March 09, 2007

Simplicites~




Its another beautiful day! The patio door is open to the fresh air and the birds singing. I can hear the sound of water in the little stream at the back of our property. So much to do today...this week I've seemed to hit the ground running, but today I'm being very purposeful about letting the day unfold as it will. I have do vacuum, dust, and finish up on laundry. I have Morning Glory seeds soaking and ready to plant alongside some Sweet Peas on the back fence, and wanting to move everything off the patio and sweep, wash it off with water, and rearrange it too! Not sure if this will all happen today...but I can do a few things tomorrow too.

I snapped a few pictures this morning of some Springtime corners of my home. My mantle vignette using pieces of my collection of pitchers and creamers, some favorite books~old & new~ and a pair of cute rabbits found at a yard sale last year. Bought a bouquet of Marguerite Daisies and split them up and made 3 separate arrangements and placed them around the house as a gentle surprise and reminder that Spring is here indeed! Another picture is a pot of Tulips, Allysum, and Violas on my porch to welcome those coming to visit or returning home. Yet another picture is of our Nectarine tree in our yard with its blossoms, promising some ripe, juicy fruit this summer!

It is the simplicities of the day... the nurturing of our soul with the Word of God and prayer, the tidying and putting order into our rooms in our home, the routines of daily living, the meal making and planning...the time with our family after the work of the day...some of the very simple pleasures of life. Very grounding and fortifying, for this world is hectic and so chaotic...we must be purposeful in focusing on the simplicity in our lives....I find myself here...needing to slow down, yielding yet again to a balanced pace for this season...to be purposeful not to run, do and go so much that I lose perspective on what is truly important in life....so today I yield again to the gentle tug of the Lover of my Soul to come away with Him and spend time to get direction for this season...the season of newness, new birth and new things, and feel His love and His presence wash over me so I will bring forth that which He destines for me. Wishing you a blessed day in the Lord....

11 comments:

cityfarmer said...

Sigh and sigh again

Donna said...

Those purple tulips are gorgeous!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Thank you, that was beautiful. connie from Texas

Amy said...

Your flowers are truly beautiful!

Dawn said...

Your flowers are so beautiful...I am looking forward to warmer weather and flowers here in NY...
Have a good weekend!

FarmgirlCyn said...

Hectic and chaotic are certainly descriptive of what my life has been of late! Thank you for the gentle reminder to slow down and take some deep breaths! Blessings to you, sweet Mindy!

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh what a stunning, stunning post!!!!!!!
Thanx!!

Rachel said...

Warmer weather sounds better all the time! Thank you for the reminder about focusing on what is truly important in our lives.

Dannielle said...

I just adore your spring photos. Thank you for sharing them! Spring hasn't hit St. Louis quite yet so it's wonderful to get a peek at the places where it has begun.

Kelley said...

Isn't Spring wonderful?
I just love coming here Mindy... it's so peaceful and so refreshing!
Wishing you a blessed day!

Becky said...

Such beautiful writing! I find I cannot always put into words all that I feel. You wrote a great post.