Sunday, February 13, 2011

The biggest Valentine ever…

“The God whose pursuit of me has been from the eternal ages is also the One who searches for me in the present day, reaches for me in the beauties of creation and in the the smallest events of my everyday circumstances…”


“The Lord’s love is so extravagant, and though the crowning revelation of that extravagance was in the giving of His Son even unto death, He has continued His proclamation in a daily manner through the messengers of the created order. The natural order serves as a window into the supernatural, bringing my heart closer to the Creator if it but hears the message and beholds the beauty of the creation and the persistent announcement of the Creator’s love behind it.”

(see Romans 1:20, Psalm 19:1-6)


“Surely God has set the created order into motion as a continual witness, a voice that incessantly goes forth, a beauty that relentlessly exudes the message of His deep love and His extravagant kindness…Oh, to have ears to hear and eyes to perceive the heart of the Beloved behind this beauty!”

all quotes from the book Entirety by Dana Candler




My heart is overflowing with gratitude…

continuing to count #913-#934

-quiet afternoon

-fresh greens, diced pear, feta cheese, vinaigrette

-coffee in my favorite cup

-p.b.j. on toast

-the Hubs getting me Julie Meyer’s newest c.d.

-a gray morning followed by a surprisingly sunny afternoon

-playing with clay

-meeting with the young mamas in the Mom2Mom group from our church

-a much needed walk

-grace to face a difficult task

-the Hubs and I on a pre-Valentine getaway at the coast – a gift from our church that we’ve been waiting to use

-cinnamon sugar pretzels

-barns and buffaloes


-the best Thai food ever

-blue hour at the beach



-room service

-beautiful weather for beach walking

-coming home to our cozy nest

-sharing a cup of tea and a listening ear

-baby granddaughter’s second birthday


-going to the official launch service of our daughter and son-in-law’s church


Gratefully yours,


won’t you join us here in counting your blessings?


  1. Wonderful, Elizabeth. I was about to say that I loved the blue hour one the best until I saw the granddaughter. And well... you I'm sure you know...

  2. Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend. We are so blessed - loved beyond imagination! Hope you have a day filled with joy.

  3. Stunning photos! I'm so glad you and your honey had a chance to get away and do some beach walking. A good and encouraging word, as usual!

  4. Wow! What an amazingly gorgeous picture. I don't think I have ever seen a sky that blue in my entire life. Thanks for sharing. I just ordered Ann's book and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Blessings <3 Paula

  5. What a beautiful blog and beautiful spirit behind it. The presence of Christ shines through and His sweet presence is felt. Newest follower ~ so glad to find you!


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