Bleak eyes today.

For I look out my back window and this is my view.

He fills my head with memories…

Sunsets peeking through these trees that now sleep on the ground.

Hawks nesting in their branches.

Deer seeking shelter underneath them.

Beauty. Beauty. Beauty.


And I am thankful. Thankful for the time I had so lovely a view. And I wonder what new adventure He has in store for this ground beneath my feet.

So we go looking for God. And the Endless Gifts continue.

21. The story a tree tells even after death.

22. The promise of apples.

23. What is left behind.

24. The smell of fresh cut grass.

25. His and her running shoes by the door.

26. Foamy soap.

27. Experiments in acrylics inspired by Revelation.

28. Sweet-smelling candle.

29. Dog chewing on ball.

30. Legless ceramic turtle crafted by a ten year old that sits by my telephone and never fails to make me smile.

And so much more…

Through the eyes of gratitude, even the most mundane becomes sacred.

**To see all the posts of the Endless Gifts thus far…


  1. says

    It really matters how we look at things doesn’t it? We can see God in it all if we really look!! Thanks for your prayers dear friend!
    In His Graces~Pamela

  2. says

    Laura, I love how your thankful list is giving us eyes to see the simplest of treasures. What a great idea.

    Thanks for visiting me and your precious words.
    I do not know much about Jehovah’s Witness but my husband & I just started meeting with a younger couple to mentor them through some issues in their lives. He grew up Jehovah’s Witness and so i am learning more as we go along.

    I grew up very religious. The religion swallowed out the relationship. But Papa is uncovering it all to reveal the beauty of the intimacy with Him.

    Hope your day is blessed,


  3. says

    Another beautiful picture painted with words! I am sad for the loss of the trees for you, but praise the Lord every ending makes way for new a beginning in His book, right?!

    Thank you for your continued encouragement! You are a gift!

    Blessings, dear one!

  4. says

    Beautiful things that you’re thankful for! I love it.
    The turtle is precious, by the way.
    I had you on my mind this evening and wanted to stop by and say hello and tell you that I’m thankful for you and how much I look forward to reading your posts.
    Be blessed, friend!

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