Happy Fourth of July!

Fireworks. Family. Friends. Fun.

Summertime to me… means family fun! Here is poem written by my dad. Enjoy.

“Almost every Sunday evening THE LAKE becomes very quiet and I am filled with Lake Reflections.” Robert Appel
Dear Lord
Still is the lake and calm,
Stirred not by wind or sound.
Shining just as a glassy mirror,
Surfacing such deep reflections all around.
Trees reflecting green in water blue,
Every leaf a mirror image true.
Centered shoreline dividing one to two,
All this clearly in my view.
Then I had a wondrous thought,
Was the mirror also reflecting me?
My life showing above the line,
While underneath only You could see.
Tomorrow when the winds blow free,
And the mirror’s but a wave,
Then Lord let my reflection be,
My soul–that You alone doth save.
Amen.
******
……Rockman 8/17/97
Sunday Evening

 

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About the Author

Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.