Monday, February 21, 2011

Counting while it is yet day

"The man is blessed who every day is permitted to behold anything so pure and serene as the western sky at sunset, while revolutions vex the world."
Henry David Thoreau

And yet let me not forget those who suffer revolutions that vex the world. Peace, protection, and freedom we pray. O God, let me never take for granted that I am permitted for now the privilege of contemplating a sunset while others dream of peace.


Counting blessings

327 - a whiff of spring

328 - freedom to read what others are free to express

329 - beauty found when looking up

330 - a place that for some reason makes me think of heaven




Joining Ann today

19 comments:

deb colarossi said...

You've managed to express what no doubt many are thinking.

Gorgeous photos as well.

(and an email soon k )

Jodi said...

K :)

Tamara @ Living Palm said...

lovely

Chelsey said...

That is such a beautiful view. I can see why it reminds you of Heaven...

Leslie said...

good words, heavenly places...

Beth said...

Found you at Ann's and love your counting. The picture of the reading area is a beauty!

I too love the freedom to read. Today this snowy Minnesota day I am reading The Praying Life by Paul Miller ... Highly recommend!

Kit said...

Oh, Beth, I loved The Praying Life! Good rec.
Jodi, love your photos. Thanks for the list.

Nancy said...

Whiffing spring along with you...

keLi said...

oh, girl, you're speaking my language today, with Papa Henry, no less.

he should be required reading every spring, in my opinion. :)

Cheryl said...

So good to be reminded that we have the freedom to read free words. Enjoy your daffodils, and your week.

Amy said...

I want to hang out in picture #328. . . like hanging out in your words and other pics too. Great list:)

Emily Young said...

Oh, I love the place that is like heaven! What a beautiful photo.

(And I completely agree, we all must have tea this side of heaven. We'd have so much to talk about!)

Vicki Munn said...

i always love your thankfuls...and thinking of your nz baby today - saw the news of quake !

Misty said...

beautiful counting. my daffodils are peeking up but not blooming yet. i'm waiting w/ baited breath. :)
books, earthly glimpses of eternal heaven, lovely lovely lovely.
thanks for stopping by yesterday!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

You know I sneak over here more than once, just to soak it all in? Love it.

Jodi said...

Thanks, Vicki, my girl is okay. We're praying for everyone there and hoping there won't be any further quakes.

Julia said...

Love, love the whiff of spring, Jodi. Temperatures rising. Spring fever in full effect!

Craig said...

I know it’s not Ann’s Multitude Monday anymore – it’s Thursday – but there are just a whole lot of gratitude lists to get through!

First – my fave from your list was 330 - a place that for some reason makes me think of heaven ( I can see why – I think it’s the columns and what with a little imagination could be a sea of glass – pretty)

And BTW, it’s only one prayer by one person – but it’s more than there would have been if you hadn’t mentioned it – thank you – I just prayed for those in New Zealand.
Thank you for this – made me smile.

God Bless you and all of yours this day.

Jodi said...

Thank you, Craig. Blessings.

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