Monday, February 4, 2013

The Little Things

Looking back over another week, the week that January turned into February ...

Thank You, Lord, for all the little blessings, all from You ...

For these meaningful words, shared by a granddaughter on Instagram ...

And these words - "I am with you always ... When My Presence is the focal point of your consciousness, all the pieces of your life fall into place." (Jesus Calling)

Reminders from You throughout the week - to slow down, and to focus on listening to You ... for calling me to this even more during a 70-day period from the end of January through Easter and into the first few days of April. 

For a little break from blogging last week - desiring to keep priorities in place ... 

For our first Devo Outing since right before Christmas - our time away as a couple, each of us listening and learning from You, away from our work and tasks - on a day that was a bit warmer than some, enjoying the beauty of DeSoto Bend ...

"You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in You,
all whose thoughts are fixed on You!"
(Isaiah 26:3)

Beautiful early morning sky one morning last week ...

For helping me with my desire to read more books this calendar year, and for two completed this past week - The Circle Maker (my second time through), and Hidden Art (re-reading an old favorite from the past) ... 

Beautiful words from Romans ...

"We have peace with God 
because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
Christ has brought us into this place
of underserved privilege
where we now stand ... 
So now we can rejoice 
in our wonderful new relationship with God
because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us
friends with God."
(Romans 5:1-2, 11)

More reminders of what is most important in life ...

"Love the Lord your God
with all your heart, 
all your soul,
all your mind,
and all your strength.
The second is equally important:
Love your neighbor as yourself."
(Mark 12:29-31)

Time with these two sweet ones overnight Friday and on Saturday ...

Your perspective to focus on the daily, and the little things of life ...

"Follow Me one step at a time ... 
Keep your mind on the present journey, 
enjoying My Presence. 
Walk by faith, not by sight, 
trusting Me to open up the way before you." 
(Jesus Calling)

For strength, energy, and joy as we cared for two sweet grandkids from Friday noon to Saturday late afternoon - cuddles with our 10-month old Eva, watching her at play, legos, & marshmallow snowman project with 4-year-old Cruz, a "picnic" down in our playroom, and the fun Cruz had as Grampa took him to a nearby dairy farm ...

And then, time to "rest up" on Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon/evening - 

A special gift of a long phone call with a son in SF - so blessed ...

Thank You, Lord, for the many blessings of the daily - and may I watch for You in the daily moments of this new week ...

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post to start a new week...I too desire to keep my priorities in in line with God's desires...

    You have beautiful grandkids and I know you had so much fun keeping them...They do hold a special place in our heart.....

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  2. Beautiful thoughts and a great breathing in and breathing out. Keeping our focus on HIm.
    I would like you invite you to join me in linking to Sunday Stillness.
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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