Monday, November 7, 2011


We need deliberately to call to mind the joys of our journey.
 Perhaps we should try to write down the blessings of one day.

We might begin; we could never end;
 there are not pens or paper enough in all the world.
George A. Buttrick

-the heart & soul longs to be filled

A grateful heart is one that finds
the countless blessings of God
in the seemingly mundane everyday life.
mundane:concerned with the
 practical details of everyday life
Our Lord & Creator specializes in the details-
little things - joy givers - ones that bring smiles

He's offering to fill with the mundane.

201. boys of fall wearing pink fuzzy wristbands & socks for a cause
202. new great grandmothers holding bundles of joy
203. leaves of beauty coming to rest in chairs of rest

Redefining mundane with His definition.

204. guitar strumming by the fireside
205. hands joined in Sunday morning worship
206. hot cider warming the hands through the cup

the journey is not one of joy
when naming & numbering stops

allowing Him to fill us
erasing the bitterness
easing the heartache
and letting the mundane
become the monumental

Opening the eyes to gratitude
and filling the heart with His joy!


Julie Harward said...

Beautiful...and that is what we need to do, open our eyes of gratitude. :D

Anonymous said...

As always, a thought-provoking and lovely post. Hope your day is a good one.

Dorothy said...

My days are filled with mundane joys, woven together with love and thankfulness and offered back to God in Praise. The first rays of the morning sun, a steaming cup of coffee shared, my husband reaching for my hand while we pray, a bird or butterfly brightening my day, a call from a friend or family member, all of these and much more are some of the 'mundane' things that are huge blessings from God.

S. Etole said...

What beauty in the "mundane". Thank you for the blessing of these thoughts.

Renee said...

Lovely post and gentle reminder of all the joys that do fill our days if we just pause to identify them and take them in..

Lisa notes... said...

Redefining mundane. I love this! Wherever God is, nothing is mundane.

Anonymous said...


mountain mama

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Love the stained glass and great reminder to walk in gratitude

Debbie said...

A beautiful concept in its entirety (beauty from the mundane).

Plus, that stained glass is so lovely too.

His Doorkeeper said...

Thanks, Karen, for your comment on my blog about following Kelly as she in Ecuador! Your blog is just lovely! Love the stained glass and thoughts as well!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Just soooooooooooo right on...allowing him to fill us to erase...letting the mundane become as that beautiful leaded glass window...something to see color through

Beautiful pictures...wonderful words! Thanks

Anonymous said...

I love your post! thanks for sharing...loves soraya...

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I am a little late getting here, Karen but I wanted to comment that your words are so true. We have so much to be grateful for and should try to be express our gratitude more often. The beautiful windows set the scene for getting our thinking right. Thanks for reminding us to be grateful.--------Shannon

thefisherlady said...

and filling the heart with joy! He does this over and over! Praise God!
Thank you for sharing these beauties with us...

Karen said...

I loved this post and will take it to heart! Bless you, Karen.