I am sitting here on this Monday morning in an empty house. It is a strange feeling, but a very needed break. I get a whole hour and a half to myself today. My desk is situated in the nicest spot, in my opinion of the house. I get a wonderful view out my front window. There are trees, sunshine and a view at my fenced in yard. I can hear the birds and watch the squirrels scampering about looking for their winter food, My tomato plants are still looking great loving this warm end to September. The smell of rain is still in the air, but it is drying up.
I love nature and I worship the creator of it! The Lord must love beautiful things. Since we are made in His image it is no wonder that there is all of this beauty and that we love it. Just putting two and two together.
I am continuing my gratitude list today. It has been a little while since I have added to it.
~The beauty I see outside my window~
~eating a meal with my boys and best friend and then staying up until 1 am visiting with her and enjoying a Jane Austen movie~
~that my children can be so silly that they make me laugh and light hearted~
~enjoying a morning visit with my mother-in-law Saturday~
~lunch out with my best friend and a sweet little girl I miss so much~
~A worship song sung over me by the Lord (through a lovely singer) about how much he loves me and wants to be with me~
~and that I have it in my iTunes library to play anytime I want to (My Beloved by Kari Jobe)~check it out if you want to know how the Lord feels about and sees you!
~watching my baby boy being touched by the Holy Spirit and responding to a tug at his heart to be closer to the Lord~
~seeing myself even more for who God sees and being able to look at my image in the mirror and seeing beauty. He made me how I am and He sees beauty and perfection. Healing of the mind is wonderful~
~teaching my children this~
~learning something knew about the Bible as I was teaching the Kid’s Church yesterday….guess the teacher was also the student and always will be~
~A quiet rainy Sunday afternoon spent with my boys playing a game~
~the sun shining through my window as I read the word of the Lord and listen to Worship music~
~that the Lord orchestrates time off for me that I so desperately need, even if it is only an hour or two~
~my friends thinking of me as my husband is away and checking in on me yesterday~
~the beauty of the word of the Lord~
~this flower made by my son for me~
~my boys and I are no longer sick~
~my husband will be home tomorrow evening~
Psalms 139 is my verse of choice today