Sitting outside this morning, enjoying the cool.
Basking in the quiet.
Reflecting on the week almost past.
Thanking God for the activity, for health,
for healthy grandchildren and daughters who love Jesus 
and demonstrate His love to their children and to me.
Thanking Him for their safety in traveling back to their homes last night...
Thanking Him for friends who invited us to dinner in their home last evening
and for excellent food and  fine fellowship around the table.
Recognizing the goodness of God in the timing of that meal.
 Catching up with my "through-the-Bible-in-a year" reading.
Cherishing the fact that my reading included some of my most favorite
Scripture passages--Romans 11-16 and Ephesians 1-3.
Hearing the gentle (but unmistakable) corrections and encouragement
from God Himself.
Repenting of my selfishness and pride.  
Celebrating His mercy and grace.

  "We don't need to retire to the desert to meet with God. 
He can come to us at our ordinary duties."
 (A. Bonar)

Elijah & Grandpa (Elijah was missing in photo action yesterday...)


  1. That is a beautiful list. You do indeed have much to be thankful for, as do we all if we just take the time to reflect... Blessings to you today.


  2. It's a good way to start one's morning!
    Love Di ♥

  3. So, so much to be thankful for. I'm blessed just reading this.
    I don't know what I'd do without His word to start and end my day. And, yes, isn't it wonderful the way He corrects ever so gently. I am so grateful my Father is so merciful.
    This picture is precious. Love those smiles!
    Blessings on your weekend~

  4. Being thankful is such a good thing...I too have much to be thankful to God for. Blessings

  5. So often we push our thoughts of God to one side as we busy ourselves with the days chores, only to return to Him when we need support. It's good, and honourable to Him, to take time out and remember what we should be thankful for, and tell Him! Nice post Rebecca.

  6. I like your words of basking, reflecting, thanking....the closer we grow to God the closer he grows to us....a great way to start your day.


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)