I got up early... cleaned the kitchen, fed one dog and several cats... checked my email, a couple of favorite blogs... I really got up early to meditate...and then tweak the words on the paper written for the reflection this morning in worship. I am tired, God... and feel quite uninspired...it has been a juggle this past week...a houseguest since before Christmas..everybody else "off" and me not really "off" but trying to do it all...and January is going to be busy...and full of a lot of decisions--family or work...every weekend. But for now, I will stop complaining...It's good to name my apprehensions...and to lay them at Your feet...because I know you won't forget or ignore them...and I might. I pray for your grace and mercy to drape round my shoulders today... I pray for your light to gently shine and touch us all... and may these words of my mouth, and meditations of my heart offer what needs to be offered today. In your love, I rest and pray, Amen.