Quilting Encouragement with Mary Tatem
A recent visit to Yosemite National Park kept us craning our necks to look up at the magnificent granite mountains that surrounded us. Regardless of which direction we faced, immense pillars of stone reached to the sky, dwarfing even the tall Pines and occasional Sequoia. Beauty surrounding us. From the sounds of water crashing from tall mountain ledges to the caw of iridescent Ravens foraging for food, our ears were as absorbed with the of beauty as our eyes. We left for home, our hearts bursting with thankfulness for the world God made for us to enjoy.
Although there aren’t any mountains towering over my house, nor cascading waterfalls, to astound my senses, I hope I can remain just as thankful for the beauty where God has put me in my everyday life. Instead of a mountain, there is my neighbor’s house where love resides and covers me each time my path crosses with the lovely people who live there. Instead of waterfalls, there are colorful leaves which decorate my trees and cascade to my lawn in the fall. Instead of large Ravens, there are perky Robins who grace my bird feeder.
God help me always be aware and thankful for the beauty You provide to my daily life. I want to stay as appreciative of the smaller, ordinary world You gave me as I am with the larger, magnificent vistas You have made. May we all remain alert to the beauty You put around us.
Mary Tatem is an author of story based devotional books which boost your spirits. Each devotion uses the craft of quilting or scrapbooking to touch the reader’s heart and show the love of God. Her every day examples of God’s involvement in our lives provide encouragement to rely on God. She enjoys speaking to women and inspires them to trust God and His warm love. Currently, she is using her love of story to write historical novels.
As the mother of four and grandmother of fifteen, she finds life full of inspiring stories. Join her to read about God’s work in His people.