‘The Hebrew word, “kabod,” the word used throughout the Scripture to describe God’s glory, derives from the root word meaning heaviness.
Dusk and all the arching dome and the fields and the great-bellied moon, it all heaves, heavy with the glory.
I heave to breathe: the whole earth is full of His glory”
~today, July 18th’s quote in God in the Moment DayBrightner, daily excerpts from One Thousand Gifts
Oh, did you read all the beauty of your thanks to Him?
If you have a dry moment today — just peek into the praise this amazing community of glory-givers left over here — and oh, you’ll cheeks will hurt happy for all the adoration given to God for the grace of all the simple moments!
Then maybe, just maybe, you’ll do something wildly wonderful and you’ll just grab a pen — and slip over here for a Free Gratitude Calendar for July, or free little thanks booklet for the week, and start giving thanks to God throughout your day!
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and oh, all the joy’s in His presence!
The recipients of a few photos from the farm and one God in the Moment DayBrightner calendar, with daily excerpts from One Thousand Gifts:
#355 :: Jen
#611 :: Pamela
#860 :: Beth S
We’ll be in touch with you today for your mailing address…
May your day bring all glory to Him and His light to all the world:, sisters!
“The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest light to the world.”Leave a Comment
M. Louise says
Ann, your words never cease to inspire me. I have so much to thank you for. As a newly single mother of two little girls, you help me to see God’s grace with more clarity on a daily basis. Even through the difficult, hard grace, I still see God’s role and love. After the abrupt departure of my husband (who is a Christian minister) I thought God was forsaking me. I entered a dark space of negativity. But God never left me. He has gently guided me in the direction of people that inspire and give me a sense of hope. There is a hunger in the poetic prose of your words. It is impossibly contagious. I identify with the stark emotion and depth and power of your storytelling. I am so thankful for your blog. It lifts me every day and reminds me to look for little moments of grace in the simplest of joys in the midst of hard-grace-moments. Thank you and may God continue to bless you and your family.
Kathy @ In Quiet Places says
The best joy I know is knowing God loves me, I am His, and I live and breathe this joy every day. There is definitely JOY in His presence!
And I also love the joys of bright summer flowers, a much needed rain shower, pink ribbons of sunrise early in the morning sky….
He does fill the whole earth with His Glory!
colleen laquay urbaniuk @ thegiftofmondays.com says
may we all see the joy in the here in the now, in the big and the small, and bring the light so desperately needed into this world. happy monday!!!
Your words are a gift from god. Its like dancing the words on the paper.
Eurcharisteo I will never forget this. It’s in my heart and soul.
And I am thankfull for the words you wrote.
Thanks a lot ann
Greating from Dutch girl from the netherlands.
You know what I find myself wishing today? In reading the posts during the last couple of days (what came in the mail; when food’s a hallowed thing) I find myself wishing to go and sit around Canada for a few days. Just be there. Observe how you live eucharisteo in your home, with your family, on your farm… not perfectly, but perfectly beautiful. To allow the surrounding beauty of life and living to seep back in to the tired places. The photos today create a longing to remind myself, yet again, that living grace and gratitude is living Him.
It came at just the right moment today, within the constant thought stream of too-fat (but you’re underweight!), too-many-calories (trust the Lord; Elijah’s ravens will bring food), how-will-you-EVER-break-this-cycle (look single-mindedly to Jesus, He knows and He’s so, so faithful to redeem)… and suddenly the peaceful, family-full, love-graced photos of today’s posting sends it all to a screeching halt for a moment.
I know there are a million ways a minute to live eucharisteo – even at our fingertips, within sight, like the most gorgeous bouquet of purples & whites gracing my computer desk as I type this. I just feel to tell you today, Ann, that you’ve encouraged and built this one up in love. Whatever not-enough’s you’re hearing today, please let them be the dim and dying light bulbs that they are, in the face of all you are and all He is in you.
We recently lost my husband’s Mother and my Sunday School class is giving books in our Church library in memory of her. My teacher asked me yesterday, which books do you want besides “One Thousand Gifts” 🙂 I am so thankful for their generosity and also thankful to know your book, which has meant so much to me, will now be in our Church Library. My sweet teacher knows me all too well! Your book has blessed her as well as everyone I’ve given it to, and suggested it to. Thanks for sharing your heart and wonderful talents with us all.
Blessings today and always,