Thursday, July 9, 2009

Give Me Your Eyes...

Have you heard this song by Brandon Heath? I really like this song and it is one that is playing on my i-pod right now.

Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity
Give me Your arms for the broken hearted
Ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see
This song is very convicting to me. Am I really seeing? What am I missing? This occurred to me this morning after I completed my study for the day. The study I'm currently involved in "Me, Myself, & Lies" is about our thoughts, and it is so important that my thoughts are on the right things. And I think that this is crucial to seeing things as my Abba Father sees them.
If my thoughts are focused on myself or my own situations, then I am not seeing things as God sees them, but if I have turned my thoughts over to Christ and am focused on Him, then I can start to see things as Christ sees them, and can I just say, that my friends is eye opening.
If I'm truly going to have love for humanity as Christ does then that puts feet to my faith. I must live it out. Ya know what I'm saying? It is so important that I see things as Christ sees them. It will change the way I live my life. And it starts with what I am allowing in my thought life. If I'm going to be thinking on the right things, then I need to be reading the Word and praying and reaching out to others. I know that these things will help me to see things, really see them.
So those are just some things on my heart right now.
I have several pics on this post today, because I haven't really posted on much besides Dak's illness lately, and more on that at the end of this post.
Anyway..... on to some pics...
First I wanted to show you our study/prayer room that my husband has gotten completely finished (I think =) He built this room onto our house just a couple of months after we moved in. It was originally Chase's bedroom, but after he moved out it was empty for a while. And then Dak moved his room out here for a while, but then moved back to his old room, so this room was empty yet again.
This room is a very special room. It just has a special feel to it. We love it.
So now it is our prayer/study room. I wanted to show you where I study and pray and think and just breathe.

There isn't anything on the walls yet. That is coming. I have some ideas, but want to put up just the right thing.
This is the white board that I have a verse on from my current study, and then my current memory verse is under that with some of the Greek meanings of some of the words in my verse. It helps me to dig deeper.
I love digging deeper!!!

This is a table we have in there that have some family pics and flowers on it. The flowers are sitting on a runner that my grandmother made. I love it.

Well, I wanted to give you an update in pics on how the garden is growing.
This is walking out to it...

In the jungle, the mighty jungle.... =)

This is looking at it from the front.
Those are green beans right down front.
We probably have 1 or 2 more pickings before I'll be pulling up and planting more.

We (G and I) canned 6 pints of pickled green beans.
I'll let ya know how they turn out in two weeks.
That's when we can taste them.
If they are yummy, I'll put the recipe on my recipe blog.

Here are our lovely sunflowers.....
I heart sunflowers.....

Now look at the leaves on these babies....
Do you see the vine that is going through the hole on this leaf?
What could it be?...

Ummm yes, that would be a cucumber!!! How cute is that?! It cracks me up =)

Here are some of the tomatoes. They aren't red yet, but aren't they pretty?!?? =)

Here is our dill.... and I was worried it wasn't taking off....
silly me =)

And here is my biggest green pepper on the smallest plant.
Hmmm.... there is a lesson there...

These last two were taken a couple of years ago, but I wanted to show them because Dak downloaded them from pics on my camera that I thought were lost.
Oh I love that kid!!!
Okay, I know, I stick my head out in a lot of pics. I don't know why I do that.
Annoying?!! Nah just me =)
And then here is cutie pie Dak.
How adorable is this pic?!!
Oh how I love this child!!
So how is Dak?!! Well he has turned the corner and is doing very well!!!
And we am so thankful!!
Thank you so much for your prayers.
I think he is well on his way to recovery.
Have a Blessed Thursday,


  1. I am so glad to hear Dak is doing well.

    See things through the eyes of Jesus seems to be a recurring theme I am running into. I do believe He is trying to tell me something.

    Have a great day.

  2. Dawn,

    It certainly looks like things are going well in your neck of the woods. I heart those sunflowers, too, and your garden in general is doing beautifully. Don't you just love picking all of that fresh, organic, yummy goodness? I do!

    Your quiet time room is a great place. I look forward to seeing what you put up in there. I love the idea of your memory verse and another scripture on there. It helps to keep seeing it to get it memorized. I need to have one of those boards.

    Have a great day and glad your Dak is doing well.

  3. Your garden is amazing! Have you had good amounts of rain in your area? Wow!

    I love what you're doing with you prayer room. That's a great idea. Hope your day's good one.

  4. I love that song. And how nice is it that you have a quiet place to call your own to have your quiet time?!

    Your garden is doing really well!!

    Glad to hear Dak is TOO!!

  5. Love all your garden goodies!!! nothing like green peppers from the garden!

    Love your room too.. the white board is NICE for reminding (have one in my office).. & LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures of family with grandma's flowers... surrounded by family - what a great place to reflect & pray!

    YIPEEE - Dak is coming around! So glad for him.. & you!

  6. I love that song and I love your room! How great that you have that! You look so beautiful in that picture!

  7. Dawn,

    Thank goodness Dak is on the mend and headed back to normal.

    Loving all your wonderful garden goodies! We are ready to rip out some of our flowers to make way for some organic vegetables to be grown. Our tomato plant isn't doing well at all so we are going to try something else. Yet our cherry tomato plant is providing about 10-15 tomatoes every day.

    Nothing tastes like home grown.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  8. I am so glad that Dak is doing better! I have been praying for him fervently!

    Love the garden pics as well.