Friday, December 7, 2007

Sunrise with God

The baking went well. I made two kinds of fudge, two kinds of cookies, and a pan of magic bar cookies. The party also went well yesterday. The Christmas cards, however, I never got around to. I have a million and two things to do today it seems, but chose this morning to spend an extended amount of time connecting with God and writing instead of worrying about that. I know I'll actually be more efficient this way.

Let me tell you about a new thing I've discovered that I love to have on during my morning time with God. Its a TV show called Sunrise Earth. Its one hour of the sun rising in a beautiful location in nature. There is no talking - only soothing and invigorating nature sounds from the location. Often there are wild animals in the camera shots, but there is almost never any humans, buildings or cars. I love it!

I can get it on the Animal Planet station, where unfortunately there are a few commercial breaks (TiVo could fix that). I also get it on the HDTV station, where it is absolutely stunning and commercial free.

If you can't get the program on your TV network, you can buy the DVD set here. It's a bit pricey. Or you can watch some of it for free on your computer - click here if you want to learn about doing that.

Just thought I'd pass along my latest quiet time tip as its really added to the experience for me. I wake up excited to watch the sunrise with God - from the recliner with my mug and Bible in hand. I'm the kind of gal that loves being in nature... as long as its not too cold (or too hot) ... and the mosquitoes aren't biting. OK, maybe I'm not that rugged after all. Therefore, for me, this show is ideal for spending winter mornings with God. Let me know if you try it, or if you already watch it and have a favorite "episode."


  1. I don't get that channel, so I guess I'll stick with the old standy - watching the sunrise as I take my morning walk around my neighborhood - all bundled up for the winter weather we have had recently. It does make for a great time with the Lord though! :)

  2. Well, I guess you can do it that way... if you want to be all healthy and burn calories and all! :)

    Good for you! Literally!

  3. What time does that come on? I have seen it before, but never noticed the time. I NEED MORE quiet time with God, what I really need is for HIM to kick my butt out of the bed at 5:30 am so I can have that quality time.

  4. Well, here in coastal Carolina I get it on the High Def channel from 7-8 AM and again from 10-11 AM.
    I also get it on the Animal Planet channel from 7-8 AM most days and from 8-9 AM each day.

    It may come on other times ... also, it'd be worth recording if you have DVR. I've heard some people play the DVD to help them fall asleep at night becuase its just that relaxing!

  5. oh of the best inventions we have!!
    My kids are so spoiled.. "Pause it, I have to go to the bathroom"


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