Measuring Life

I am aware life has become divisive, a blame-game to chart the day, a time when the mail can deliver bombs. It is in that I thought of those in my life for whom I have the fullest respect, which can be said, down deep they are not shallow. In a recent fishing trip out of Forks, Washington, on the Sol Duc River, I took a picture–yes, at times I’m so very lucky with a picture that exceeds my nominal skills, that speaks to me. This morning I thought of the most valued in my life. I also thought a blog to bring a good measure of life possibly could help each of you who read the blog. So, here goes…I’m casting in your direction with this–hopefully there’ll be a hook-up!

Life is measured, by most in frequency unmatched by the calendar, the year, the month, the day, the time.

It is also measured by the day and the night.

Even more, by the light and the dark.

The biblical image of the darkness never overcoming the light is the most meaningful.

In this picture there is both light and shadow. There is also the river—Sol Duc—Sparkling Waters—and the lovely tree.

May life be for you whenever the shadows happen, first of all know that shadows are evidence there’s light somewhere. But, also, as you look at this picture, may you know the river and the incredibly beautiful tree—is always with you.

Measure your life most of all by the blessings, the moments of joy and the heartening pulse of each moment.

Grace and Peace and Blessings…Always….


About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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