God’s Blessings in the Ordinary (a reader’s response)

Remember my post on God’s blessings in the midst of chaos? That seemed to strike a chord with a lot of folks and I’ve been getting responses.  Here is one from Char.  Imagine yourself in the early morning hour taking a walk with Jesus.  On the radio this morning they were talking about Jesus’ steadfast love. Small simple words make me tear up in gratitude.  Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” 

Anyone else have goose bumps after reading that?  Reading Char’s walk with Jesus and seeing her picture – I just can feel it right in the middle of my chest, and I gasp and say, “Thank you Jesus, thank you for your mercy.”


Every morning I walk to our pond with our puppies – I call them puppies, but they are now a year old and weigh 60 and 80 pounds (Scarlett and Bo). Anyway, the peace that surrounds me is so incredible. Now that we live way out in the country on 20 acres, there is no sound of traffic – just nature and God’s voice – one in the same, I feel. I watch the spiders spin their webs on the cattails as the sun slowly comes over the horizon. This time of year, the mist or fog is coming off the pond. It is still and reflects the area surrounding it – I see a mirror image of the sky, clouds and trees. It makes me realize that when our minds are still, we can better reflect what God wants for us. But when we are noisy and “rippled” like when the wind blows, the reflection gets distorted and we can no longer see (or hear) with clarity like in the stillness, paying attention to the little things, because, after all, everything is significant, no matter how small.

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