...the Fragrance of our Praise

This week, an envelope from Canada arrived carrying the sweetness of these messages.  The bookmarks were additionally sweetened by the scent of Iris, a perfume shared with me by a blogging friend, Brenda.  As my husband left at 6:00 for the church office to pray and prepare for the our service today, I stepped out to say goodbye.  I was greeted by the most amazing coolness--and the birds had an early start to their praise.  What an "easy" morning to lift my own praises to the Heavenly Father who alone and forever is worthy!
♪ I will give You all my worship.
I will give You all my praise.
You alone I long to worship;
You alone are worthy of my praise! ♫
(You Are Worthy of my Praise)


  1. How very sweet. I was awake for a while
    during the early hours of this morning and
    the Holy Spirit led me into praise too. It
    is easy when you open your eyes to all the
    beauty around you.
    Hope your day is filled with His presence
    and peace.

  2. I am uplifted this morning with Gods presence :)

  3. Yes...and Amen...lift up our praise! What sweet gift also from your blogging friend.
    After last Sunday's gift of a hot air balloon in my backyard I woke up this morning excited about the kisses of God which He brings into our lives.
    Blessings and Welcome Sunday!

  4. Hi Rebecca,
    What a sweet little gift from your friend in Canada ) :) :) Have a blessed Sunday. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  5. that is one of my favorite worship songs. you
    have made a dear friend.

  6. I will have to seek out the scent of *iris* !

  7. What beautiful reminders. I'm a reader and I love meaningful bookmarks. He IS worthy!

    Blessings, Debbie

  8. OH! God' perfect timing, and gifts.Yes praise to Him!!

  9. Rebecca my heart overflowed reading your post today. I can just imagine you stepping outdoors to say goodbye to your dear husband and then feeling that breeze and hearing those birds must have felt like a heavenly hug. What sweet inspiration and reminder to praise our heavenly Father. You heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day!

  10. Oh another canadian friend....how precious of our Father to surround you with us from the 'great white north'..LOL..eh? lol...

    God is STILL on the throne, and prayer changes things!AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!

  11. Hi Rebecca,
    What a lovely post, and even tho you read these things and sort of know them it is a wonderful reminder and truth to remember that our praise is a sweet smelling incense to HIM!
    Blessings, Nellie

  12. It's evening here now, and I wanted to visit one more blog friend before getting up to prepare dinner for me and my daughter.

    Your name was laid on my heart... and here I am at your place!

    This is so beautiful, Rebecca. Now, I am not sure what the scent of iris is... but I'm sure it's fragrant. The book marks are lovely.

    And the sense of praise on this post touched my heart right where I am, thousands of miles away from you!

    I love that song you quoted...



Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)