Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Sheltering Sun and Sharing the Shelter

Concentrate on counting your blessings and you'll have little time to count anything else. ~Woodrow Kroll

Shortly after the noon hour Pacific Time, I stepped out of Baggage Claim and into sunlight.  Not the-sun-is-shining-but-the-wind-is-blowing-and-I'm-cold sort of sun.  No, the kind that hits-you-in the-face-and-warms-your-winter-bones kind of sun. I stood still in the sunshine, waiting for my sister-in-law, and my heart just did a happy dance, right there on the sidewalk.  

My Heavenly Father, who hung the Sun in the Galaxy, filled me full of grace-filled blessings today -- kindnesses I don't deserve… But, He poured them over me like the rain I left in Indiana this morning.


1.  Aisle seats.

2. Close gates.  Loved that one!

3.  Sun!  Need I say more?

4.  Lunch in the sun.

5.  Lobster tacos at World Market.

6.  Watching the sun set over the beach.

7.  Dearest-of-all sister-in-loves.

8.  Did I mention the sun?

God is always good, and gives me daily blessings.  But sometimes He just fills a sunshine basket full of grace and the rays beam joy inside of me.  He shelters so perfectly!

Share the Shelter

Link up your sheltering ideas -- a recipe, craft or sewing project, a blog post sure to encourage or teach, or another sheltering idea you'd like to share?  Link up and enjoy the ideas.  Use them to go shelter!


joy said...

Oh I need this heartwarming post and of course the sun, coz here is freezing cold:)
Enjoy your day dear:)

Denise said...

A dose of warm sunshine is exactly what I need after the coldest winter I remember here in Idaho! Ha! Glad you experienced some time in the sun and with your sister in law; a beautiful blessing!

Hugs and joyful blessings Pamela!

Denise said...

I love your joyful heart.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Pamela! I know that you will enjoy your time in California, and am happy that you are getting such nice weather on your trip. Thank you so much for hosting Share the Shelter.


Kathy M.

Courtney said...

Today is one of those days here, when the sun warms me up like a warm blanket - a complete and total gift from God. Love this.

Esther Joy said...

We have had wonderful sun today - great after a blustery day yesterday. Thank you, Lord, for the sun, and above all else, the SON!

Esther Asbury said...

I'm with you on the sunshine! I'm pretty sure I've thanked God for that one thing more than anything else in my life -- it's almost an everyday thing (and would be if there weren't cloudy days!).

J said...

To thank God for "every little thing" is a blessed way to live!

Jennifer Dougan said...

Hi Pamela,

Our God who "hung the sun in the galaxy" -- great line. :)

Jennifer Dougan

Ken said...

Wonderful words, Pamela. I love that quote by Woodrow Kroll.

Sharon said...

Great post, Pamela.

I have to admit, I am a spoiled California girl. And even though I live in the mountains now, where it's cold and often snowy, I still see a lot of sun!

And the warmth it brings me reminds me of God - every time.


Redecórate con Lola Godoy said...

Your blog is wonderful and very beautiful, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

Anita Johnson said...

Oh that sounds wonderful to me too! Have a wonderful break from winter!

Lisa notes... said...

I feel the same way about the sunshine. Bring it on!

Laurie Collett said...

Here comes the Son! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

Sharon said...

Thank you for inviting me to link up today. I hope your readers enjoy my ideas, too.

Rebecca said...

I don't have to tell you to enjoy The Sun! (I could have wished for a little more warmth from the California sun we enjoyed a few days ago, but am thankful for the sun we DID see. Such a contrast to Indiana right now...)

Laurie Collett said...

Dear Pamela,
I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award . Congratulations and thank you for so faithfully teaching, uplifting and inspiring through your blogs! The originators of this award request that you post 7 random facts about yourself and the names of 15 other blogs you would like to nominate for this award. The Versatile Blogger Award button can be copied from my blog. Well done and God bless!

Unknown said...

Awesome! A delightful flying day indeed! And I KNOW how rare THOSE can be. Have a blessed week!

Martha said...

Blessings are just so lovely to count! :)

Bethe77 said...

I love the sun! And the I can hardly wait for it to shine its face upon me. Beautiful post.

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I love that feeling of feeling the warmth of the sun. Especially after being cold.
God bless, Lisa :O)

Terra said...

I like the quote about sunrises and sunsets being almost like a glimpse of heaven. I live in California and enjoy all the warmth and it sounds like your trip is great fun as you soak up some rays.

R's Rue said...

Love the quote!

Unknown said...

This is so sweet, Pamela. Beautiful blessings--every one.