Monday, October 5, 2009

1000 Gifts: Our morning walk

"Rejoice in the LORD always.
I will say it again:


Philippians 4:4

As my cup overflows, I give thanks...

mid-morning walks... together

cool crisp air, warming sunshine, bright blue skies... time outdoors

wide open streets, leaf-littered sidewalks, fast moving wheels, little boy joy

flowers still blooming, bird houses waiting, gardens like this... for all to enjoy

a break from our studies and a sigh of relief

acorn hat whistles and a moment to teach

tiny striped socks and little girl shoes

light-hearted banter and nothing to lose

a race to the corner, a leisurely stroll

a great treasure found... a giant acorn-- whole!

"Mom, look at all the leaves!!"

and freedom. freedom. freedom.

finally, this awesome promise:

"As you come to him, the living Stone--
rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--
you also, like living stones,
are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood,
offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
For in Scripture it says:
'See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.' "

1 Peter 2: 4-6

and the list goes on...

holy experience


Jennifer said...

Oh those sweet little shoes! Love your list...

Carrie said...

Your Monday lists are a great way to get my week going! You're a great writer, and I love all your pictures! I love how you see God's beauty in even the small things! ... And Lollipop's shoes are ADORABLE!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

The little girl shoes brightened my morning. (:
Your lists are always uplifting.

Meghan said...

Your photos are lovely! I'm a bit obsessed with baby girl shoes right now too.

deb said...

What a walk of joy!

Leslie said...

Way to wax poetic, Heath! I'm loving your blessings list. Can't wait until you add "caught him/her" to it!!! Love, Les

Trish said...

Your list is so sweet. The photos are wonderful...brings so many memories. Thank you for sharing.