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When the sun rises, so do I

on November 13, 2018


colors blaze

across the sky-

when the sun rises,

so do i


a fresh new day 

another try

when the sun rises 

so do i


ocean crashes

seagulls fly 

when the sun rises

so do i


I climb the stairs

with a pensive sigh

when the sun rises

so do i


This past weekend we had our annual women’s retreat with our church.  We went to one of my favorite places- the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

At home,  I am usually the first one to wake up, and the first thing I do is make a cup of coffee.  I like my quiet time in the mornings.

But one of the things I enjoyed most about this weekend was waking up early and finding fellowship with the other ladies who were also early risers.  I loved drinking coffee together, watching the sunrise, and sharing stories with one another…and then sometimes we sat in silence.

I told the ladies that I LOVE it when our clocks “fall back”- because I LOVE getting ready for bed early!  As soon as the sun comes up, I naturally wake up- no matter what time I go to bed, so the earlier to bed, the better!

When the sun rises- so do I! 

…weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning- 

Psalm 30 



2 responses to “When the sun rises, so do I

  1. Bill Sweeney says:

    Coffee, fellowship with godly people we love, watching the sunrise on a beautiful morning…, in this life, it doesn’t get much better than that.

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    • Julie Harris says:

      I would have to agree with you 😊 I led us in some worship music and we also had devotionals while we were there, but this year the sunrise coffee fellowship was definitely my favorite part 😊 Hope you are doing well. Your blog and your testimony is such an inspiration to me- and I always look forward to seeing your posts! God bless you ❤️

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