Thursday, January 23, 2014

Intentional Living

I love the radio broadcast,
"Intentional Living."

On my walk around the block,
I was intentional.

The sweet little cottage
was almost obscured
by the shrubs and trees.

With an intentional eye,
I saw a neat little place
with a porch that wrapped around to the left.

It's the small, often over-looked details
that add character to these old homes.

A porch mailbox-
great for some of you
who are experiencing negative temperatures.

I intentionally see beauty in the chipped and the cracked.

A carving of the cross in the trunk of a tree.
Had I not been intentional,
I would have missed it.

A bay window, a wrap around porch
and a sun room,
all perfect for those intentional quiet moments.

Following a difficult place
in my Walk,
I am intentionally
seeking a place at the foot of the cross.

I once read,
"To not deliberately seek HIM,
is to lose vital contact with HIM."

Deliberately and Intentionally Seeking Him,



  1. Bonnie, I loved your desire to live intentionally. You discovered so many wonderful things on your walk that you would have missed otherwise. Thank you for sharing them with your readers! Living in the moment is so much fun...finding His gifts He's blessed those are looking with.

  2. I've been trying to be intentional about some things lately and it's something I need to do in more things. I loved your intentional walk this morning!

  3. A good post, Bonnie. I need to be intentional and notice all the blessings around me. We always dreamed of a little cottage like you one you shared with us today!

  4. Bonnie,
    What a charming cottage, and I love the cross carved in the tree trunk. It's amazing what we will discover when we take a walk around the block. It's so good of you to see the beauty of it all.


  5. Living intentionally is a great way to live. It is so easy to rush through our days, letting things just happen without noticing the blessings. I LOVE that old house! xoxo

  6. I think I'll give that title to my hubby for his next sermon.

    Intentional Living. I just did a type and wrote "Loving"...well that's also something we should do.. Intentional Loving!!

    I live in a small home, and have a porch mailbox similar to that one, but painted my Gold this Christmas.

  7. Such good thoughts and challenges for all of us, Bonnie.
    Mary Alice

  8. Afternoon, such a sweet little cottage, loved everything about it, Blessings Francine.

  9. Hi friend. I have thought of that word so often over the last few years. Being intentional in many areas of my life has been heavy on my mind at times. Thanks for sharing your heart about what it means to you.

    So happy to "spend a bit of time with you today".

  10. Great post and I liked the phrase Wanda mentioned, intentional loving. It's so easy to miss so many details as we rush through life.

  11. Thank you for sharing such a quaint and charming home. ~:)

  12. What a lovely post. I'd love to enjoy this walk with you….so much beauty to see.

  13. The little imperfections in our homes are often the most charming things there. I just love a white house, so I really enjoyed the photos.

  14. Great post, Bonnie. I think we all need to be more "intentional". I am so happy to see your comments growing!;>) Love it!!!!! xo Diana

  15. Thank you for the reminder to be more intentional. -Carla


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