Friday, June 11, 2010

"in quietness and rest"

Maama's roses

The time of year I waited so long for...beautiful, warm, sunny days. Days we end smelling like dirt are finally here. I love them. I'm trying to take advantage of these days keeping my muscles moving and active weeding, hanging laundry, running up and down stairs, as well as chasing children. It's not likely to have shown up on the scales though, because I tend to just love baking too much....and you know what that means ;)

Thank you Lord for roses.

I was blessed with a beautiful bouquet of leaves tonight from dear Abby. She was so incredibly proud. There's something about children's innocent gestures of love that I simply adore and am inspired by. It's funny the difference between "beautiful" in their eyes vs what me, grown up defines as beautiful. Everything is fresh and new to them: pictures they draw, bugs they find, tadpoles to observe. I'm so blessed I get to spend my days with budding artists, scientists, and philosophers.

bouquets from Sophie "bear"

Jake doing his CAT test

Bannon drinking lemonade
The Breaking Free Bible study today was extremely meaningful to me. As I live out the roles in my life, I so want and desire the right kind of love to build others, nourish others, encourage others. The beautiful truth is the source of love is God, and He wants to fill me with His love, and others get the overflow of my relationship with Him.
Beth Moore has been teaching about His unfailing love. Unfailing. Whether I'm good, bad or ugly...or even if I'm aware of it...His love is unfailing. Constant. Leading me to repentance. Teaching me what is love and how to love. As I'm walking through my moments, my mind is meditating on 1 Corinthians 13:
Love is patient.
It is kind.
It believes and hopes the best.
It won't fail.
If I bake bread, decorate my house, sweep my floors, and feed them organic vegetables...but have not love
then I am nothing.
Seems I have many moments to practice. Thank the Lord for His loving patience with me.
"You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love." Henry Drummond

Abby her PB and J and chocolate milk

Sophie and spaghetti
Jeremy's off to get the big boys from youth group and I have a wonderful book calling my name about Grandma Moses. Tomorrow is Abby's dance recital, and I have caught her dancing and practicing more times than I can count. I look forward to seeing her dream come true. :)

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