The remnants of Winter Storm Ezekiel in our backyard. For those nearby, I hope you were safe during the storm!
We lost power and internet for about 5 hours, but it was restored by 8 pm... Thank God!
Speaking of snow, this photo (below) taken in March from Winter Storm Scott won
First Place in the 24th Annual Skylands Scenic Beauty Photo Contest!
I loved Joan Walsh Anglund's books as a child, and still do. She's one of my favorite poets and illustrators!
For an interesting interview with Joan, click here
A Child's Thanksgiving Prayer
by Joan Walsh Anglund
O Lord, our thanks we give this Day
For family, home and friends,
And lift our thoughts in prayer to You
From Whom all Good descends
I met the lovely artist and author, Joy Theda Bjork in the Created to Thrive Mentoring Program, and purchased this beautiful handmade brooch from her. The card that came with it says, "You are His Beloved. Take care of yourself first, then others. Psalm 139" Joy lives in Sweden now, but used to live in NJ! I met her in person recently at the Gathering of Artisans Conference. Contact Joy on Facebook if you're interested in your own 'Nurturing Heart' brooch-- she creates it with your color preferences. She also has a wonderful book, "After Divorce, You Can Live Again" which can be applied to recovering from any traumatic experience. I highly recommend it!
My friend Antonina recently shared this powerful quote with me from Brennan Manning's book,
The Ragamuffin Gospel.
What if you discovered that the least of the brethren of Jesus,
the one who needs your love the most,
the one you can help the most by loving,
the one to whom your love will be the most meaningful--
what if you discovered that this least of the brethren of Jesus…
Small wonders-- blooms on our walkway this October morning!
"The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly."
The Lord is returning soon to bring His bride home.
We'll be worshipping like this forever. Amen-- Come, Lord Jesus!
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