just a slowing to see

amongst the potato vines, she chose to nestle her treasure #sparroweggs #whyaretheydifferent?

honestly, very honestly, my eyes have become somewhat clouded lately.  it's not that His presence is harder to see.....that His gifts do not abound.  but it's that i'm choosing not to notice.  as i bluster about.  as i go my own way.  (and now the song plays in my head, fleetwood mac, "you can go your own wayyyy".) a self-imposed decidedly ungrateful funk, i guess.

so, i'm forcing myself for pause for just a moment to

the ever-ongoing-list of the millions of ways He showers grace upon me.....
the teensy-tiniest birds' eggs
even the cow bird's eggs, too
His power painted across the sky
His glory #latergram #stormwatching #breathtakinglybeautiful #mondaynight #thunderstorm
sweet on my tongue
salty butter
easy-to-please children
a bowl to use and spoon to stir with

because it's not a sleepover without rice krispie treats #butterlove #girliehasagirliefriendover
a companion who loves unconditionally
sleeping her
sleeping children
nighttime frog chorus
fireflies in a jar

life is tiring when you're a goldendoodle #curledup #wishicouldjoinyouwinnie #goldendoodle
egg-giving wonders
a running chicken, something that makes me laugh every time
a better-late-then-never garden and life sprouting

well, good morning, ladies! ☀#themandyou #welcometomyweedgarden #maybeillworkouttheretoday #thisdayisagift #1000gifts #pictapgo_app
friends who text
friends reunited
lives well lived and reminiscing
hope in a forever future
hot sunshine on my skin
work that satisfies
another anniversary celebrated
vision to see...may it increase, Lord

as i've been carrying around a softball of anxiety in my stomach lately over how little time there seems to be
to get.everything.done, (therein lies my problem, i fear, EVERYthing will NEVER be done),
i've had ann's words on repeat, "life is not an emergency. life is not an emergency. slow to see."
it's really not,  i really believe it. and i'll try, Lord-help-me,
i'll try to slow & see.
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  1. I'm totally understanding the place you're in. Praying for you and that you can find peace in the now.

  2. A really lovely list. Thanks for the post and God bless you richly.

  3. i get that panicked feeling too. there's always that nagging in the back of my mind...the constant to-do list and i hate it. so good to slow down and take a look around. to breathe it all in. sooo much to be thankful for:) can't wait to squeeze you soon:)

  4. I get the funk. we've all been there. the best part is that you can be sure it's a passing season. clouds - in the sky, or in our hearts - are always being blown in one direction or another. xo

  5. Love...deep breath...give thanks...ask for peace.

  6. Oh my goodness, I needed this today! I feel like life had been an emergency, just wasting my days away, rushing by. I don't want days like that! I was to count my blessings, being thankful for small things. Children giggling, messy sticky faces, cuddles on the couch, shoes laying around. Thank you for this.


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