Friday, October 21, 2011

microscope heart: charla-beth

today's microscope heart comes from my sweet friend charla-beth. not only is she a beautiful, talented writer, she has a heart of gold that shines so sweetly for our Savior. be sure to check out her blog here.
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When I first decided to send something in for Microscope Heart, I made lists upon lists of the littlest reasons for joy.  And those lists turned into more lists.
But the very first thing I thought of, the first item I wrote down and the one thing I kept coming back to... was the smell of morning. 
Like that rich smell of the summer between ripened fruit and freshly cut grass.  Or the crisp smell of autumn when the earth's buds begin to close her petals and morning dew quickly turns to frost.  There's that frosty bite in the air after new-fallen winter rain.  And come spring, the smell of fresh earth and new blooms permeate the air.  Regardless of the day, the month, or the time of year, every morning has that “new day” smell that I simply can’t get enough of.
And everything in my being knows that it is good.  Because with the fresh smell of morning comes the reminder that I have been given today.  And even if yesterday was a hard day, a stumbling day, a weep-worthy day, the morning brings a reminder that creation is renewed with each and every sunrise.  Myself, included. :)
“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning...” {lamentations 3:22-23a}
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 see what i mean? gorgeous. thank you, sweet friend.
tell me about the smallest thing that makes you happy here.

12 comments:

Emily said...

The way you use your words is simply stunning. Beautiful, just beautiful.
xo

Jennifer Rod said...

this was beautifully written. i love charla and her little blog. her posts are always so sweet.

Elisabeth said...

beautiful - I love this. its not something I had ever really thought about before- but there is certainly a smell of morning...

kate said...

this was so wonderful. charla's blog is one i look forward to reading every single day. its always filled with such sweet words and encouragement :)i look forward to waking up tomorrow morning with a new outlook. thank you for posting this. what a wonderful friday treat.

Siddy Says said...

makes me think of aaaaaalll the little things that bring me joy. thank you for sharing this.
xx
Siddy

Erin said...

Lovely verse! :)

Emily said...

I love that verse its such a great reminder! The smell of morning really is the best too!

Claire said...

how lovely, i must check out her blog too

chambanachik said...

Oh goodness- two of my most favorite bloggers on one page! :)

The Soul Anchor said...

Oh I couldn't agree more!

charla beth said...

thank you so much for having me on your page, courtney. :) such an honor to be posted here!

beka said...

hmmm.
i love this.
a lot, a lot.
<3

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