If spring won’t show up… then we will make it on our own! My mother-in-law sent a cool email. You click on the snowman and the screen turns black. Then when you move your mouse around the screen, these beautiful flowers appear! It’s a fabulous garden appearing right before your eyes! Two more weeks of winter and then this garden will begin to become a reality!
Today marks Day 26 of my sabbatical from FB! Today would be the perfect kind of day that I might waste a great deal of time hanging out on FB. It’s cloudy and very cold, the girls are upstairs, and the boys are heading out to Lowe’s. This gives me a few hours of time just for me. There are a million things that I “need” to be doing. I need to be cleaning the bathroom. I need to be organizing some drawers and closets. I need to spend time on some work for school. I need to nurture my soul a bit.
Life gets so busy and complicated – filled with lists of things we need to do, must do, or don’t want to do. How often do we take time to do things that nurture our souls? I find that my life is so busy and filled with things to do, that I have forgotten how to take some sacred time to do things that bring me back to what is important… home and family.
I know that Sunday is supposed to be the Sabbath – the day we nourish our hearts with Christ’s fellowship and then rest. Unfortunately, after church on Sunday’s, we quickly move into “get ready for the week” mode. Our minds switch to what our week holds and we begin to get geared up for that. Over this past month of reflection and time to ponder the important things in life, I’ve decided that Saturday is that sacred day… Sacred Saturday. What kinds of things nurture my soul and family? Today I took out the old Dorothy Dean cookbook! If you have any years behind you and grew up around here, you most likely had a Dorothy Dean cookbook on your counter! I found a peanut butter cookie recipe and decided to actually bake! I know, right! Who does that anymore? We can run to the market and pick up some cookies from the bakery. Aside from the fact that I do not need peanut butter cookies sitting around, the house smells wonderful, the kitchen is warm, and my family will love them! My soul has been nurtured a bit today. I might even continue this trend a little longer and curl up with hot tea and my Kindle.
As I head into March, I’m determined to spend some time each Sacred Saturday doing something that feeds my soul. I’m excited to sit with my journal and brainstorm what kinds of things I can do to accomplish this. I’ve spent so many years filling my days with “busy” that I am not even sure what actually does nurture me. I’ve definitely had my writing fire flamed and photography is gaining momentum! Maybe I’ll wake up soon and realize that heading to the gym will nurture my soul! Well, maybe I should not push the envelope too far out there just yet!
What nurtures your soul? I’d love for you to share a comment at the end of this post. You might suggest something that I’ve never thought about! Go ahead… post a comment! No really… post!
Our playground in the early morning cold…
My New Boots… finally got to wear them!
The afternoon sun casting long shadows… so beautiful… so, so cold!
Amidst the latest winter cold… I’ve got a little springtime happening in my house!
My sweet Abigial… one tenacious cat!
More to come in a blog near you!
The winter sky is so amazing!
There is a big storm brewing and the sky is giving us a sneak preview.
The colors are so soft and serene as the day comes to an end…
masking the bitter cold and snow that is coming tomorrow.
Today we took a walk with a friend out near her home. The view of the mountains was beautiful! While it was bitter cold, the sunshine was a gift! The cottonwood trees had the very beginnings of life… come on spring!
Once you go Mac… you can’t go back!
Gotta get fruit in my day somehow…
This morning, I awoke early to my bladder alarm! I came out into the dining room and noticed a bright light. I thought maybe we had left a light on. Then I realized that it was the moon shining through the window. I quickly grabbed my phone and took this picture. I should have used the good camera, but did not want to completely wake up! The good camera would have required me to go outside and actually think about the picture. So, phone camera it was!
The moon was sitting just above a “cloud wall” that was sitting right above my neighbors house. It was beautiful! I took the picture and then answered my alarm call. By the time I was done, the moon was already slipping down below the cloud wall. It was truly amazing to watch… for a second… before sneaking back to bed to “sleep in.”
Dailyshoot.com photo assignment for last Sunday…
Look up today and make a photograph of the sky. Cloudy, clear, or somewhere in between? Tell the story of your sky today.