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Friday, July 9, 2010

Simple Joys – Looking Out and Letting In

simple joys

with Jan at Simple Joys in Our Life

This morning I was thinking about the simple joy of a window...

window

I love to being able to look out the windows and see the sky and nature...

The sunlight shining through the clear glass lets in a radiance that man just can’t duplicate...

Our home business is operated in the basement...no windows...artificial lighting...and...a somewhat dreary atmosphere...

Adorning the walls around my desk are family pictures, artwork by the grand-kids, admired quotes, and a special scripture for the moment...so even though it is nicknamed “the dungeon”...it works...and I am very thankful to have a job during these times...

But it would be nice to have a window down there...because windows are...well...nice!

The Message version of Matthew 6 speaks of our eyes being like windows...

Your eyes are windows into your body.

If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief,

your body fills up with light.

If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust,

your body is a dank cellar.

If you pull the blinds on your windows,

what a dark life you will have!

Matthew 6:22-23 The Message

So...

It’s a new day...

Open your blinds...

Look out your windows...

And let in the glorious light of the Son!

light




15 thoughts:

Sandy said...

Oh, that was wonderful, Karen!
I love that picture, too. Is
that your view from home?
I just noticed your last name.
My mother was a Thompson.
Hugs,
Sandy

Missie said...

This makes me wish I lived in the country so I could have such an amazing view

Jerralea said...

Wow, what a great post. I can so relate because nearly every job I've had, there has been no windows!

I adore the view from the window you chose for your post. I hope that is somewhere in your house!

Simple joys are the best, aren't they?

Angie said...

Oh my heart--my doors--my windows are wide open to HIM!!!!

Thank you for this!

Finally Free said...

Karen,
This was a very inspirational post. I love windows, too. I have alot in my house. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Cathy said...

That is very beautiful, Karen, thank you.

Jan said...

Yes, I love the light streaming in too... and sometimes we drive past a home that is totally overshadowed and I say to DH, I couldn't live there. And most offices I've worked in didn' have windows either!

Thank you, you come up with joys that I appreciate, but have not 'processed' in my mind..... and this is one of the joys of this meme.

Richest blessings
With love, Jan

PS: I see Mr Linky is up again, would appreciate you linking in when convenient.

Denise said...

So encouraging sweetie, love you.

sarah said...

this is great and love that sunlight shining through...great post as always. Your spirit Karen is the best.

Debra Kaye said...

Karen,

It's the first thing I do when I wake up...open the blinds...look out at the sky!

I also love to look at the water. Being around water is very peaceful for me.

Blessings to you@

Joyful said...

Beautiful! I love having windows too. What kind of work do you do Karen?

Joyful said...
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luvmy4sons said...

Oh AMEN!

Laurie said...

I, too, love to have the sunlight coming in to our home, and I love how you compare this to our eyes being the windows to our lives. The Message says it so well, and your pictures complete this simple joy! I hope you have a Son-filled weekend!
Love and joy,
Laurie

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

With Christ in our hearts, we can always find the light, even in the darkest of nights. As I look at my desk today, I see the witness of a good God all around me. Sometimes, we just need the nudge and permission to take time and "see" the beauty of the Lord's provision in our life. His light is ever shining, whether in a dungeon or in the bright expanse of a day's sun!

Keep looking for Him this week; I'll do the same.

peace~elaine

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