Looking out my window
After a long winter, and an even longer spring, the gift of summer-like blue skies and green trees is feeding my thirsty soul with life from above.
I am thinking
that “God loves a cheerful giver” because He knows His own giving heart is being shared in the gift. This weekend God prompted me to share a gift with a stranger, and then on Monday morning my artist friend shared one of her most special paintings “The Lady in the Garden” with me. Here it is hanging next to a shared gift from another friend:
I am thankful
for the gift of prayer during this seemingly unending search for the correct RA meds. I have found another level to the grace of being carried. Jesus is showing me that when He says, “You have need of patience,” He wants to be the one to supply it for me.
One of my favorite things
The story of Ruth is one of my favorites. From several different directions, it seems that the Lord has me considering it again this spring and summer. This song always stirs a deep longing and prayers in my heart for so many loved ones.
I am creating
I am loving the gift of this poetry journal “Treasures” from my children for a Mother’s Day present. Some of the poetry that you read here has had its creation started in the scribbling of this book.
I am wearing
capris and a t-shirt, with a jacket nearby on this cool morning.
I am reading/watching/listening to
This month I began reading a book that was first recommended to me several years ago in a comment by one of my blogging friends. And it is already touching my heart deeply. “Just Show Up: The Dance of Walking Through Suffering Together,” by Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn, is the story of two friends who were willing to share their hearts through some of the darkest days imaginable. I am being challenged to allow the Lord to continue to deepen my own friendships. And I am excited to begin reading the next devotional by Susan Chamberlain Shipe, “31 Days of Praying Psalm 91.”
I am hoping
for this season of rehab to continue to progress smoothly for my husband. His recovery is happening slower than he thought it would, but we know that God’s timing is never delayed. He is the perfect planner!
I am learning
even more that my #oneword for this year, “sufficient,” is being proven day by day as I hold onto Jesus’ strength for me.
In my kitchen
This week my husband revived his interest in our Bread Machine, and has been experimenting with his own recipes. Since I’ve been gluten free, he has seemed to enjoy his bread even more than he used to! (Funny how that happens, isn’t it?) So, once again, the aroma of Whole Grain Molasses Bread has been wafting through our home.
In my garden
A new blogger I’ve recently begun following has such a friendly site, where she invites you to come along for a virtual “cup of tea” and conversation. In this post last week, over at Tea With Jennifer, she shared the story that helped to shape her view of eternity. Read it by clicking here.
“We cannot always be doing a great work, but we can always be doing something that belongs to our condition. To be silent, to suffer, to pray when we cannot act, is acceptable to God.” ~~Fenelon
A Moment From My Day
Here we are, at the six week post-op check for my husband’s knee replacement surgery with his surgeon, Dr. Michael Anderson. He was so gracious to let me post this picture.
(Graphic created with Youversion Bible App)
Where are your days taking you? Have you found the peace that comes from taking hold of the Lord’s hand? He is our ONE true help. May you find His peace this day.
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