Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Focus on the Eternal

Nestle all of your tomorrows

in God's strong arms

help us to live free for today

As we focus on the Eternal,
may we grow to possess the holy habit of internal contentment

{Enjoying the sweet birdies in my back yard and the book Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow}
helping me to always look UP!
Happy Weekend Everyone!



Wonderful pictures - with the birds sitting in those flowering trees!

Barb said...

Glorious photos heralding spring and blue skies, Maria. I'll investigate your book. Have a restful weekend.

Joyful said...

Oh I love those top two photos so much. Very pretty.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening Maria,

You know, I would imagine that sitting down with your during PREP time at work would be a great way to refocus so that my daily routine at school will ring righteously in eternity. I must depend so much on GRACE....peace and JOY BE WITH YOU MY DEAR! Anita

Linda said...

Such magnificent pictures Maria. I have just been thinking and praying about contentment. It is so easy to focus on all that is wrong - all the while missing the beauty and blessings around us. Thank you for this.
It is good to visit again. I am almost finished with the unpacking and beginning to get back to a more reasonable schedule!

From The Heart said...

Beautiful pictures!

Kim, USA said...

Jaw dropping photos! It is stunning!

That is impressive!


It's me said...

Beautiful post....happy weekend and blessings from

francis said...

Sweetest dearest Maria ,
I am so greatful to know you .
You are such a blessing my life .
Your post is so beautiful and we both LOVE our little friends the birds and than those comforting words ....
My heart and soul are always calm when I visited you ( on the blog .....)
You mean so much to me
Have a wonderful weekend and hugs for you
Eva is coming today !

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF,Maria!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

chubskulit said...

Delightful composition! Have a great weekend.

Sunrise, please come and see when you get a chance.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Delightful bird photos Maria.

BECKY said...

Hi Maria! Happy Spring and belated Easter! I thought I had your e-mail address, but can't find one. Just wanted to alert you that Robert Brault has a new post today and accepting comments! Have a wonderful weekend!

Wanda said...

My mind has been so focused on the Eternal, since Aunt Trula's stroke and passing into live forever....Yeah. So glad this world is not my home, I'm just a passing through.....

The pictures are so perfect for the theme.

Sending love ~

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Maria~So nice to finally have time to visit my ol' blog friends. How I adore your sweet birdie pics. Our favorite pastime is sitting in front of the fountain watching the sweet chickadees drinking and frolicking in the water.

I hope you can pop in for a cuppa.
Sweet wishes,

Diana said...

It's always nice to come here for a lift! Pretty photos Maria.
Love Di ♥

koralee said...

Such joy... your birds and words you share are lovely.
I am so happy your had a blessed time over your spring break.
We have been enjoying Molly's Swedish friend Anna...she is with us until Thursday so today we are heading our to do some vintage shopping.
Hugs to you for a blessed school day.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HEllo there beautiful friend,

Thank you my dear Maria for visitig today with well wishes! I pray God will help me work hard and make a small living from my next adventure. He knows I tried to teach, but I simply cannot no longer go the stretch. BIG HUGS TO YOU for all the courage you put into your teaching job every day!!!! LOVE! Anita

Dixie said...

Very sweet; I enjoyed this!!

francis said...

Good morning sweet Maria,
Today we are having a special day .
The last chemo-day for my brave Elisabeth .
Can you believe all those things that seemed almost to heavy went by and made us so much stronger and aware of what matters .
I want to thank you with all my heart for all your support and prayers and all your sweet and encouraging words and it ment so much for me to know you were there for me Maria .
Wish you a wonderful special day too and hugs and lots of love

Gloria said...

Hello Maria,

I am swooning over your gorgeous birdie photos!!! What a blessing that God gives us so many PRETTY things to view each and everyday!!

I hope your weekend is full of happy things!!! :)


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good afternoon Maria sweet,

It's evening in Rotterdam, I'm curled up on my blue couch, keeping my teas next to me and my laptop in hand. I'm going to read your inspirational words for the second time!
Sending flowers and bird songs your way to BrighTen and LighTen up your Sunday (ours has been grey and blue). I certainly believe that April showers bring May flowers.
Love Saskia xxx

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

The colors in that last picture are just stunning!

Pearl Maple said...

A beautiful post and nature study photos to celebrate the arrival of spring