I hope you enjoy this beautiful video. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
He was born a child of summer.
Since he grew to be the man who would brighten my days, warm my heart, literally light up my world like the sun.
Last week was his birthday.
And I wanted it to be special. A day worth remembering.
So I made a cake and he blew out the candle. But not before I reminded him to make a wish.
And I stood beside him. Making a wish of my own.
A prayer that God would allow me to savor these moments. Before another one vanishes like the smoke of a smoldering wick.
Because sometimes our days feel like the rush of hourglass sand and our hearts like melting wax. And it is good to pause and to celebrate all the gifts we’ve been given.
And that is how I want to fill up this life. With thankfulness, laughter, love.
Celebrating each second like a kid on vacation. My toes wiggling in the sand. Basking in the warm glow of the sun. And reveling in the reality that every day is a day worth remembering.
And you? What have you been celebrating lately? Is it time for a vacation?
Beneath the blistering August sun, people gain a new appreciation for trees.
No longer taken for granted, trees provide a welcome shelter for outdoor laborers. They share the shady canopy of green with feathered creatures who nestle into branch-built homes at days end, or whenever a respite from the heat is necessary.
I, too, find myself seeking out the comforting cover of the rare parking lot tree at my neighborhood market.
It might be farther away from the entrance but, it is worth the extra walking distance to make sure the car temperature doesn’t escalate to the point of causing me to spontaneously combust!
I am thankful for trees.
For the shade they provide and for the picture they give me of God’s sheltering love.
Beneath His canopy of grace, I find hope in the comfort of his protection and peace in the assurance of His provision.
Rest that only comes when I am living in His shelter. Not taking the shade for granted – Ever thankful for the “shadow of the Almighty”.