Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Didn't Forget

Hi all! I didn't exactly forget about my blessings post yesterday. I thought about it a lot, but I was away from my computer.
I took the kids to my grandparents farm to help get their winter's wood supply. We had a great time visiting with family, and helping out. I wish I'd taken pictures, but I spaced it out completely. They would have been great pictures to have! Tractors, chain saws, little wood splitting competitions to liven things up; it really was a great time. Only too much food...way too much food...

It's so strange that I had so many battles with time since more than a week ago when I talked about time in my Counting Blessings post. My blessings list is going to reveal the real us, for sure! I'm trying to learn to appreciate and invite God into ALL my time, not just the feel good time. I want to be thankful and appreciative of all the times in my life. I have managed to do that this past week to some extent. I'll get that list posted soon, I hope!
I'm not sure how much I'll get on this computer this week, so I'll wish you all a wonderful week! :) Blessings on all of your time!


  1. We knew you didn't forget! I love the angle of your header photo. It's so interesting!

  2. welcome back home-so nice to go help mom and pop,and I'm sure your kids love visiting gramma and grammpa and get spoiled just a bit

  3. Thanks Susan. My daughter Molly took that picture from a tree she likes to climb. I really like it too. :)

    Judy- Thanks! I am working on answering your email too, just super overwhelmed today trying to get back into the swing of things. We all loved the visit with family. My grandparents and parents live right next to each other on the family homestead. It makes for nice, cozy visits home.

  4. Oh, it's soooo hard not to get sucked into the negative aspect of so much going on these days when it all seems to be going to h-e-double-hockey stick in a hand basket. Roy and I just made a pack the other day that every time one of us says something negative, we have to put a dollar in a jar with our name on it. At the end of a certain period, the one with the fewer dollars in their jar, gets ALL the money to spend as we wish. Really, we have soooo much to be grateful for and are so blessed that we should never let a negative comment fall out of our mouths!

  5. :) That's a great pact! I love it. I bet it would work well with my kids, what a terrific idea!

  6. Love counting my blessings even the ones that are hidden. :) Have a blessed weekend.