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by Jamie

by Jamie

New Beginning…

Through miraculous means I stumbled upon the most wonderful blog written by author, Ann Voskamp.
And deep within me, I feel that I am on the brink of something big…the verge of something visionary.
My life is changing as I write this.
I am starting a new chapter of my life, a new door has opened before me…that of
living a holy experience…indeed, a holy life.
Ann Voskamp states:
“This place is about finding the beauty and quiet,
slowing to see the sacred in the chaos, the Cross in the clothespin, the flame in the bush
Just to listen – laundry, liturgy, life, — holy ground.
A holy experience — because all of life flames with God.”
And a quote that has always been dear to my heart comes from Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.”
And so I begin my holy experience.  I am starting tonight to notice how Heavenly Father fills the cracks and crevices of everything which we call our lives.  He is there in the melting, March-sodden snow.  He is there in the warmth of the sunshine.  He is there in the sound of our little one’s laughter.  He is there in the dishes as they come clean, the laundry as it is moves from mounds to neatly folded piles, the chaos as it becomes organized.  He is there as we learn line upon line and precept upon precept how to notice His hand in every thing.
My journey starts now.
And every day I will discover and implement a little gem to make my life more holy. more God-like. more happy.

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