24 September 2011

Welcome Autumn!

I know this is a day late but ...

have a blessed Autumn (or spring if you are in the southern hemisphere)!

Blessings, Aimee

Photo: couldn't resist this little guy on my recent trip to the Quilt/Craft Show--I just love his little cordoroy pants and all:)

23 September 2011

Paint + Pray

First day of autumn-sunny + warm.

A day made for painting; a day made for praying.

'Powdered snow' on bare fir boards--protection for late autumn + winter storms.

Beauty and light for the coming darkness.

Prayers raising upwards to heaven; a weak child talking with her strong Father.

Asking; receiving.

Fear turned to peace.

A beautiful autumn day filled with heavenly light and heavenly gifts.

Be blessed,


Photo: despite appearances, this is a gorgeous shade of white and I love, love, love it:)

22 September 2011

For My Daughter Dear

Dear Daughter Dear,

Someday, if dreams really do come true.

I will live by the peaceful bay

and you by the sea so blue.

We will laugh together as we watch the birds of the air;

we will dance like children under the colorful kites so fair.

We will drink in all of God's gifts to us--

blessings of the land and of the sea.

We will enjoy each others company daily --

if this is the dream God meant to be.

But whatever shall come, always remember, my beautiful one--

that dad and I love you--

from setting sun to setting sun.


Be blessed my daughter,


19 September 2011

20 Days + Counting

Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

20 days into my spiritual retreat and I am seeing that when I divert from my original plan--

  • decreasing TV time

  • increasing time spent reading (currently: Luke (NT) + other Christian books)

  • listening to music (mostly from my favorite radio station or CDs)

  • spending time in silence (just enjoying the sounds of God's creation)

  • prayer

  • Biblical meditation

that the results are not what I really, really want for the rest of my life's journey. Additionally, I am (still) researching into the practice of Lectio Divina -- although this method sounds similar to Biblical meditation, I recently read that some Christians have concerns over the contemplative prayer part of this practice so I just want to make sure that it in no way disagrees with what we find written in Scriptures before engaging in it. I am also rethinking (and praying) about some of the books I originally selected to read during my retreat for this same reason and finally I am still prayerfully considering an organized retreat during this time.

Well, now it is time to bake my DH some carrot cake cookies (sorry, from a mix), make a bouquet for me and clean, clean, clean!

Be blessed, Aimee
Photo: coast range waterfall--it, obviously, needs more of our 'refreshing' PNW rain:)

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