August 18, 2011

Ebb and Flow

**This post was written before
I took a month off ~
Which is why some of it is a little "out of date".

The Ordinary.
The Everyday.
The Ebb and Flow of life.

Sometimes we take these things forgranted.
Sometimes we forget to give thanks.
And yet, we are commanded to.
It is the mark of one who is redeemed.

We owe everything to HIM.
To HIS grace.
To HIS mercy.
We belong to HIM.
We are to glorify HIS Holy Name.

1459. Building my repertoire of
quick and easy meals to prepare ~
Just like THIS! :)

1460. More ice cream!

1461. Walks at the beach with friends

1462. Hanging baskets at the front door

1463. The squeals of laughter coming
from Fraser and Emma as they play outside

1464. Austin and Fraser creating music together

1465. So thankful for the Doctrine of God's Sovereignty!

1466. Simplifying life ~ or at least trying to!

1467. Accountability

1468. New beginnings

1469. Amazing preaching Sunday after Sunday ~
SUCH a blessing!

1470. Being challenged from the pulpit through God's Word

1471. My Dad who is always willing to help out around here ~
Thanks Dad! :)

1472. Catching up with a dear friend

1473. Pink sky at night

1474. The longest day of the year

1475. Longer days

1476. My clothesline!

1477. First load of towels hung out to dry ~
LATE...July 4th!

1478. A stretch of sunny days after MANY grey ones

1479. Opening up windows and doors early in the morning
to let the fresh air in and let the stuffy air out!

1480. The breeze that comes off the ocean

1481. Trimmed trees

1482. A better view

1483. Firewood for the winter

1484. Thankful that we don't depend on that
wood to keep warm in the winter months

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,


Lisa said...

It's so good to hear from you again! I hope your summer has been a good one.

Unknown said...

Wonderful blessings! I love the smell of laundry that comes fresh off the line! There's nothing like it!

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

We owe everything to HIM.
To HIS grace.
To HIS mercy.
We belong to HIM.
We are to glorify HIS Holy Name.

That is a post in itself! I am going to write these words down and hang them on our fridge! Thanks for always being so Truth filled! You are a blessing to me!


Maryann said...

I love the way clothes smell after they have been hung out on the line, I think your view is fantastic.
I have done a gratitude journal in the past and somehow it got easy to do.
Just the encouragement I needed to start again.

Camille said...

Dear Lisa ~ Thank you so much! It has been lovely to take a break and enjoy these fleeting days with our family...the LORD is so good to us, isn't HE? Trust all is well with you too. :)

Dear Jenn ~ True...I agree...nothing like it! I even like *crunchy* towels. :)

Dear Christine ~ You are a blessing to me...thank you for your sweet encouragment. :)

Dear Maryann ~ How much we have to be thankful for! May the LORD encourage your heart as you continue to count all the many ways HE blesses. :)

Many blessings,

Farmgirl said...

Should I say, 'welcome back'? It was good to read your blog today! I trust you are refreshed and rejuvenated my friend! Looking forward to reading more of your inspiring blogs!!

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ Thank you for the kind *welcome back*'s lovely to hear from you my friend. :) Trust all is well in your neck of the woods...we'll catch up soon!


Wanting What I Have said...

Oh Camille! WHAT A VIEW!!!!

Camille said...

Dear Jennifer ~ We are so thankful! The LORD is so gracious to us, isn't HE? :)


Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

As always a beautiful list that draws my gaze heavenward...

Camille said...

Dear Heather in AZ ~ You are always a sweet encouragement...thank you! :)