Friday, November 23, 2012

This Warmth

It's almost like I can reach out and touch it... I feel the light so near. The sun shining through the woods has been absolutely gorgeous the past few days. And yes, I took this picture. :)

My heart is filled to overflowing with thankfulness and joy. I wonder why it hasn't ended, but am delighted that this feeling lasts. :)

Entry from my prayer journal yesterday:

Dear Lord,
Thank you for this wonderful, heart-warming, soul-enriching day.
It was beautiful.
The food was delicious and there was a sweet spirit in the air.
Thank you for Daddy, Mama, Mark, and Steven.
Thank you for:
Love. Joy.
Golden light.
Autumn. Leaves. Camellias. Pies. Turkey. Fresh air.
My home. My life. My future. My past. My friends.
Dancing! :D Laughter. Singing. Music. Colors. Words.
Chocolate. Caramel. Strawberries.
Shoes on my feet and clothes on my body.
Down blankets. Warm fires. Hot chocolate with marsmallows. Tall fur-lined slipper boots.
Mittens. Tea. Books. Movies. Smiles. Happy hearts. Contented souls.
Your promises, protection, and provision. Health.
My camera. Memories. Loved ones and extended family.
Energy. Inspiration. Creativity. Ideas. Talents.
Gifts. Letters. Phone Calls. Chats.
My laptop. ;)
And all the days ahead of me in your perfect plan for my life.
I love you, Lord. Thank you for loving me too.

The glinting golden Autumn leaves of the Hickories, Maples, Chinquapin oaks, and Post oaks

This is the ravine we look down on from our back porch. The pictures really don't do it justice.

The bouquet I arranged for the Thanksgiving table. In a blue Ball Mason jar, of course.


I hope you had as lovely of a Thanksgiving as I did!


  1. Hi Julia!
    Beautiful post and pictures as always!=D It sounds like we are thankful for almost all the same things! Now its time to get ready for Christmas!;) -Abby S.

  2. Gorgeous photos, Julia! It sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving :)



Hi! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I hope you are having an absolutely wonderful day. :)

Please remember to keep your thoughts and remarks kind and pleasing in the sight of our Lord.

I would encourage you to sign your name to your comments... otherwise it might not be published.

If you have a question you would like to ask me, feel free to leave me your email address - it will not be published - and I will try to answer or help as best as I can. :)

Sometimes it takes me a little while to get back to you... but I do try and reply when I get a comment. :D

Love & Blessings!
~ Julia ~