Thursday, March 1, 2012

Just Breathe

Most mornings, weather permitting, I can be found out
on our front porch, with my Bible, my journal, my devotional
book, and a fresh cup of hot steaming coffee with 2 sugars 
and enough cream to make it blond. {wink}

It is here that God gives me all I need to travel through my
day with a smile and a good attitude.
{though on some days I need more than one attitude adjustment}
I take several deep breaths in, and breath out all of
my cares, leaving them each in the 
strong hands of the Almighty One.
How precious are His thoughts towards those who love Him.

Here are some photos of the things I love looking at
as I sit and take in the beauty of creation.

 These adorable little blossoms just make me HAPPY!  
They look like streamers or fireworks!
Just too cute!  

 One of the first buds on my knockout rose bush! 
 Spring has come to central Florida!!

 My birdy garden stake...also makes me smile!

 Lovely little bits of moss on our lava really is in the little things, huh?
What a lovely shade of Spring green!

Today I am taking a little bit of time to
truly enjoy making this blog post
and to
Just Breathe!

May your day be filled with joy!

PS...I am cooking up a fabulous Spring Giveaway!


Blessed Serendipity said...

God speaks to me through the beauty of nature too. I need to remember to take moments and slow down so that I can listen with my heart. Beautiful post.


BumbleBeeLane said...

Lovely post! I need to slow down more and enjoy the beauty in the small things.Warm Blessings!~Amy

LDH said...

Hi Becky,

That's just how I like my coffee too :)Beautiful photos of His creation. If you would like, I think this would be a great post to link to my Think on these Things. Here is the link:

the real mia said...

Lovely photos.

Jody and Stan said...

Love your blog and all the beautiful photos.


Marti said...

You have the recipe for a good day. And I loved your nature pictures. Have a wonderful day.

NanaNor's said...

Dearest Beck, I've been missing you girl! So glad you are taking those early morning hours and spending time in quiet reflection. How I wish I could come hang out and help with with all you've got on your plate. We sure take our coffee alike-except I just use those flavored creamers. Sending love your way today.
Hugs, Nor

Jeanne said...

Hi Becky, I am always glad to see you are posting and this is a lovely post. I am reminded to do the same thing. I need to 'just breathe' from time to time to take in nature and our Lord. Right now, at a very early stage, we have lots of budding going on. A good freeze is possible and would be a disaster so I am hoping our warm weather will continue. We hardly had a winter at all. No snow to talk about either.

Your photographs are beautiful. I need to learn more about our camera.

'Just breathe' more often. Smile.
Love, Jeanne

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I need to start my day more like you!

Dorthe said...

Dear Becky, what perfect mornings,to be able to sit there and while breathing taking in all the beauty of God and his fabolous creations.

Donna said...

Oh what a delightful blog post! I love the same. I love to sit with my young grandchildren and show them God's love and beauty in the very small things around us. If we can stop and see these we can see the bigger blessings charging right for us!

Thank you for such wonderful insight and beautiful sentiments!

Blessings for a wonderful weekend!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Becky,
Great post....just what I needed to hear! My mornings have been consumed with 'other things' even though I know how much better the day goes when I spend time with the Lord first thing. I've been convicted lately about how my passion for decorating, antiquing and gardening has taken 'first place' in my life. So now I'll ask His forgiveness and begin anew tomorrow morning with fresh mercies.

Elena said...

I so enjoyed seeing your spring flowers. We are a couple months away from that. We had a snow storm yesterday and Mary had so much fun playing and making a snow man!

Jane said...

A beautiful reminder...

Today, I already need to get back on track...Life is coming at us so fast right now...and I need to put all these cares in God's hands. Actually, they are already there...I just need to acknowledge it and to stop worrying.

Sandi said...

I really need to carve out some time like that as well. I am afraid I am slacking and that is not a good thing at all! So thankful God forgives!

Kathy said...

I am your newest follower. You blog is beautiful.

AllyJo said...

I am so glad you remembered me. I have a terrible headache so I can't talk long. I'm excited about the weddings. Allyson's is May 27th. Catch ya later. xoxox


Beautiful post. Thanks for stopping by to say hello today.

Have a great weekend,

My Sparrows Nest said...

Thank you for this beautiful reminder. I can feel the peace of God seeping into my spirit just looking at your spring photos and knowing that spring will also come here in the upper midwest. God is good and He is our strong tower and our rock! Praise Him!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Your birdie garden stake makes me smile too.
God Bless!!

Alice said...

you know i always love flowers :) beautiful!

sandra said...

What a pretty post, God is so good to us when we spend time with him :)) Your flowers are beautiful, I can't wait for Spring to officially be here. Enjoy your days and many Blessings to you and your family :))

Christine Krauss said...

Drinking in your beautiful pictures and feeling a wash of calm and serenity wash over me Becky! Thank you for sharing such beauty! Gorgeous post! Hugs for you xx

My Beautiful World said...

What a beautiful post and photos have so enjoyed catching up on your blog again. Just realized I wasn’t following you so I have joined you now so we can keep in touch hope you have a wonderful day my friend.

Always Wendy

Jeanne said...

Hi Becky, Thinking of you and your busy weddings coming up. Blessings and love to you and yours this beautiful morning.
Love and hugs,

momoflots said...

Such pretty flowers Becky!! I love those very bright colors!! I am finally, finally back to blogging and back to spending time on the computer. I have missed your cheerful spirit!!

Blessings and Hugs,

Connie said...

What a lovely spot to take in the Word and the sweetness of a new day. Each day's a new gift, each flower a sweet look at His creative hands, Oh the wonders of His love. Have an incredibly pleasant day, your newest follower, Connie

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