Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! Trusting God opens my eyes to see all the gifts He gives us. I pray the words in this post move you one step closer to trust and gratitude. These thoughts come right out of my journals, from my heart to yours!
Writing these posts has been a gift from God these past months. Ideas and words come to me, and I write them down before I lose them. An analogy comes to me, maybe as I weed or notice the grass growing out-of-control. This has been a joy for me! And then it’s my responsibility to respond, with the attention and work to put it into words. This joy has been somewhat of a surprise to me!
I have been noticing the clouds, and how they reflect the light of the sun. We use sunny days and blue skies as an analogy for happiness. But, it is when the sunlight catches the clouds that we can actually see the play of its brightness. It is clouds that make for gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Yet, cloudy days are an analogy for sadness.
I was out picking weeds. But then in the quiet, I got to thinking. And as ideas came, I snapped photos of the weeds in my yard (who does that?!), and came in and sat down to write. The weeding will have to be finished later. Instead I’ll share my thoughts with you … Continue reading
Imagine this little experience with me a moment…
I went to the top of the stairs yesterday and called out, “Ellie, do you remember what you needed to do this morning?”
“What?” came the reply.
I repeated the instructions. Pause. There was this staticky radio noise coming from her room, which I recognized as coming from her Our Generation mini doll car. Continue reading
All of a sudden our grass has turned green again! For weeks it looked sickly, like maybe there were pests or the watering wasn’t quite right, or was it was just the hot hot southern Utah summer? I couldn’t quite make anything work. Then I fertilized, and that seemed to take care of it. I just mowed four days ago, and as you can see, it’s already out of control!