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Rising

I’ve always loved morning time. It’s my time…….mostly.

Recently I started running in the mornings. I begin when it’s dark but by the time I’m finished the sun is peeking over the edge of the small hills on my country road.

A sunrise is another beginning. Another chance. Another day to love and laugh and cry. Another day to live like it matters.

A sunrise could be the start of a brand new way of living. It brings a whole bunch of new opportunities. It could bring laughter and joy and forgiveness. And healing and compassion.

A sunrise is hope rising and light shining into our darkest seasons.

Since I’ve begun this new thing I’ve seen more beautiful sunrises in the past 6 months than I have my entire life.

The sunrises have been there all along. I just wasn’t there to see them.

I don’t want to miss anymore sunrises.

But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.   Psalm 71:14

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge Ascend.

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  1. dawnlizjones on January 22, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Beautiful! Are you all okay with any snow and ice??

    • mariegriffith on January 23, 2016 at 7:43 am

      Yes we got enough to make a small batch of snow cream!

  2. Tina Schell on January 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    A beautiful quote that works so well with your photos. Enjoy your sunrises!

  3. Grace @ Cultural Life on January 23, 2016 at 3:21 am

    I love mornings too. 🙂 I get up early to commute to work, and this week the sunrises have been especially gorgeous.

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  6. True George on August 6, 2016 at 2:27 am

    yeah I know what you mean I use to go jogging in the mornings before the sun comes out and see the sun rise before finishing

  7. Fortunately Human on December 29, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Its lovely to see and experience the sunrise…

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