Gratitude List

The soul sings sweetly when gratitude graces gently.

I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately; asking, “What does it look like in my everyday life?”

Gratitude rests so sweetly in the soul; the very existence of which seems a miracle, the merging of our fragile human nature with God’s mother hen-like love. 

I’m pretty sure it has to do with being grateful for the wonderful people in my life, the beautiful home I enjoy, and the desires to create with which I am blessed.

As a retiree, most days are slow, and yet I can miss the beauty surrounding me if I don’t focus on gratitude.

Gratitude List

Ongoing Series of Gratitude Posts to Follow

So, I’ve decided to start a series of post featuring my favorites; what makes me smile, nurtures my soul, gives me reasons to live!

Faith

God is my Heavenly Father:

I can’t imagine living without God! He helps me to navigate through life. When tragedy strikes, He is my comforter. He gives me purpose in the mundane, joy in the difficult, and promise for an eternity with Him. I painted “Chosen” to reflect His love for me.

Chosen: Grafted into the vine by God. Romans 11:17-19

Jesus is my redeemer:

The Messenger depicts Jesus, the Messiah who brings hope, mercy, and grace to humankind.

Jesus is my Savior. He meets me in that in-between place that exists between my humanity and His divinity.

The Holy Spirit is my guide and comforter:

Warrior Artist: Dare to create what God inspires!

Spent a lifetime searching for you
Unseen guide eluding grasp
Only remnants of your presence
Miracles seen in my past

Yes the trail of all your wonders
Strewn behind my tender steps
Evidence of glory’s sunder
Though the path before me kept

Blindly I will surely follow
Seeking for your shrouded will
Down through darkened valleys follow
Trusting purpose to reveal

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'” Isaiah 30:21

Invisible Guide is a post that goes with this poem.

Although I’m often distracted by shiny objects the world has to offer, I always return to the surety of who God is and what He has to offer. He is first on my gratitude list.

More posts to follow…

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