Monday 11 November 2019

Homemaking Mondays: Pausing to Take Notice

What makes you pause to take notice? 
There are many things that stop me in my tracks.
Things that make me pause in my daily routine.

As I made my bed and opened up my curtains,
the view from my bedroom window had me stopping.
Just to stare in wonder as the sun was coming up and lighting 
the tops of the mountains.  The ice cloud hovering below the 
summits and the stillness that we were experienceing. 
It was -30C and the wind that brought it in the night before had 
blown itself out. 

At times like these all I can do is thank the Lord for his great creation,
and for allowing me to see it.
Praising the Lord is just giving glory due His name. 
We can praise him anywhere at anytime.

This week the kids and I have started another celery plant in a jar on the windowsill. 
It will be interesting to see just how big we can get it to grow. 

This week I also made some cards after a long time.
It was nice to play with the paper and lace.  
I was given some pretty brads for my birthday and I used the first one on a card for my Aunt.
For me to be able to send a card in the mail to someone is such a treasure.  
Like sending a piece of myself. 
Cards give me pause...because of the pause I get full of delight when 
I get one in the mail.  To know that someone was thinking of me. :)

One other thing that gives me pause is finding a special place in the woods. 
Below is a log that my son thought was a great place to sit while gazing out on the cove. 
It's in the new picnic spot that we found while we were tromping about in the woods.
Those places that make you just look around, staring up at the sky through the branches, 
taking in the other things growing about, listening for the sounds of the birds and little creatures. 
As cool as it would be to see a big creature (as a moose or bear) I would rather not be in 
their habitat when that happens. 
I know some people like to take their music with them to the woods...
I cannot fathom why? 
Just listen to the music that is around you. 
The trees and the breeze, the birds signing, the squirrels chattering.
Then you can add your part with your boots crunching the snow underfoot. 
It's all about how you really is music.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today! 
When those times of pause come...thank the Lord for things.
Praise His name for the things that he brings into your life. 

Psalm 107:8
" Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!"

Love and Prayers,


Linda Shukri said...

Thank you for a lovely read! I do love to be in nature and listen to the birds and the trees rustling. You certainly don't need music with you! it's a great place to read and write! :-)

living from glory to glory said...

Greetings, I loved your last post, but this one is so good also! You're very poetic in heart and filled with such peace and contentment!
Blessings, Roxy

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

It is so wonderful to stop and give thanks to the Lord for the beauty that He showers around us in heartstopping moments! I enjoyed your picture of the mountains, it sounds very cold there at -30 degrees C! I hope your little celery plant grows and grows, so much fun for the kids to watch! A beautiful spot in the woods to sit and ponder is always so wonderful to have! I love to make cards too... may I have your address? You can privately email it to me, I would love to send you a card :) I too enjoy card-making and sending, it is special to enjoy the card sent with love!

May the Lord bless you and your family :)