Capturing God's Grace

The day began with dark clouds overhead and occasional downpours.  Soon the clouds were gone and what remained was an idyllic September day.

I went for a ride to be alone with God.

Something I learned to do many years ago. Spending alone time with God strengthens my faith even more than going to church. It reunites me with my heart for God.

Living in New England, I am reminded of God's blessings found in the simply beauty surrounding us.

It's easy to see God's grace everywhere. He is my rock and I don't like it when I only give him my time when I have a problem.  I wanted to thank Him for the beautiful blessings He has given to us.

New England comes alive in the Fall.  Soon the apples will be ready to be picked,

 and mums will be sitting on everyone's steps alongside pumpkins to celebrate the arrival of Autumn.  I love the Fall, and today felt like a wonderful introduction to it's beauty.

After driving for a few miles, listening to praise music,

I felt like I was getting back home, away from distractions and back to that place of being thankful for my blessings.

Driving down country roads, and stopping to capture God's Grace with my camera, filled my spirit.  It's so easy to get caught up the busyness of life.  I think about how much I enjoy having alone time with each of my daughters.  I think God loves it when He gets to spend time alone with each of His children.

Today is Mosaic Monday and Mary from Little Red House has beautiful photographs to share and lots of Mosaic posts to enjoy.

The song for this post is By Grace Alone.


The lovely sculptures I photographed are by a Harvard artist at Fruitlands.  The sculptures found on the grounds of Fruitlands seemed to express the simplicity and elegance of God's grace.
Snap said...

Karen, another beautiful post reminding us of all our blessings ... just look around and SEE! Hugs--

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Karen,

Capturing God's grace is a difficult but NOT impossible task. I believe it takes a refined artist to do so, and YOU are such an artisan. Whether it is through writing, poetry, art or photography, honed skills and a good eye are necessary to capture just the right feeling in the representation. JUST LOVELY MY DEAR FRIEND! Anita

Anonymous said...

Amen to this post. I enjoyed the words as much as your photos of the sculptures. I grew up in New England but now call Florida home...there is quite a difference in the two landscapes but each are equally beautiful.

Joyce said...

My goodness Karen you have outdone yourself with these photos. You truely are an amazing artist with whatever medium you choose to work with.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is such a beautiful post for today. I haven't done that in a long time but I love taking a drive. I took one by myself a couple of weeks ago to the beach and prayed at the ocean. Happy Monday to you!

nancyjean said...

Hi Karen, you had an amazing journey...beautiful post!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Just beautiful and all is by His amazing grace and love~