For the Weekend…..Know Wonder

Waiting says ‘here I am with empty, open hands
watching for your wonders.’

Listening, looking, living
like a cup ready to be filled to overflowing.

Going, getting, grasping
says ‘give me this now‘,
keeps my hands occupied with
not-life, missing completely
Your gifts,
leaving  me full of myself–
dull and lifeless as
dead wood.
I’m choosing empty on purpose
to stand and receive your God good gifts.
You always amaze——
no wonder.
photos: Top(2)–WA Park Arboretum, J. Seferovich, Used by permission.
Logs and bee on winterhazel–J.L. Collins
Sandy and friends for Still Saturday
and Deidra for The Sunday Community

12 thoughts on “For the Weekend…..Know Wonder

  1. caryjo

    Creative photos and words mixed in together is your usual “gift”… and it becomes a gift to the rest of us as we are blessed to see it.

    Thanks again.

  2. Laura Boggess

    Oh, that picture of the bumblebee is just so beautiful! Keeping my hands open–cupping His love.

  3. Pam

    Beautiful words and photos to inspire wonder…and they do! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jody Lee Collins

    oh, Jennifer, the feeling is mutual. God has made so many beautiful things–may we always keep looking up! thanks for your very kind words.

  5. Jennifer Richardson

    not-life……i so get that:)
    i love how you see and celebrate
    ….these photos
    and your artful words
    stir the wonder in me.
    huge thanks for this sweet share,

  6. Cheryl Smith

    I'm choosing too. And smiling at this combination of beauty – words and images.

  7. JoDee Luna

    Loved your post. I so relate with the “give me this now” tendency. What a struggle waiting is for me to overcome. By the way, great name (mine is spelled JoDee). I'm also a teacher, wife, worshipper, writer, and gardener. We have a lot in common.

  8. Diana

    This is beautiful, Jody – pictures and words. Thank you.

  9. Jody Lee Collins

    Joanne–I had to go look it up after I read your comment. The botanical name is Corylopsis.I love to say that. I chose it because the yellow 'flower' you see in the photo comes out in January. It's the first bit of color in the garden after our very dead, gray winters. Makes me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. MrsP

    I've never seen nor heard of winterhazel before. Good pic, and peaceful.


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