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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Each Breath Given ~ Sketchbook

Hi there sweet friends ~
Today's post is about a blog post that really, well, really got to me. I love Kimberly's writing style and her writing is a gift in itself, but the gift is the simplicity of what she has defined, and continues to, on her blog. Like about breathing. And so, as I do with many things, I journaled it, because I want to remember this special gift...  With her permission, I quote in part from her post "Joy for the Journey."  

"The joy begins for me in the same place every day, when I wake up and purpose myself to remember that each breath is given, not a given. I don’t own it or earn it–I receive it. From the movement of my limbs, to the sun rising behind the mountains, to the mist on the lake, to the man exhaling beside me, to the dog smelling of wet grass, to the beat-up running shoes, to my children and their own warm breath on my cheek, to every good and imperfect thing I touch or sustain or steward. A bounty beginning with the breath of God." 
~ Kimberly Coyle October 23, 3012 on "Joy for the Journey."

Click here to read the entire post. 

Breathe it in.  Deeply.
It's sweet.  It's fresh.

Thank you Kimberly.  You are a breath of fresh air to me, and I thank God for you! 

Praying you will find some  t i m e  to breathe. And be thankful for the gift.

"Find Time For Tea" ~ a sweet blog.
Another Giveaway tomorrow! Blessings on your day~ Soli Deo Gloria! 


Quilting Babcia said...

Such beautiful truth, so simply spoken. Thank you for sharing this and the link to Kimberly's blog.

elle said...

oooh! This is an awesome truth. I'm breathing and receiving! Blessings just because...

Kimberly said...

Thank you so much for your kind words, Leslie:) You've encouraged me more than you know.

Robbie said...

What a beautiful way to honor Kimberly's words! Very nicely done!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Beautiful. And such a beautiful inspiration!

Alia Joy said...

What a beautiful piece of work inspired by a beautiful swatch of words. So cool.

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi I came by from Kimberly's. I love your illustration of her words.
Thanks for sharing. I think I am going to have to stay awhile and see some more. Maybe quilt or two. I hope.
Have a Beautiful weekend,

madeforreal.com said...

Totally bookmarking this. Love the saying.

Linda said...

Hi Leslie,
Love your blog and thanks for visiting my world at LindaMarie's Garden. Now to hope and pray my seeds have been planted in my children to appreciate the gifts we have all been given. My word this year has been Grace, and I have been gifted with the miracle of peace that trails with it. I send it on to you and all your loved ones. Happy Holidays and I look forward to following along in your world.
With Grace and Love

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