March 12, 2019
Looking out my window
I see the old oak tree with bare limbs stretching out in many directions. A few brown leaves hang on, but soon new leaves will sprout. Though it is cloudy, there are beautiful yellow daffodils smiling up at me with their cheerful faces.
I am thinking
How nice my house will look and feel once all the clutter is gone! Maybe if I keep thinking about the result I will have more inspiration to work hard now.
I am thankful…
[bctt tweet=”I am thankful for God’s presence in my life no matter where I go.” username=”GaylWright”]
I’m also filled with gratitude for my beautiful family, loving friends and my new church. For the ability to write, cook and make art. I’m also thankful for all the years I had my mom with me. Today would have been her 96th birthday. In the picture below we are celebrating her 93rd. She crossed the threshold from this life to the next less than a month after this was taken.
One of my favorite things
Sitting outside on the porch listening to the stream across the street and the myriad of bird songs. So many birds I can’t identify, but I know I heard doves and cardinals. Soon, I plan to look at my book and listen to the CD of birds in my area, so I can name them.
I am creating
One thing I recently finished is a collage bookmark. One side has the Bible verse: Psalm 33:22 (CSB) – “May your faithful love rest on us, LORD, for we put our hope in you.” The opposite side has my haiku paraphrase of the verse. I’ve also made collages in my art journal, the latest of which is below.
I am wearing…
A heather-gray top with ¾ sleeves ending in a bell shape. I also have on jeans with some flower embroidery. My feet are bare.
I am reading
Presently I’m in the middle of reading some of these books, have finished one and just beginning another:
I am hoping…
To make more bookmarks and note cards and do other projects. Maybe later this year I will open an Etsy shop.
I am learning…
To recognize God’s presence with me all the time. Psalm 139 shows us how there is no place we can escape from His presence.
[bctt tweet=”I used to think in fear that I had better be good, because God is always watching. But now I know I need not fear.” username=”GaylWright”]
God loves me, protects me, guides me and forgives me when I sin. His grace and mercy follow me everywhere I go, not just for today, but forever. Because He loves, we can love.
1 John 4:16-19 (NASB)
We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
In my kitchen
I’ve had some kitchen adventures this month. My grandson wanted a tiger cake for his birthday. I had recently sketched a tiger following a YouTube video by Mark Crilley. So I used it as a guide for the cake. The problem is that I didn’t have the bags to squeeze the icing through the tips so I had to improvise.
Once we understand, accept, and embrace with our whole hearts and minds that we are beloved, period, everything else either falls away or falls into place.
~Michelle DeRusha in TRUE YOU ~ Letting go of your false self to uncover the person God created.
A moment from my day
[bctt tweet=”Because I want to be intentional in recognizing God’s presence in my life, I look for ways to help me do that.” username=”GaylWright”]
I’ve been listening to this song by Toby Mac. It illustrates how we can realize God’s presence moment by moment. I believe it also reminds us that every human being is created in the image of God.
It has been fun looking back over my days this month. I am blessed to be able to share with you a glimpse into my life. Sometimes life is hard and I feel like I’m going in many directions.
[bctt tweet=”But when I slow down and savor the moments and memories, I realize that I am grateful for the life I have.” username=”GaylWright”]
What are your days like? I would love to have a glimpse into your life, too. Feel free to share a moment from your day in the comments.
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