Some friends and I are participating in a Bible study based on Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts. She shares how God has given us time, time to do this one life, well. How often to we rush through life as if it is an emergency? Running…always running…but, not really seeing.
Slow down. Savor each moment. See the moment for what it is…a gift.
She says that naming the gifts in the moments, offers the gift of recognition. It helps us see.
God is the giver of all things, and oh how He has blessed me! Yes, some of those gifts didn’t seem like gifts at the time. I struggled. I cried. I yelled in frustration. That is why it is so important to see the gifts given, so when the times are difficult and I feel myself in a dark place….I can be reminded that God is faithful. Always, always faithful.
I’d like to share pictures of just some of my gifts.
I smile as I remember each one…
- I breathe in slow. Exhale. It’s never about performing. It’s always about passion. – Ann Voskamp (lifeacousticandamplified.wordpress.com)
- Joy Dare – Day 5 – Something You’re Reading, Making, Seeing (mommyroad.wordpress.com)
- Homework vs. Heartwork (claricegjames.wordpress.com)
Dawn, love the pics of all that made you smile. Looks like you could relate to my Homeword vs. Heartwork blog. I guess we all need to slow down, huh?
Thanks for slowing me down today. All photos beautiful! You took me back to my rural Iowa roots. Thank you again. God bless
Such beautiful photos and words! thanks for reminding me to slow down! That is exactly what I have been doing today.