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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday


We are officially into fall, or Autumn. Today the wind chimes
are singing in the beautiful morning air. The weather
is having a bit of a change and as in spring, I go crazy in the fall.
I noticed this morning the light had changed.

Just a simple leaf became a work of art. I have always
been drawn to heart-shapes in nature.
But this morning, I was drawn to the magic that seemed to be
all around me.
I could feel the air that ran across my skin finer than silk.
The trees were dancing for me as their leaves shimmered
in the glorious light with the blue of the sky as
a wonderful roof.

The light seemed to make all things glow. What I love
about morning glories is they take sun light into itself
to make their whole being glow from inside.
Like the beauty of a woman with a baby growing inside of her.
The glow that comes from within that speaks to the quiet beauty
of new life.
When the Holy Spirit comes to live within you,
the Greek word means " quickening." When a woman goes to the
doctor the doctor will ask, " When did you first feel the quickening?"
Which means the first butterfly kiss of the baby moving in your tummy.
So is the sweetness of the Holy Spirit that draws all men unto Himself.
We begin a new life and everything becomes new and all the old has passed
away.

"God wanted us to choose to love Him. Our freedom to choose that would have
been meaningless if we had not also been free not to love Him.
The freedom to obey depends on the freedom to disobey.
The will of God is always bigger, different, far better than we could
dream."
(Elisabeth Elliot)
Today is a all of my dreams come true kind of day.

Today the grass beneath my feet was filled with diamonds.
The flowers were all wearing jewels on the petals that sparkled
in the light.

Even the leaves wore the beauty well. Oh I am so thankful
to wake up mornings such as this, to be able to sing of the Glory
of God and be so very thankful today, that I am alive.
Today I will keep my eyes open to all of the magic
that lives in the world.
I hope your Thursday, will be lovely and as filled with
joy and promise and all things good.



Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(Psalm. 107:6)

11 comments:

  1. Lovely pics!!! Have a great Thursday, too.

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  2. This is great...we aren't having that kind of weather here yet. I bet you are a great writing teacher for your kids!!
    Love the pictures...oh, love the quickening...funny how you never forget that feeling and at times so miss it in your stomach.
    Have a great Thursday!!!

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  3. Those are such pretty pictures. I do love Morning Glories too. Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  4. Just beautiful. You are so right about the morning glories...they do glow from within!
    Amy

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  5. Such a wonderful morning to be thankful for. I feel really ungrateful that I'm not thankful for the return to 100 degree weather next week, though.

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  6. You have such a way with words. Your photos and sentiments are lovely. :)

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  7. It is just summer trying to exert its loosing control, we know who wins!!! :) When it is foggy and cold you won't feel so angry at ole Mr. Summer because he doesn't want to leave, in fact, you will beg him to return, come about February. :)

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  8. The bejeweled flowers are breathtaking! What a beautiful picture of how the Holy Spirit quickens in us. He just did that this morning - a big quickening, like a great big bear hug from God!

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  9. As always, your eye for nature and the beauty that surrounds us all is keen. How much comfort there is in the beauty of the world and the simple events that unfold around us. Better than the most beautiful stage dressing! ;)

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  10. Such a thought provoking and moving post. The photos just beautiful....Happy Autumn to you Farm Girl.

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  11. dear kim,

    this is a beautiful, moving piece that i
    love so much. thank you.

    and i love your sweet picture, too.

    love,
    lea

    ps. we skyped w/our little brazilian girl
    tonight. she was a little weepy but doing
    very well. her mom is doing better, too. :)

    thanks for always asking. it makes me
    feel very special.

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