Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Consider: To Think About Carefully

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow:
they neither toil nor spin...
(Matthew 6:28 NKJV)
Yesterday, we considered the butterflies...and my friend Lynn Morrissey, who inspired me to consider them in the first place, left some wonderful lessons over in the comments on yesterday's post. Go here to read more...
And now FOR TODAY...
Over at The Simple Woman's Daybook, I found these list of prompts. I thought it would be a fun way to "journal" about the first day of Spring!

Outside my window...on the first day of spring snowflakes flutter by, when I was hoping for butterflies.

I am thinking...that the honeymoon is waning, and why have I let the zeal of this Lenten journey lapse into apathy.

I am thankful...that mercy is fresh every morning, and I can recapture the zeal to seek the Beloved, and ask how He wants to finish out the journey of Lent.

In the a box of Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies…how did they get in the house, when I just shooed out some Ghirardelli chocolates…I get rid of one temptation and another follows on its heels. Deliver me from evil!

I am wearing...comfy jeans and a burgundy turtleneck and my winter boots, when I’d rather be wearing shorts and a t-shirt and flip flops.

I am creating...inner chaos by flitting around my anxious thoughts rather than lighting on the terra firma of God’s word.

I am enjoy the remaining days of Lent, as a "daily liturgy of lilies," rather than harassing myself over past failures and vague future dreams. (See The Quiet Act of Attention by Jill Carattini)

I am easily I lose sight of the Beloved.

I am reading...Psalm 91 in the morning, and Rules of Civility (Amor Towles) in the afternoon. Psalm 91 shelters me from the barrage of anxious thoughts, and the novel gives me a break from reality for a few hours.

I am hoping...that I will embrace whatever weather each day brings, and remember that my Beloved beckons me to find refuge in His love alone.

I am looking forward to...warmer weather, sitting on the porch swing, and the lazy days of summer.

I am learning…that just because one season ends that its effects can be carried over into the new season. A new season doesn’t erase the old one. Only God’s forgiveness eases my soul.

Around the house...I find that dust bunnies multiply.

I am pondering...whether or not I should tackle some spring cleaning, now that spring has arrived.

A favorite quote for today... "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."(Anne Bradstreet)

One of my favorite to try something new.

A few plans for the rest of the week: meet with friends, go on my weekly writer’s adventure and enjoy each day as a gift from the Beloved.

A peek into my day...I woke up, I ate, I read, I wrote in my journal…and I visited with three friends on the phone (which is a rarity in this day of emails, facebook and texting)


  1. boots can be so fly!

    happy blogging....the swd brought me here.

    1. thanks for stopping by jennifer! i do like my boots! happy blogging to you too!

  2. Ah, Kel.....springboards like we use in journaling class. Doncha love them? They can really elicit our precise thoughts and feelings, when sometimes we don't know what they are. They give us razor-sharp insights. Glad you shared this site. Do the prompts change daily? I went to it, but couldn't tell. If I get time today, I will try to write from these springboards. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I do love prompts, Lynni. You are so right about them giving us "razor-sharp insights." The prompts at Simple Woman's Daybook seem to be mostly the same with a change here or there...she posts them once a month and then bloggers can link with her site to read each others musings. You might enjoy reading some of the other responses.

  3. And how funny. You made me smile about those Little Debbies! I didn't even know they made them anymore! =]

    1. So far so good, I haven't eaten another one...I think my son and hubby are saving me this time :)

  4. you know I used that verse in a previous post last fall including the part about not worrying about wgat to wear...and I thought...that won't make sense to non-believers...what is going to happen if you don't toil...someone is just going to give you something to wear? And a month or so later, see dec swd prompts, that is exactly what happned. A co-worker gave me bags and bags of clothes I actually could wear. And incidentily the clothes were in bright colors like the lillies of the field, several items were bright shades of orange, and pink, etc.


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