March 6, 2011

Life...As it Happens

The rhythm of life as it happens ~
As it ebbs and flows.

Day in.
Day out.

We seek daily to turn
our attention to the

What better way than
to fully attend to the

We are called to this.
Called to live fully for HIM ~
in ALL we do!

Life in our home is never dull.
There are many things to occupy our time.
There are many people to minister to.
Never a lack of things to be done.

In the here.
In the now.

Might we all really live.
And live really well.
For HIS glory!

"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
~ Colossians 3:17 ~

1241. Boy vacuum-er who smiles at me!

1242. Sugar in the cupboard

1243. Butter melting on the stove

1244. Emma creating at the table with a
"Make and Do" book

1245. Trees in the woods pointing to the Heavens ~
and us looking up in the middle of the trail

1246. Blue beyond

1247. Fresh air

1248. The children chattering and clattering on ahead

1249. Being *crowded out* by one on the walk
who comes along between glad they *want* to!

1250. Boy-Man greeting me at the door

1251. Sun warming the car in winter

1252. Chocolate Mousse Royale

1253. Praline's and Cream

1254. Two hours alone in the morning...rare!

1255. Howie taking time off work to take the children
to the climbing gym

1256. Emma taking it upon herself to do dishes without being asked

1257. Finding the floor of the laundry room and sweeping it!

1258. Pushing buttons on the washing machine and it
working, working, working ~ WONDERFUL!

1259. The Doctrine of the Preservation of the saints ~

1260. Warm towels straight from the dryer

1261. People to pray for

1262. Wonderful God Who hears!

1263. Hunger pangs and the resources to satisfy them

1264. Morning quiet

1265. Steaming cup of tea

It's easy to count.
It begins with noticing the *little* things.
Noticing the moments.
Entering into them and writing them down.
It's as simple as that.

My journal sits on my counter.
I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.

Would you like to begin?
Just grab a pen and a journal,
set them out on the counter,
and list out your blessings.
Find the joy in the moments ~
As they arrive.

Enjoy the journey!

Many Blessings,


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I loved reading about all the things - big and small that make you happy, make you smile :) :) Fresh laundry out of the dryer is one of my personal favorites. It's so warm and cozy :) :) Have a lovely week, Camille :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Lisa said...

Once again, this is a wonderful list. Thank you for the reminder to look for and enjoy the little (and big) blessings.

Cassie said...

I feel refreshed by this reminder. Thanks so much for being sensitive to the Holy Spirit and posting this. I am struggling with "the blues" today due to a number of little circumstances and am working on aligning my heart and mind with God's truth this morning. Your post helped me take the first steps in that direction. God bless!

His bondservant said...

What sweet memories. Love the pictures of your children Camille, they are so precious. It is so wonderful to give God praise for all the blessings of life He has so freely given us. Blessings to you, Jackie

Keri On said...

Great to find your very encouraging blog! Thanks for the focus to live every moment for and in Christ.
Your family is beautiful!

Jenn said...

Beautiful! As always! Love your thankfulness posts!

Have a wonderful day my friend! ♥

Camille said...

Dear Heather in Oregon ~ Thank made me smile! Have a lovely week too! :)

Dear Lisa ~ Thank you for your kind encouragement! May the LORD help us all to notice and enjoy everything HE gives and give HIM praise for it all! :)

Dear Cassie ~ Oh how we need to look to the LORD and fill our minds with Truth! Over and over and over again! Hang in there and keep looking to HIM for all your joy! Philippins 4:4-8 :)

Dear Jackie ~ Thank you my friend! How good our Great God is!! :)

Dear Keri ~ Welcome! Thank you for your sweet encouragment here today. May the LORD bless you abundantly. :)

Dear Jenn ~ Thank you my friend! Have a wonderful day too! :)

Many blessings,

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

There is nothing better than a kids doing chores cheerfully. I love it when that happens!

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ It really is a blessing to have their help! Your children are getting bigger all the time...won't be long before you will have nothing to do! :)

Many blessings,

Karen said...

great post my friend.. and I love the picture of his hands on the keys of the piano.. beautiful..
PS.. tell him i could really use him to teach my son how to clean out our
love ya..have a blessed week

Justine said...

You seem like such a great mom! I hope I will be like you with my own kids lol I dont know if I have the patience you seem to posses. P.S. I restarted my journal but I am doing it on sundays because mondays i am usually working my first workday of the week and sundays I have off and its my day to reflect!

Linda said...

Hi Camille.
A beautiful post as always-you bless my heart!So uplifting and encouraging!
Love the photos! So precious! Have a great day.
Hugs and blessings.

Patty said...

What a wonderful list of blessings. I enjoyed stopping by. Have a blessed day.

Camille said...

Dear Karen ~ Thank you for your sweet encouragement! we need our helpers! :)

Dear Justine ~ Oh how I need the LORD to help me day by day! In myself I do not have patience...but HE gives grace and the children forgive when I need them to...what a blessing! I'm glad to hear you are still counting! :)

Dear Linda ~ Thank you for being a faithful is a blessing to hear from you! :)

Dear Patty ~ Thank you so much! I'm glad you came for a visit. :)

Many blessings,

Trisha said...

What a sweet list, my friend! I love seeing pictures of your children. How blessed you are. Yes, one day there won't be little ones to break in on the walk. How right you are to praise God for that one! And, sugar? Do you mean REAL sugar? HA! That means if I came for tea, you'd let me have sugar in it instead of stevia? :)

I love you, friend. Thank you for the beautiful reminders to keep our eyes on Him!!

Camille said...

Dear Trisha ~ You make me smile! Yes, *real* sugar...LOL! But, I do have Stevia if you'd prefer. And...when is it that you are coming?? I can't wait! :)

With Love,

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

Your posts are so inspiring that I think I will start a journal.

We to often forget all the "little" blessings our Lord graciously gives us, what a shame! But what a wonderful way to keep tract and be able to look back years earlier and be reminded of all the blessings we have forgotten.

And times when we get "down", we can go to the Word first and prayer, and then to the journal to be reminded of all our blessings. To be reminded, in the midst of the storms, God is always there blessing us...with kids helping in chores,fresh air,being crowded out, etc.

I so appreciate your blog. I truly believe God uses your blog to encourage others in their walk with Him. What a privilege our God has ordained for you!

Well done, my new friend!

Blessing to you,

Camille said...

Dear Christine ~ You are such an encourager...thank you so much for your sweet words! Oh how Great our LORD Jesus Christ is...HE must be magnified and I must decrease ~ All glory to HIS Wonderful Name! Journals are a wonderful way to keep record of the ways in which our Precious LORD has cared for an "ebenezer"...we can look back to the dark times and see HIS Hand at work. What a blessing it is! I do hope you begin! :)

Many blessings,