Happy Monday. “You may not be able to do great things, but you can do small things in a great way.” –unknown
Do you ever feel that no one knows you exist? Life is just so “daily”?
It’s important to stop occasionally to remember that to the child of God “all ground is holy ground.”
The many duties of being a caregiver, rearing children, just balancing the myriad of “stuff” every day becomes so wearisome.
Each of our lives have a far more reaching impact than we can possibly foresee; we are here “for such a time as this.”
I love the story of the gospel song “Brighten the Corner” and how it was written.
Ina Ogden dreamed as a girl of speaking to great audiences and swaying them with her eloquence.
But God gave her a different assignment. Her father became an invalid and she took the hidden place as his nurse.
Accepting this, she wrote from her heart:
“Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
Do not wait to shed your light afar,
To the many duties ever near you now be true,
Brighten the corner where you are.”
The chorus concludes:
“Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar,
Brighten the corner where you are.”
Billy Sunday used her song in many of his revivals. Little did she know.
Dr. Vance Havner said, “So many of us are not big enough to become little enough to be used of God.”
We all have those in our lives who influenced us greatly whose names will never be known on this earth, but they gave what they had—availability.
In his book Running with the Giants, John Maxwell posed this question, “What would the world be if:”
Michelangelo had said, “I don’t do ceilings.”
Noah had said, “I don’t do boats.”
Moses had said, “I don’t do rivers.”
David had said, “I don’t do Goliath’s.”
John the Baptist had said, “I don’t do baptisms.”
Paul had said, “I don’t do letters.”
Where would we be if Jesus had said, “I don’t do crosses.”
I love that! Brighten the corner where you are. So true, and I need reminding of it. Thank you:)
Love you Mrs. Hyles!
Mrs. Hyles: I think of you and your family so often and pray for you. Hope you are doing well. Love you, Charlotte Young
Thank you, Mrs. Hyles, for all the “investments” you made in us through the years. What lovely words these are, and such good reminders. Thank you for never getting off track, and for being the example we needed before us when we were so young and formidable at Hyles – Anderson College.
Thank you Mrs Hyles. I’m doing my “Monday” reading on Thursday. I sing “Make Me a Blessing” on my way to work, now I’m going to add “Brighten The Corner”. You are such a blessing to me. I love you!!
Thank you for your sweet spirit & your always thought provoking messages.
I LOVE HEARING YOU!!!! Thank-you….I hear you singing 🙂
Thank you for these thoughts! They are such a help to me!
Love you, love your Monday reflections…
What a wonderful thought and reminder! Makes me think of my amazing mom, Rose Shepherd, who daily cares for her elderly parents. I love you! – Helen Callaghan
Thank you for this special blessing and reminder today! I always look forward to your “Monday Wisdom for the Day!” 🙂 Thank you for sharing your heart with each of us.
Ah…balm to my soul. Thank you so much!
Thank you Sister Hyles!
I was feeling a little out of the way in the church I know pastor, but this helped push the reset button for me this morning and I am grateful for the reminder that He keeps the records and He knows our usefulness.
May the precious Lord continue to bless you and your special ministry. Bro. Johnny Crowson
Thank you….needed that today!
Thank you so much Mrs Hyles your words are always encouraging and said with love. Thank you for the Mondays with you I love having that time with you I love you dearly and thank you for ALWAYS believing in me
Thanks Mrs. Hyles, you are so special to God, I love Mondays with Beverly, once again I fell like i’m sitting in your class at HAC. God bless and keep you and your family in His tender loving care.
Wow!! What an eye opening blessing your message gave me today!! As always you are a blessing to me!!