Monday, December 21, 2009

A Journey of Grace

While it seems most fitting to save "starts" like this to the beginning of a new year, I don't think that this should wait.

I have waited too long.

Could this be why my days long gone have felt like something less?
Could it be why my present day seems jumbled and harried?
Could it be why my days to come seem pressing and formidable?

Simple things unrecognized and often, just plain ignored. In my missed appreciation, much more was lost.

So, this day I join the multitude in giving voice to my thankfulness.

1. A shimmering blanket of white that forced upon us a pause to life.

2. Hope that can be found in silence and prayer. An echo of Light in the gray, dark of life.

3. Beauty that speaks Truth

4. A hot and steamy bowl of chili.

5. A faithful friend waiting for me.

And so it begins.

A testament to the bounty that was and is and will be upon my life.

A record of simple things and yet profound, for in their recollection I am given much.

Like a gift being unwrapped, in the remembrance and then the writing, I am finding the treasure within...perspective.

So with this post I join my gratitude with others and though it may be a day late, it really is not. For it is never too late to be grateful.

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
Johannes A. Gaertner

holy experience

© A Sacred Longing 2009


  1. Loved that quote...Merry Christmas and God bless you and keep you.

  2. You have a beautiful and grateful heart. And you're not the least bit late, I'd say, but RIGHT ON TIME.


    Merry Christmas. May your list grow and grow and grow in this season.

  3. Denise - awesome as always. Your words penetrate deep and speak volumes to a heart that needs more grace injected.

    I love you my friend - you have blessed me immeasurably this year.

  4. I love the fresh start of each and every day. Gorgeous and very peaceful message.
    ~ Wendy

  5. Beautiful, Denise. A worthy offering to the Lord.

    (Can't help but ask, tho—where's that bowl of chile? I LOVE chile! :D)

  6. Merry Christmas friend :) May you and your family enjoy a Christmas full of love and laughter!


  7. Yes, it's never too late to be grateful. True that...

  8. I love the eloquence so simply stated in this post! I love how your heart reveals your declarations of Thanksgiving unto Almighty God!