His Gifts of Love

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. – Henri J.M. Nouven

Joyously celebrating His gifts of love this week: #824 – 836

husband calling from work just to say he missed me

blue skies

pussy willows

a soaking spring rain

greener grass

rain against the window

old church creaking under the pressure of gusting winds

glow of stained glass windows


rocks ready to cry out

they didn’t have to

having a laugh over snowflakes in mid-April

sun appearing to quickly melt it away

Have you noticed God’s gifts of love this week?

In hope,

About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.


  1. Teena says

    always love reading here…..

    I am thankful for you.

    Been missing you friend.


  2. Steve P says

    Once you become convinced it won’t fall down, I agree that the creaking of the church is an eerily relaxing sound 🙂

  3. Wonderful pictures–I’m such a beginner!! I love looking at those whom have a knack for photography and I do believe you are one of them: )