I have been doing the Joy Dare since January. Although I have enjoyed it thoroughly I find it very time consuming. So I am stopping the hunt. However, I will continue to write on Wednesdays and add a few of the blessings from my week.
I am calling my Wednesdays - Watchful Wednesdays. On Wednesdays I will be writing about what God is showing me – through photography, paintings, communication, the Bible, my family and everywhere else.
Today I want to focus on families. Our family is getting together next week at a cottage for our yearly family retreat. This will be our 3rd summer. What an amazing blessing this is to everyone. We catch up; we play; we laugh; we tell stories; we hug; we eat… oh yes we do eat. The grandchildren play together and we watch.
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him (Psalm 127:3, NIV).
A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living (Chuck Swindoll).
I love to read Oswald Chambers every morning. On July 31 I read:
Ultimately God will let nothing escape, every detail is under His scrutiny.
So I want to watch, be aware, listen and concentrate on each moment of living.
Here are some blessings from the past week.
- playing Rummoli, Yatze and Uno
- making a Tadeo print with my grandson
- playing with clay from the lake
- sunshine and cloudless days
- outdoors in Millbrook for Ladies Night
- ideas and more ideas
- fun, fun and more fun
- saying prayers with granddaughter at night
- a new camera
- pictures of wildflowers
- closeup shots with my camera
- excitement of seeing a bee on my first shot with camera
- restful Sunday
- foggy mornings
- an expression of interest in buying my books
Please feel free to link your posts if you are talking about the gifts of God. This linky will be open for one month. Check back each week and add your posts.