Monday, 26 April 2010

All our life is a celebration for us

"All our life is a celebration for us; we are convinced, in fact, that God is always everywhere. We sing while we work, we sing hymns while we sail, we pray while we carry out all life's other occupations. "

Clement of Alexandria (c.150-c.215) Theologian

It started with the small things, like buds bursting. I began to notice. More and more. The light and shade of life. All beautiful in it's own way. Each thing unique and purposeful, somehow.
Life. This messy, beautiful, chaotic, painful, ordered, blessed, life.

I inhale redeeming praise.

"Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living
Genesis 2:7


"Let everything that has breath praise the LORD."

I'm breathing thankfullness today
The way a few brief notes of music, can bring tears to my eyes without warning,
The lush pink petals of camelia flowers ( fairy frocks as Boo calls them) just beginning to bloom in the garden,
Quiet times of reflection, drawing close to God in the stillness,
The grace of every day blessings,
Gifts of joy through children's innocent eyes,
Laying close to the earth of my heart, the green grass of my tender growing hopes,

Being "undone" and yet knowing it's not something to be " fixed" just surrendered to in faith.
The honesty of my child's laughter and tears,

The growing depth of love and understanding between me and my soul mate.
Flying kites in both the blue and the stormy skies.
Reaching across distances,
With kindness, words, and gestures.
Letting myself become vulnerable and true and open to small everyday graces.

Join thankful hearts taking time to reflect on blessings today at "Multitude Mondays"


  1. I love your opening quote and your list. Thank you for blessing me today!

    Peace, Alida

  2. Thank you for your kind comment Alida!

  3. what a dancing happy beautiful post. That butterfly is stupendous!

  4. "Dancing,Happy,Beautiful" what lovely words!
    Thank you Jo Ann.


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