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Is it really Monday again, Lord?
Sometimes it feels like there’s more than one of these a week,
with its vast landscape of work spread out before me,
and the realization that a lot of it
doesn’t have any chance of getting done.

I’m glad for Mondays though, don’t get me wrong!
Mondays humble me.
They cause me to prioritize the precious gift of time
and to imagine what I’d like the week to look like ~
knowing full well that life will again surprise me
with its laughable unpredictability!

On Mondays, more than most days, I seek your help, Lord.
Grant me courage, I pray, to navigate this week,
caring less about what I get checked off my to do list
and more about the person I am becoming by your grace!
Amen.

Words (c) 2012 Mark Lloyd Richardson
Photo (c) 2012 Dallis Day Richardson
P.S. ~ Sadly, as many of you know, we lost our little Sadie (pictured above) in January, and are still trying to adjust to life without her. Photos and happy memories are what we have left.

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