It is my desire to see.
To really see with eyes of gratitude.
I don't have to travel far.
Just a 15 minute walk through the windbreak of Chinese Elm trees
on the other side of the fence in my yard
is all it takes to open my eyes.
At times when I walk and find beautiful things,
there is a nagging voice
in my mind
that attempts to mock me
tell me that I am foolish
to find joy and beauty in such simple things
when there is so much heartbreak and brokenness in this world.
joy and beauty
in the simple
that surround us right where we are.
I love these words of Martin Luther . . .
God writes the gospel
not in the Bible alone, but
on trees and flowers
and clouds and stars.
When I discover wonder and awe and fascination
for the everyday, ordinary miracles
I just started a wonderful online class with Jeanne Oliver.
Perfect for fall.
Check it out here: Woodland Girls
I also just opened up registration for two new class on November 15 and December 6
at Sturgis Photo and Gifts.
Here's the details and registration info:
You can also come see me at my booth
at the Pinedale Bazaar on November 8, 2014, from 8:00-3:00
at Pinedale Elementary School on West Chicago in Rapid City, SD.