Sunday, September 21, 2014

Holy Ground

It's been awhile.  A long while.  Rather than offer excuses I'll just dive right in.

I read a thought-provoking statement in a book I am currently reading.  Lizaette's List by Susan Vreeland.

"No matter where life takes you, the place where you stand at any moment is holy ground."  (p. 49)

Holy ground.  Wherever I am.  At any point in time.  This really gives me a bit of a jolt.  It makes me think about my use of time.  And about my perception of my life.  And about enjoying even the more mundane parts of my life and seeing these moments as gifts.  As ways to see God as I walk the holy ground He sets before me.

As part of my desire to see my moments as holy ground, my list of gifts continues.  From where I left off last year.

1868 - an early morning walk yesterday - enjoying the sunshine and the fall colours
1869 - quilting time with a friend
1870 - the delight of playing with colour and fabric
1871 - the burst of energy I felt on Friday night!  At the end of a work week!
1872 - the warmth of sunshine
1873 - time to read
1874 - being able to visit someone in the hospital
1875 - and praying together
1876 - an afternoon walk today
1877 - enjoying more delight-full fall colours
1878 - and sunshine
1879 - sitting on my front step and enjoying a book
1880 - playing Scrabble with a friend
1881 - drying laundry outside
1882 - sitting around a fire with friends
1883 - good conversation
1884 - attending church
1885 - singing praise together
1886 - a simple dinner that was healthy and delicious
1887 - finding a few sweet peas that survived our unseasonably early snow storm this fall

(numbers adjusted to include previous post with Yellowstone pictures)