We intuitively know that goodness and beauty are connected to the divine, that "every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights" (James 1:17)….We are not only grateful for pleasure; our hearts wonder what kind of Creator makes a world that overflows with such loveliness and beauty. As Lewis says, "One's mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun."
~Tish Harrison Warren, "Liturgy of the Ordinary"
This weekend, I'm grateful for things that are making my mind run back up to the Father:
-A cold front that brought rain on the first day of Autumn. Beginning the morning with a hot cup of coffee, a Bible, and a quilt on the front porch is one of the best ways I know to start my day.
-My new favorite album. This has been on repeat lately. How I love these old hymns with their modern choruses, both drawing my thoughts to biblical truths.
-Method cleaning products. My friend, Gayly, got me hooked on these lovely scents and friendly cleaning. The grapefruit all-purpose cleaner makes me WANT to clean!
-Van school. It's been a while since we took a family road trip, but this weekend we are traveling several hours to share with a church, so we might as well make the most of our time on the road. Proud of my Olivia and Katherine for their hard work! I get more car sick than the girls do, but peppermints helped us get through the winding roads.