The Daily Paine

Lord, keep me safe on this trail I ride, and if sometimes I drift from Your plan.
 Guide me back gently to the land that I love, with the touch of Your awesome big hand.
 The stars up above, I know You named every one, and I see my name written there.
 One day I’ll ride home, peace and joy for my own path, with not one single worry or care.”
      –Cowboy’s Prayer

Thought I’d just share a few little things today and let you ponder.  It’s been a perplexin’ week for one reason or another.  Electricity out at school, electricity out at home, computer down, but my goodness the mornings have sure been nice.  I was thinkin’ more about the clouds.  Sometimes it’s just nice to relax with simple things.

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”         –John Muir

Now that’s the truth!  Problem is getting out to the mountains.  But my favorite time of the year is upon us–fall.  I really liked to get out and wander in the woods in the fall.

Here are another few thoughts to ponder.

     “I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
      I would be pure, for there are those that care.
      I would be strong, for there is much to suffer,
      I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
      I would be friend to all–the foe, the friendless;
      I would be giving, and forget the gift.
      I would be humble, for I know my weakness;
      I would look up–and laugh–and love–and lift.”
               –Howard Arnold Walter

     “Then justice will inhabit the wilderness,
      and righteousness will dwell in the orchard.
      The result of righteousness will be peace;
      the effect of righteousness
      will be quiet confidence forever.
      Then my people will dwell in a peaceful place,
      in safe and secure dwellings.”
               –Isaiah 32:16-18 (HCSB)