Tuesday, August 3, 2010
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You
Guest Artist: Dayle
When I first saw Dayle’s wonderful blog, I was so inspired. Her writing and photography are so delightful and exude a true sense of wonder. This stepping stone makes one not only feel at home in her garden, but also exemplifies her life of faith. When I saw the words on it, “The Lord bless you and keep you,” I thought of everyone who visits this blog. That is my wish for all of you.
But, indeed, God is already doing that. For whatever we have, it is because of Him--the clothes we wear, the houses we live in, the food we eat. All of it has been provided by a loving Father who meets our needs and is attentive to our prayers. Everything we have, we owe to him.
And how can we show gratitude for all He does? We can show our appreciation by expressing our gratitude verbally in prayer. We don’t have to wait to win the lottery to be grateful. We should be grateful every day--grateful that we can wake up to a new day filled with hope...grateful for family and friends who enrich our lives...grateful for a chance to share our faith with others. The list goes on and on.
As we walk on the road in life, not only is it important to “smell the roses,” but it is also important to take time to ponder higher ideals. That is what Dayle did when she took this photograph. She took the time to pass that beautiful message on to others who could be inspired by it. And now, this professional photographer and writer has been generous enough to share her work with all of us here.
As I walk through this day doing errands, talking to others and working on projects, I will think of this stepping stone and the message that it carries on it. With every step, I will try to be a shining example of what God wants me to be. Thank you, Dayle, for this enchanting reminder.
To visit her blog, go to: http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/
Also, if you would like to be entered into my new drawing for the Once Upon a Time mixed media piece, just scroll down and leave me a message there--thanks!
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 1:09 PM