Sunday, September 18, 2011

a heart for you ♥


I will give them a heart to know me,
that I am the LORD.
They will be my people, and I will be their God,
for they will return to me with all their heart.
 Jeremiah 24:7

Giving thanks for all my blessings

...for the love of the One who made me...
and for
my husband
my family
home
work
play
and always,
you, dear friends
{near and far, but always close in heart}


26 comments:

Wanda..... said...

Beautiful heart, Maria and it even has a touch of pink!

Martina said...

So well captured Maria, hearts and love are everywhere! Have a lovely and peaceful sunday!

It's me said...

Amen !!..you have a place in my heart too....always my dear Maria.....love you....Ria...xxx...

francis said...

Sweetsweet Maria, you are such a beautiful soul . This a such a wonderful present you give all of us . Such blessing words to have on our minds this sunday .
I always love your sky images .
Thank you so much and wish you a peaceful sunday .

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest....I can see I am in the good company of our dear friends near and far. I am tickled and excited to say that I met KORALEE yesterday in St. Paul for the Creative Connection convention and it was pure magic....only an hour's worth of chit chat but we laughed and enjoyed each other's company so so much!!! LOVE TO YOU DEAREST! Anita

Lori's page said...

Beautiful as always, and straight to my heart. Thanks a lot Maria, hugs, Lori xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Maria!!!!

YOUR WORDS are rich in friendship and encouragement...I so cherish them and after seeing Koralee, it is such a revelation of how IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION IS to make connections....in our everyday life, many people do not understand that, but blogging or rather, regular correspondence coupled with the sharing of what is important to US is what makes our desire to CONNECT even stronger. What a blessing it is to have SEEN HER...and we laughed and tried to get SO MUCH IN into her one hour slot....she made that time for me and I was so honored...one day dearest, ONE DAY WE HAVE TO MAKE A REUNION HAPPEN....it would have to be in the summer....

HAVE A MAGNIFICENT WEEK OF TEACHING! My first two weeks are filled with overwhelming meetings and expectations, but don't we all have that...PEACE AND LOVE IN CHRIST, Anita

Diana said...

Blessed are we that come in the name of the Lord!
Love Di ♥

Barb said...

That heart cloud is lit from within - just like you, Maria. I hope school is going well.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Yes, grateful! It is astonishing that the God of all keeps calling us back to Him. He is the "winner of all hearts"!
Thanks for this wonderful scripture.
Yvonne

koralee said...

Oh sweet friend...we must always remember to say thanks.
Hope you are very well...my week away was amazing and just what I so needed. Now it is back to school...joy! Life is good...my visit with Anita was amazing...I could not believe I was sitting right beside her. NOW THAT IS SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR. Have a great week.

francis said...

I am so thankful for you all my friends far away.
You know what ? I always have been able to enjoy through the stories of others . I am an at-home-girl ... I guess that's why I am so so happy Saskia teached me blogging . Now I am enjoying at home .
Can you believe Koralee and Anita together talking and having a good time ....I can see them ....
I always dream sitting in your garden and having tea with you and Anita and Koralee and Saskia ...
One day .......
Have a beautiful week Maria
I am so so so enjoying Eva.
Her mother Vanessa is a stewardess and in october she has to start working again . Because she was at home for a long time now she has to start with a whole week of courses ... There is so much more a stewardess has to learn besides serving meals and drinks !
That week she is away during the day but at home evenings and nights
and....you know what ......
I am going to babysit 5 days ...
Oh me oh my .....lalala

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vincibene said...

Beautiful heartcloud!

TorAa said...

Wondeful and very well illustrated

Liz said...

I see the beautiful heart! Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

koralee said...

Oh sweet friend...isn't grade 5 wonderful...love love love that age. So sweet most of the time and yes they do want to share everything with you.
Well it is the weekend already...and I am soooo happy about that. This has been a very long and busy weekend. xoxoxo HUgs.

Al said...

Beautiful, that heart is very distinct.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful heart.

Regards and best wishes

Gloria said...

Your photos are always so touching and beautiful! Just like your heart, dear Maria.
I am a little behind on my blog reading, but I am so glad to see that you are safe. My prayers are continuing for those in need.

Thank you for the birthday wishes. You are a very thoughtful, and kind friend. May the good Lord bless you and your family.

I hope you have a lovely first day of Autumn!

xoxo...Gloria

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING SWEET ONE!

It is always a feeling of bliss when I open my comments page and see:

MARIA

Then to read your kind words of kinship and beauty. How are things in the classroom my friend? Things are rolling pretty quickly now for us with state testing just coming around the corner. But my job is very aligned to the skills that the students need to succeed in their testing, for I have to make sure they can READ and understand what they see...what a joy.

BIG HUGS TO YOU and thank you for visiting my tribute to OUR wonderful friend Koralee. We both spoke fondly of YOU that wonderful Saturday afternoon......Anita

francis said...

I hope you are already enjoying your kitchen .....
My daughter-in-law will be making apple-sauce for Eva today for the first time .....
Seems so long ago I did that for the first time for my oldest ...
It is such a blessing to revive all the things , being a grandmother !
Good luck with your kitchen !

koralee said...

Hi my friend....thinking of you and your kitchen reno! I bet it is amazing..please please take some photos. I am enjoying my early morning sipping tea from my teapot which is very cozy covered in red flowers. You are the BEST friend ever...thank you for being YOU! Hugs and love. xooxxoxoox

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Very beautiful!

Cathy said...

Beautiful photo Maria. The heart is so clear. I love it when God gives us something like that to see. He is so awesome.

Thank you for thinking of me and sending the link to the Minnie & Mickey cupcakes. Those are so adorable and they don't look too hard. Again, Thanks for thinking of me.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Becky~ said...

Lovely photo and words.Very inspiring Maria!

Wishing you Joy as well!