I’m doing some online courses through Covenant Theological Seminary this year. One of them is about music and worship in the changing church and it’s presented by James Ward who says,
‘To live aesthetically is to share in God’s imagination.’
So I’m thinking, to live the wide-eyed thankful life is to make art. With the random materials of any given day. Any ordinary magical day.
1818 to go! This week I’m grateful for:
157 My GHD straightener
158 When someone fills an awkward silence
159 Walking through the veld with Coral in the damp of early morning
160 Hot running water
161 Wooden bridges
162 Fields purple with wild flowers
163 A rainy Saturday to remind me of Kendal
164 My Skechers
165 A friend’s perspective served with scones and cream
166 Scott deliriously happy again at school
167 The feeling of being part of something bigger than me
168 God shining light on things I think and feel. (As in: ‘Oh right. I get it.’)
169 My slippers – like walking on little clouds
170 The hard crusty bit on the edge of a cheese roll from The Pantry
171 A full fruit bowl
174 Dancing in the drizzle on the lawn
175 Friends who inspire me to be a better version of myself
176 New fat crayons
177 Scott kissing me quite wildly in the middle of a sermon
178 Irene Dairy
179 Cam swimming right across the pool on his own
180 Murray’s guitars
181 Rippling streams in deep shade
182 Polished banisters
183 Chocolate cake and bananas for breakfast on a Sunday
184 The relief and release and relax of living for an audience of One
185 Coastal villages clinging to craggy cliffs
186 Bills that are less than we expected
187 Bills that are more than we expected – and God’s provision
188 Rebecca – serene and nearly-nearly the mom of three
189 Kean’s coffee with my St Alban’s peeps
190 Fist pumps from strangers. I just love that.
191 Carpet cleaners
192 Vovo Telo sandwiches
193 Romans 8:37
194 New ideas
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Such awesome thank you things Dee!! I love reading your blogs! Puts a hop, skip and jump into my step! My thank yous have been lagging behind!! Will catch up asap-want to carry on!
Your blog about living your dream has been a tough-tought provoking one.
How do I go about it? This question I wrestle with everyday when the alarm goes off at 5 and I know my passion is elsewhere. Kids, I love, but teaching-debatable! The box is too small, the routine too rigid,the Yol- not free to discover and explore!
I need blogs like yours to let my wrestle and think and plan! And TRUST! My Bruce is like your Murray-resign love is what he says everyday-can I? Should I? Soooo many questions? How? Money? Kids schooling? Etc!!! Hard! Don’t I trust? Or am I realistic? or just plain stupid! Mmmmm…my battle!
Thanks Dee! It means so much to me!
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