The Art of Life
Photobucket I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed. Photobucket

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

When You Don't Hear the Train


~~As I lay awake in the late hours of the night, thoughts of the day racing through my mind, I hear the train.
First quietly, and then loud. Roaring.
It blares its horn all the way through town, breaking the stillness of the night.
And since our home is only a few blocks from the tracks it is a sound I have come to know.
In fact I know it so well that most of the time I don't even hear it.
~~Trains come through our small town with a surprising frequency at all hours of day and night
and yet I don't notice them. I have become immune to the sound. It has become ordinary.

~~Our loving Creator displays His love for us in numberless ways day after day.
In the little gifts that we take for granted.
*The morning songs of birds in the trees.
*Brave spring flowers, poking their heads above ground.
*The smile of a stranger.
~Time after time in the clear Oklahoma evening sky God trumpets His love loud in beautiful watercolor sunsets.
The message could not be more clear.
"I love you my Child!"
~~But I have seen these sunsets before
and I am busy with my life,
my plans,
my duties.
~~As the sound of the train grew dim  I am left once again with only the quiet click, click, click of the clock in the kitchen.
Stillness.
~~I must learn to find stillness for my heart in these busy days of mothering and life
and I can do it with thankfulness.

When I take the time to truly see and count the blessings I find stillness.
The blessings are there.
Everywhere.
And they are anything but ordinary.

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2 comments:

Kriscinda said...

Just beautiful!!

CTHarp said...

Absolutely beautiful! God has blessed you with such a talent; I appreciate you sharing your gift. What a wonderful reminder!