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"...but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,

they shall mount up with wings like eagles,

they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."

Isaiah 40:31

Greetings to one and all. As I write these words, it feels like the summer season is coming to an abrupt halt. The school buses are rolling again, the night temperatures are cooling down and shades of fallings leaves drop before our eyes.

However, the calendar tells me there are still several weeks of summer left, and I know for me personally, summer is not officially over until I put away the BIG suitcase, which happens at the end of my vacation season.

Having made that comment, I'm in the frame of mind I affectionately refer to as being "scatterbrained". I'm making lists and checking them twice, and it's not even Christmas time.

For some reason, the summer seasons seem to fly faster each year. That's why the above words from the prophet Isaiah have always been a refreshing source of renewed energy and strength for me.

On those days, when strength has diminished and energy has been sapped out, this verse lifts me up and helps me to go on. These words of Isaiah are good to carry in our hearts and minds for all those times weariness is present and strength is low.

Our challenge as Christians is to "wait for the Lord," which is not always easy because we are not people of patience. However, "good things always come to those who wait."

So, let us continue with our faithfulness and patience. Let us wait for the Lord, " and our strength will be renewed and we will walk and not faint."

In Peace and Love,