Because life is sweet, because it's a gift from God, because God blesses us, because life is hard sometimes: one needs to list ordinary moments in life -- even the hard moments. We need to accept every gift God gives us -- even when they're hard gifts to accept.
'Every good and perfect gift is from above'
Little things in life that define grace gifts from God:
--Playing, splashing, wading in the stream; laughing till our stomachs hurt; watching silver diamonds -- water droplets -- swish and fly into the air and fall lazily down again into the water.
-- colorful eggs (God-- how do you create such things as these? Each egg is unique. Some dappled with brown spots. Others as blue as crystal-clear ocean water. Some are green like the spring grass. How awesome you are, Jesus).
both egg photos :: disclaimers
--Little sister's laughter. Sweet, bubbly laughter that echoes and resounds throughout the house.
-- Writing 'happy birthday' with ink pens
-- Flowers adoring the window sill.
-- chicken for dinner with freshly ground coriander on top -- ground by us!
-- s.c.r.u.m.p.t.i.o.u.s birthday cakes
-- awkward flowers... that are sweet
-- raindrops glimmering like diamonds on fresh leaves
-- roses. And their smell.
-- strawberry-flavored lollipops
-- irises greeting me every time I walk the garden
-- dried flowers
-- and amazing scenery (I was there just a few days ago!)
-- my wind-swept hair: Ahh, the sea.
-- fox gloves not yet in full bloom.
-- the sea.
disclaimer -- not my photo!
--beautiful bedrooms. I think I'll have one like this in heaven, Jesus.
-- Horizons stretching. Light dappling. Swans sitting on sea water.
--Light coming down on bluebells. God's ray from heaven.
linking up with Mrs. Ann Voskamp.
grace gifts... do you have any you'd like to name?