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Reckless Love // Glimpses Link Up

You guys, I’ve been swamped this week and have not hardly gotten around to your linked up posts from last week. Sometimes life ebbs and flows and you just need to roll with it. But I miss reading your words and will try to find the time this week to get around to your blogs.

Last week I shared about the Extravagant love of God and this week, I have a new worship video to share with you about the reckless love of God. It’s a new song by Cory Asbury, sung by one of my favorite worship leaders, Steffany Gretzinger. Can I just tell you, this song….I don’t really even have words to describe how I feel when I listen to it.

There’s no shadow you won’t light up,
mountain you won’t climb up,
coming after me.

There’s no wall you won’t kick down,
lie you won’t tear down
coming after me.

We can never run from the love of God. He’s in passionate, reckless pursuit of our hearts and He will never stop chasing us down.

I pray this song will bless you as much as it blessed me this week.

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #481 – 490

481. Last week of school!
482. Starting my new health plan this week.
483. Feeling determined for change.
484. My heart ravished by His love once again.
485. Remembering the promises of God spoken over my life.
486. Food, fun and laughter with friends.
487. Learning to let go.
488. A freshly bathed baby.
489. The wonders of His love.
490. Reconnecting with friends I haven’t seen in a while.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



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29 In Glimpses

God’s Extravagant Love // Glimpses Link Up

God’s love is extravagant. He spares no expense to show His affection to His children. The most extravagant display of love ever shown was Christ’s death on the cross.

God's love is extravagant. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

Just today, I was reminded again of the extravagant way God shows His love. My youngest daughter was given a huge blessing. It was not on her grid, nor was it on ours. There was no reason we could think of for her to be the recipient of such an extravagant gift, but that is the awe and wonder of God. This is how God reminds us of His love. I reflected back on the day when someone bought us a Christmas tree, just because. Or the check we received in the mail for more than our rent, from someone we’ve never met.

It’s hard to miss the extravagant, “spare no expense” ways that God shows His love to us. But what about the more subtle, daily ways that God reminds us of His love? I’ve been on a journey of giving thanks for the simple, and I share my list every Monday here on the blog. Most of the things I list here are not considered extravagant gifts, but they are simple reminders that God is present in my life and delights to bring blessing.

Like the time I was missing my grandmother and God sent a cluster of butterflies to comfort me.
Or the time that I lost a piece of jewelry for weeks only to find it in the most ordinary place.
Or the time a former co-worker delivered flowers to my door step to say thank you for a job well done.

Even though these are not considered big blessings, they are still reminders of God’s extravagant love for us. You see, it’s not the size of the gift, but the heart of the giver. And God has a great big heart of love for His children. His love is extravagant and He displays it in both small and large ways.

It's not the size of the gift, but the heart of the giver. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

I never want to forget about God’s extravagant love. How about you? How is God showing you His extravagant love today?

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #471-480

471. 9 more days of school!
472. There is no where I can go to escape His presence.
473. Continuous worship music playing in my car and home.
474. Uninterrupted sleep.
475. A clean kitchen sink.
476. My freshly washed car.
477. Celebrating the high school graduation of a young lady I’ve known since birth.
478. Times of silliness with my best friend.
479. Watching the sunset on my drive home.
480. Baby feet.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



24 In Glimpses

Let Hope Arise // Glimpses Link Up

Hope filled the atmosphere this morning as believers came together to lift up the Name of the Lord in praise and worship. My heart swelled as I remembered the promise I had just been reminded of the night before.

After having gone through season after season of loss, sometimes I lose sight of the promise that there are good things ahead of me. After finding myself living a life so much different than the one I envisioned, prayed for and sought after, it has taken some time to get use to my new normal. And when I find myself again on the path of weariness, I remember once again that He knows the way.

When I find myself on the path of weariness, I am reminded that He knows the way.… Click To Tweet

He’s a good God and He delights to give good gifts to His children. Sometimes we may look at the bumps in the road and the detours in our lives as contrary to the goodness of God. Even though the circumstances which may have led to changes in our lives that we cannot yet grasp or understand may have come with much pain and loss, we can rest assured that God will work all things together for His good.

I am encouraged once again that God is the hope giver. It’s not my life as I once knew it that gives me hope, but it’s the very life that I have right now, handed to me by a loving and faithful God. And even though I navigate murky waters and there is still so much healing to come, I can pursue Him with passion and purpose as I cry out to the One who is forever faithful,

“Let hope arise in my heart God, let hope arise.”

Let hope arise in my heart God, let hope arise. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

How is God causing hope to arise in your own heart? How can I pray for you?

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #461-470

461. Lost things found.
462. Hot fudge sundaes with the family.
463. Remembering that God is moving on my behalf.
464. He makes a way where there is no way.
465. He breathes life into my weary heart.
466. His Word will not return void.
467. The birth of my second grandson.
468. God’s hand of protection over my daughter and grandson during a very fast labor.
469. The joy of new life.
470. The smell of a baby’s skin.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



23 In Glimpses

Majesty Displayed // Glimpses Link Up

My son and I took a trip this weekend to South Lake Tahoe to attend my nephew’s wedding. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The wedding was on the beach, and it was warm, yet you could see the towering Sierra Nevadas still covered in snow. It was a stunning sight.

I couldn’t stop thinking about the majesty of God. The splendor of His majesty that was displayed for all to see was completely breathtaking.

Again I was reminded of the greatness of God alongside my seemingly huge challenges in life. As I looked straight ahead into the mountain of the Lord, I was humbled once again with the thought that there is nothing too difficult for my God. My purpose in life is to give Him honor and praise, in ALL seasons. For that is when my eyes will be opened to the beauty that is all around me.

My purpose in life is to give Him honor and praise in ALL seasons. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

And just for fun, here is a picture of my oldest son and me. We had a blast!

What beauty has God revealed to you lately? I would love for you to share in the comments below.

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #451-460

451. Catching up with filing at work.
452. Dasani Water Drops (helps me drink more water)
453. 3 more weeks of school for my kids
454. Fans that cool our house down.
455. The loving support of a good friend.
456. Singing about the majesty of our God.
457. Good weather for our drive to South Lake Tahoe.
458. Celebrating a new marital union.
459. Seeing my nephew so happy.
460. Catching up with old friends.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



18 In Glimpses

I Shall Not Want // Glimpses Link Up

The Lord has blessed me with a beautiful life. I have an amazing husband, beautiful children, a job I love and so many things to be thankful for. Lately though, I’ve caught myself yearning after so many other things. I day dream about what life might have been like if my husband wasn’t disabled and still worked his good paying, full time job. I wonder what our ministry life would be like if I was still working at the church and heavily involved in ministry. I think about the home we once owned and miss it, especially in this current economy.

Even though life has taken us through so many twists and turns, and we’ve had to learn to accept and embrace the here and now, I still miss certain aspects of a life that once was. I think we all can end up in this place of desiring and yearning after things that aren’t a part of God’s current plan for our lives if we aren’t careful. Sometimes, if I’m too active on social media, I can find myself wanting what others have – the new car, the new house, the perfect job, the dotting husband. But then I close the computer and step away and realize that I have everything I need here and now.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1)

I’m not sure this scripture fits perfectly with what I’ve been reflecting on over the last couple of days, but it’s what I’ve been reminding myself of, especially today — The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. And in the same breath I am reminded that “no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” I serve a good God, and He has given me a beautiful life. It’s often beauty found buried beneath the rubble of a life that once was. It’s not always noticeable at first, but if I keep looking the beauty will emerge.

Beauty is often found buried beneath the rubble of a life that once was. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

I’m still on a journey of looking for beauty among the mundane. How about you?

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #441-450

441. Early morning movies.
442. Roses and carnations filling vases in my home.
443. A clean mini van.
444. The ability to laugh at my own mistakes.
445. He makes all things beautiful.
446. Finding comfortable sandals that fit my wide feet.
447. Time spent with mom (eating, shopping & Starbucks!)
448. Celebrating my beautiful daughter at her baby shower (grandson #2 is coming!)
449. A beautiful mother’s day surrounded by my husband and children.
450. I am blessed and highly favored.