one girl's journey to let go of the rulebook and embrace her already abundant life

forty-one candles (#smallwonder)

2015-03-28 17.59.18I thought by now… is a dangerous game to play
Especially on a birthday morn

It beckons
I do not bite
For all the well wishes and awaiting adventures
I do not have time for such silliness

Instead I watch the bay
Its ripples ever towards me
Wave on wave of more and new and washing and renewal and memories
Promises kept
More to come

The tide –both creeping in and waning out– pushes waves of favor my way

So I find I cannot think of things not yet done
As I sit with the hallelujah of what’s been done in me

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Linking this reflection of Small Wonder with my friend and fellow blogger, Kelly Chripczuk, who hosts a Community of blogging Beauty Hunters at her site. Because our Big God shows himself in the most amazing small ways.#smallwonder

5 Responses to “forty-one candles (#smallwonder)”

  1. “So I find I cannot think of things not yet done
    As I sit with the hallelujah of what’s been done in me.”

    I think, as I read these words, of how you’ve encouraged me to do the same in my life, Beth. To not be consumed with the “things not done,” but to rest and watch and celebrate what’s been done. This is a hallelujah that has been a gift to watch and sing with you in your life these past months. And I am grateful, always, for your voice singing hallelujah with me. I love you, friend, and I look forward to journeying together through more seasons.
    Amber @ Beautiful Rubbish recently posted…The irony of peace (#SmallWonder)My Profile

  2. Sharon says:

    Happiest Birthday to you, Beth!

    I know of what you speak – that temptation at our birthdays to question whether we’ve accomplished all we want to, whether we’ve done all that we should, to question our worth, perhaps. But, every day that we are here, there is more that God wants to do. I say, let’s let Him do it!

    GOD BLESS!

    (BTW, I’ll be 61 soon. How about I give you 10 of my candles and we’ll each have 51?? That’ll feel good to me, but you probably wouldn’t like it!!!)

  3. SO much wisdom here, Beth, and self-control. “Instead, I watch the bay . . .” Isn’t it funny how often sitting and watching helps, not leaping at the first thought, but waiting and gathering something deeper. I’m grateful for your presence in #SmallWonder. Happy, Happy Birthday to you!
    Kelly Chripczuk recently posted…The Humming Hive: Life-giving Work (#Small Wonder Link-up)My Profile

  4. JoNell says:

    Happy birthday, Beth! And thanks once again for words that I need so very much! I’ve been fretting over all that needs to be done and how I’m probably not going to be able to get it all done and I’m grateful for your reminder to let it all go and praise Him for what He’s doing! Whatever I do will need to be done again all too soon. What He does lasts for eternity! Thanks again!

  5. Joanne Viola says:

    First may I say, “Happy Birthday, Beth!” And this is truth right here> “So I find I cannot think of things not yet done
    As I sit with the hallelujah of what’s been done in me”
    May we sit and praise Him for what He has done so that our gratitude & love for Him deepens. It is that mindset, the realization comes He has more yet in store :) Blessings!
    Joanne Viola recently posted…He Knows EntirelyMy Profile

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