The old river never stops…

The old mighty Mississippi never stops.  I took this on my Blackberry from my 5th floor room at the Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque, Iowa, where I am attending a Vineyard meeting.

This morning I watched the river for a long time.  It’s mesmerizing.  Watching the river made me think about life, which seems a lot like this old river.  It just never stops.  It keeps coming right at you. 

There isn’t a stitch of wind this morning and the Mississippi looks like glass.  She doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. 

As I watched a duck motor down the middle of the river, making a tiny wake in its trail, I found myself praying the serenity prayer.

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change … courage to change the things I can … and wisdom to know the difference.”

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