sunday stills {version seven}

I wrote this sitting in my living room, with a just put up Christmas tree glittering with lights, while the snow fell heavily outside my window. I’m so thankful for moments like this to step back, to ponder today, and to be thankful for the gifts that fill a life. Blessings on your Sunday. ~rachel


dictionary.com defines a still as: a single photographic print, as one of the frames of a motion-picture film.

today: shoveling the driveway, driving in snow, celebrating my nephews birthday, cleaning snow from the entryway.
want to be: joyful, loving my family, slowing down enough to laugh, intentional with my time.
blessings: Christmas tree in my living room, a pantry full of food, wonderful friends that love me.
thinking: about my December schedule, priorities, and what gluten free cookies to bake.
planning: blog posts for the week, what presents to buy, and on I love you surprises for my family.
writing: six Christmas traditions, emails, and notes of gratitude.
loving: colored lights twinkling now, big box of oranges from Costco, and grace.
grateful: for opportunities, for almost two years of my Samuel being healthy, and for a family that loves me.

today {again}: let me be grateful for today, celebrating the little moments, and finding joy.

sunday stills take about five minutes to write – it’s my intentional way to ponder the week that has passed and to prep for the week to come. It’s a single print out of the busy cycle of life, a pause, a way to plan, and to remember to breathe in the midst of the everyday.

what are you still moments {your grateful moments in life} today?

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6 Responses to “sunday stills {version seven}”

  1. December 9, 2012

    Kelli Becton Reply

    beautiful – snow huh? Mmmmmm – it got hot here last 2 days ugh- a lil snow would make for a wonderful Christmas miracle in SWFL 😉

  2. December 9, 2012

    Angel Reply

    Would love some snow here in SC! It was 75 degrees for the Christmas parade today. Crazy!

  3. December 9, 2012

    Angel Reply

    Would love some snow here in SC! It was 75 degrees for the Christmas parade today. Crazy!

  4. December 10, 2012

    Lynn Reply

    Right now I’m grateful that I finally found a photo card that will hold the family photo! Didn’t have this problem last year!
    Know that I’m praying right now!
    Psalms 71:12, 14-16 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help…But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
    My email address

  5. December 10, 2012

    Carolyn Nelson Reply

    today: crying as I drive to work after leaving my baby boy, smiling as I intentionally count my blessings walking into work.
    want to be: a better wife to my sweet thoughtful kind generous husband.
    blessings: car in good repair, warm winter until I can get a new pair of boots, a new church with a clear vision, the Christmas tree is up, I’ll see family in 13 days.
    thinking: about my December schedule, priorities, and what gluten free cookies to bake.
    planning: blog posts for the week, what presents to buy, and on I love you surprises for my family.
    writing: about my superpower, about Jesus doing all the same things my little boy is doing.
    grateful: for no financial stress this Christmas and being able to give generously without fear.

    today {again}: I will be a blessing.

    Rachel, thank you again for this blog. It sure helps me focus my thinking and attitude. YOU are a blessing.

  6. December 10, 2012

    Carolyn Nelson Reply

    Tiny edit… I am not planning the same as you’re planning 🙂 I just missed it apparently.

    planning: Christmas cards, client service, travel schedule

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