30 Days Of Gratitude … Day 12

As a new day arises fresh and anew, so is my gratitude renewed. 🙏

“Give thanks to the Lord of lords: to him who alone does great wonders, who by his understanding made the heavens, who spread out the earth upon the waters, who made the great lights – the sun to govern the day, the moon and stars to govern the night…” (Psalm 136:3-9).

Whenever I have a question (when don’t I?)
Or I just need a place to ‘be’
I take myself outside (Gods House)
It’s where I feel closest to Him. (always)
I sit in silence (me silent?!)
Only to be serenaded by the song and
chirps of my backyard cardinals. (Bird music)
And
I pray.
And
I heal.
And
I praise Him for this
life of mine.
That only He can give me.
I Am Thankful
And
I Am Grateful

Beach Soul Stroll 👣

My first beach soul stroll this year. So many memories. So many miles of soul strolling behind me…I’m grateful to be soul strolling forward….Cloudy, but beautiful nonetheless.

Our Heavenly Father, open our eyes and our hearts. Help us to see the wonderments in today. No matter how easy or how tough our day might be, the wonder of You in our hearts is our source of joy and our strength. Show us life by showing us more of You. Help us leave tomorrow alone so that we can live today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 🙏

Look closely at the sky..what do you see?
Breathe in the salt air
Hearts

Happy Autumn 🍁🍂🍁🍂

With my arms wide open

I welcome the dawn

On the first

Of this

Autumn morn..

The sky lightens

The birds they sing

Welcoming the Equinox

And the changes it brings…

The trees dance on the breeze

As the sun begins to rise

Sky gets brighter

Morning has broken and

Autumn arrives…….

©lindamarie

#autumnequinox #hellofall #myfavoriteseason #godscreation #godpaintsabeautifulpicture 🙌🍂🍁🧡

My Falling Leaves 🍂🍂🍂

Summer is starting to make its exit for autumn’s arrival. The morning sun has and continues to shift. There is a crispness in the air. The days are brighter and I’m beginning to ‘see’ things with new clarity. The trees are beginning to let go of their slowly decaying leaves. I sit and watch as the leaves, faded green, yellow and brown, twist and fall, and dance gently across the yard on the breeze. Their time is drawing to a close.

Autumn is my favorite season. It’s a wonderful time to witness nature in all its magical, colorful glory. There are lessons to be learned in this new season. The trees are not holding on to those dead leaves that no longer have a purpose, instead they are being dispelled, to fall back to earth and eventually decay back into the soil whence they grew. A good reminder to me that I shouldn’t be holding on to the the dead weight of all that is holding me down. Covid knocked me to my knees. The isolation and loneliness unbearable. Yet, I’ve been pretty good at fooling myself and others that I’ve had a handle on things, that I was ok, until I wasn’t ok.

One cannot flourish in a new season carrying the dead weight of the past. For me, it’s grief, pain and despair. It’s loneliness and hopelessness. It’s bitterness and it’s fear. Throw in guilt and I’ve got myself a pretty heavy chain there. And truth is, I can’t do this alone………..

So, in this new season, I’m working on letting go and really turning to God for His strength and guidance. I’m studying Philippians at the moment, and this verse is one of my go to’s.

Philippians 4:6-7

Old habits are hard to break. One of those habits is thinking I can handle things on my own. I know I can’t, yet I try anyway. As a new Christian, I tend to get sidetracked by self, forgetting God is right there, just waiting to hear from me. In this new season, I plan on continually praying and asking Him to shine His light on my thoughts, on my life and journey as I work towards letting go of my ‘decaying leaves’ and these weights that bind me.

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