Extreme #heat can be very dangerous! Stay safe this summer + avoid heat-related illness:
drink plenty of water
stay cool indoors
limit time outside
wear light, loose clothing
check on older family + neighbors
never leave kids or pets in cars
Don't forget pets shouldn't be left outside and watch walking pets on hot sidewalks.
On the Upper Room website (upperroom.org), under the "daily" tab, they post a daily reflection from one of their many books each day on a page called "New Every Morning." Here is today's:
The gardenia prompts our awareness of life’s high moments of sweetness that can sustain us through the not-so-sweet times—the embrace of a loved one, the adoring smile of a child, the strains of great music, the delectability of a piece of chocolate, the smell of rain . . . or a homemade corsage. Those charming delights strengthen our spirits and nourish our souls if we pay attention and say thank you.
—Linda Douty, Rhythms of Growth: 365 Meditations to Nurture the Soul (Upper Room Books, 2014)
What moments of delight can you notice and say “thank you” for today? Join the conversation.
How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
—Psalm 119:103 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Thank you, God, for sun and showers
Thank you for each lovely flower
Thank you for each stately tree
Through all these, you speak to me.
—A Gardener's Prayer