A word from our President ...
Anne O'Brien, President
Marilyn La Riviere, past National CWU president sends out a daily email message. Today she talked about how we need to recharge ourselves. How do you recharge yourself? Marilyn and I agree. While some need peace and quiet to recharge I always say, I thrive on interaction and even a bit of chaos. I also need some quiet time. Reading scriptures and daily meditations from several books I enjoy brings me peace. It is a good time to pray for the causes and people on my prayer list. Exercise is also a great relaxer for me. I like to walk and go to the Y now that it is open again. Marilyn says she needs to keep moving so she doesn’t “rust.” That is a good way to look at it. Mental exercise is important too. There are word exercises in the paper or online and also I find that being involved in community keeps my mind active. So we pray: This is also from Marilyn, as contributed by Debbie McDaniel:
Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you that you are able to bring hope through even the toughest of times, strengthening us for your purposes. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your mercy and grace. Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us. Thank you for your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don't thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you've given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus' name, Amen.
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