Skip to main content

Timepeace



He just turned nine last week.  Yesterday my son said, "I can't wait 'til I turn 12."  Our precious neighbor hit a milestone today and awoke to find her lawn covered in skunks.  Apparently, she should wish to stay the age she used to be.  


How often have I wished to be an age I am not, yet, and, nowadays, an age I once was?  Why not simply be content to be the age I am today? 


Because it takes courage. To live deeply within this minute, to inhale slowly, exhale extravagantly, to be alive and to really appreciate it, takes a deeper level of consciousness than many people want to be bothered with.  Life is rarely about what is happening right now.  For many of us, it is consumed by what happened to us yesterday and what we have to do tomorrow.


"Much, much stress results from your wanting to make things happen before their times have come. ... Instead of dashing headlong toward your goal, let ME set the pace.  Slow down, and enjoy the journey in My Presence."  January 9 entry from Jesus Calling.
 

Today, I will slow down and be 38 years old.  I can never be this age, on this day again.  Let me find the beauty of now.





   



Comments

  1. Very nice sentiments...plus, that photo of your neighbor's lawn is hilarious!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So well stated. I love being the age I am, actually. It is hard to really be present - in THIS day - THIS moment - it takes focus. Thank you for bringing it into focus for me! H2U

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for reminding me of this. I find myself struggling with "staying in the present moment" and I find myself constantly asking God to lead me through my day so I am doing HIS will, not mine. Which is a very difficult thing for a Type A mom to learn to do! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to remember to embrace the moment of today.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just love to read your blog Misty! I am actually a cousin to your husband in 2 ways. I personally am his cousin (our fathers are 1st cousins) and my husband's mom is your husband's aunt. Your sister-in-law showed me your blog and I'm hooked. Love to start my day with mistys mornings! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

~Grace and peace to you~

Popular posts from this blog

Locally Grown {stuffed green peppers recipe}

  Last weekend we took the whole family to a nearby produce stand.  We were craving something that tasted fresh from the garden and since I don't have my own garden, we found this place.     The fields were full of fall-colored flowered.  Can't wait for those cooler days to come.         But for now, we are reveling in the height of summer sunshine and produce.       It's easy to go overboard here and buy much more than you can use in the next few days.  I don't even like okra but they look so inviting in those cute blue crates.     These tomatoes inspired a caprese salad for lunch: tomato slices cut into quarters, hunks of fresh mozzarella, snipped basil leaves, salt, pepper and drizzles of olive oil and red wine vinegar.       These strawberries wound up being dunked in Silky Chocolate Fondue .       Every girl dreams of doing her shopping with one of these adorable woven baskets, doesn't she?       Even the boys had fun playing in the sand while I took m

Peaceful Snow Day

Yesterday we had the most lovely snow day. The woods were simply begging us to come and explore. We had new trails to find and secret passageways and hideouts. Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. George Washington Carver There were tracks to follow. And tracks to make. Occasionally, the wind blew mini blizzards of snow around us. And then the sun returned and the sky gleamed blue. The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson There were hints of Spring. And reminders of winter. We made wonderful memories. And then, there were the snowy camellias. I got a little swept away by their color and beauty. I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. e.e. cummings

How to Create Art in Five Minutes

As I have mentioned before, my word for this year is CREATE .  Painting with watercolors is one area in which I have been experimenting.  Michael's has a really inexpensive line of art supplies called Artist's Loft .  I bought the watercolor paints and a few brushes as a way to get started without much investment. (Everything is around $5-$10.)   Being a part of Alisa Burke's on-line class called Create Daily , has awakened my senses to the many opportunities to create quickly .  Sometimes we get caught up in the idea that we must have large blocks of time set aside to be artistic .  Surely, we think, it takes an afternoon to paint, collage, journal or compose a few lines of poetry.  Well, if you are seeking perfection, it does.  But if you are seeking to revel in your simplistic ability to create something imperfect instead of nothing at all ,  there are moments of creative inspiration everywhere you look! On this particular day, I opened my daily poetry em