In Pictures

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”     1 Thessalonians 5:18
My thankful list in photos, on this Meditative Monday:
(Beth custom-made this beautiful purse for me, then packaged it in my favourite wrap–brown-paper tied up with string!  🙂

The Perfect Purse, by Beth Stone



52-54.  My grandma’s dishes :-), a great deal on this second-hand china cabinet, and one of my current and highly recommended reads, Feminine Appeal, by Carolyn Mahaney

A few of my favourite things



55.  John’s laughter and “temp” dog (enjoyment w/out the responsibility)

John with our "Temp" Dog



56.  The intricacies of a flower

A closer look

Tulip Details



57.  The deer that come to our yard (before ‘temp’ dogs chase them away)

One of Many



58. The help, awesome talent, and friendship of our brother-in-law, Harold

Carpenter's Hands

He turned this…..


Into this…

After....and more to come!

And he continues to work hard (between a much-needed break)!

John and Harold (aka The Finisher)



This last item for today will get a post of its own soon….
60.  Our peaceful hollow, in His hands…


Roof with a View



Join me and others here in giving thanks to the Lord for ALL His unspeakable gifts:

Meditative Mondays

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever!  Psalm 107:1

I’m really excited today about joining the following friends, to give thanks to our wonderful Lord:

A Holy Experience

…And to add my little thoughts to “The List that Never Ends“:

Since spring is on the verge of popping out around our little hollow in the hills, today’s list of 10 are forefront in my mind (and our yard):

1. Feather visitors

 2. Crocus and daffodils already spreading colour in a March-gray world

3.  Delicate magnolia buds, too many to count

4. Sunnier sunsets

5. Beautiful, deer neighbors

6. The blessing of Rain

7.  A cozy hearth when it feels damp to the bone

8. The company of the neighbors dogs, without the upkeep

9.   The gift of sight to take it all in!!  

10. And for my husband’s compulsion and gift in capturing God’s creation in photos!

What are you thankful for today? 

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  I Thess. 5:18