musician must stay focused during the rests in a piece of music. It is not a time to turn away from the director and day dream. Instead it’s a time to double your focus so as not to miss the cue for your next note.

Time to refill my cup and sharpen my focus on my Director.  My music depends on it!



  1. Sandy you always give me something to think about. You are my personal Portal to Prayers! Thank you so much. I'm in a "rest" period right now, but I just received all my seeds, so I know the time is coming soon when I'll be too busy to keep up. Better enjoy this quiet time to reflect while I can.


  2. Thank you Jane for those encouraging words. Usually what I write about in the morning has everything to do with where I am personally and are the result of my own devotions. I think God knows that I best clarify my own thoughts by writing them out. And this blog has given me an outlet to do that.

    Knowing what I do about you, yes, you had better enjoy your quiet time - it won't be long before you will be planting and canning your bountiful harvest! (-:

  3. A few quick notes this morning and then a rest this afternoon. Beautiful music!