Wednesday, December 28, 2011

distracted







riding in truck, i try to read. i am distracted. i try to focus. my mind wants to be everywhere but here. i try to look down. my head pops always back up. the window draws my eyes. i can't stop glancing, no staring, out into the unknown. i see hues everywhere. orange. green. red. brown. gray. tan. blue. i long to reach out and grasp it all. my Bible lays open in my lap, read and unread. the window and world outside calls, but so does this Book. there are Words that have sunk deep long ago, but life has choked them out. many a time they've been left in the dust. kicked and stomped. and i forget. but Him and It keeps pulling me back. these Words teach, yes. but when the long dirt path is seen through all-is-grace eyes...the seasons, the cracked tree {i am cracked too}, the mound of dirt that little children so delightfully play in, the trickle of creek water, this. this. {it} preaches to me. because His Hand has formed it. my eye has so gratefully seen it. and now i know why i can't stop watching.

through this, God is breathing.

10 comments:

JesusChick said...

Oh my goodness, blogger is being a pain. It decided to delete blogs from my blog list, yours being one of them! D'X So, I'm sorry I haven't been commenting, I do love your blog, I just am having a frustrating time with blogger at the moment.

This post is way too awesome :) The last picture with the jeans on the white fence is so beautiful

lex said...

beautiful.

Dawson Cattle Company said...

beautiful!

kaitlin {bee-loved} said...

I love being able to see God in the little things around me. I love it even more when I can feel his presence urging me to try my best. This post deeply reminded me of that <3

ps- I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and disney trip :)

Jessica said...

That was beautiful! Great prose ;)

Elle Sees said...

lovely pictures!
and you're such a great writer, memory!

Kylee said...

lovely pictures! The sunset is gorgeous!

Nana said...

This is beautiful You have a great gift of self-examination as well as knowing how to express your repentance. God is good, and I know he is pleased with your meditations of him.

Love you,

Nana

Nicole said...

so beautiful. i love these quiet moments when God speaks to us.

happy happy new year.
xoxo

McKenzie King said...

beautiful pictures.