Thankful Thursday – An Artistic Escape

This Thursday, I am thankful for the artistic escape offered at The Holland Museum in Holland, Michigan.

Paid admission affords patrons the opportunity to sketch The Dutch Masters…or anything else that you are inspired to create.

What an incredibly thoughtful opportunity for a moment of serenity.

If your commute won’t allow you to sketch in person; feel free to take a few stolen moments and simply relax as you bask in the beauty.

HM Gallery Sketching

HM An Artistic Escape photo by Gracie K Harold 2016

What are you thankful for? #ThankfulThursday

My previous posts in this series about The Holland Museum can be found below:

My Hideaway

“Lightplay” at The Holland Museum

Perspective at The Holland Museum


More Toys!

Wordless Wednesday – Ancient Medallion


Thankful Thursday – Michigan Parallels

Today I am thankful for the beauty of Michigan,

for the recent vacation that James and I were able to take (as a couple) along the western shoreline,

Road Trip Parallel

Road Trip Parallel

and yet I am also relieved to be home.

I am so thankful that Michigan is my home(s).

(The above lapse in grammar is actually a joke about the Great Lakes…)

H – Huron

O- Ontario

M- Michigan

E – Erie

S- Superior


Thankful Thursday – Winter Fruit



It may seem bleak.  You may feel pressured and hopeless.

You are not alone!

Your life matters!

He provides fruit in the winter to feed the birds.

He says,

“Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns;

yet your heavenly Father feeds them.

Aren’t you worth more than they?”

Matthew 6:26


Today, I am thankful that HE who feeds the birds of the sky






Be loved.


Thankful Thursday – Pinegrove Trail

I am thankful for a creative God.

His beautiful creation always causes me to pause, reflect, and come away refreshed.

Today, I am also thankful for my husband James, who surprised me with a much-needed nature hike the other day.

  What are you thankful for?


"Pinegrove Trail" taken at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, MI

“Pinegrove Trail” taken at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, MI

Thankful Thursday – “Peek of Gold”


"Peek of Gold"

Today, I am thankful that the glimmers of light are still brighter than the darkness which they pierce. It only takes one tiny flicker of light to brighten the darkest night. #ThankfulThursday
   Be LOVED. Be LOVE to others.
Beloved, be the light.

Thankful Thursday

#PureMichigan icicles (c)Gracie K Harold 2015

#PureMichigan icicles (c)Gracie K Harold 2015

I am thankful for the beauty of Michigan winters, a fun new Nikon(R) camera, and the ability to photograph from inside a warm house on a sub-zero day!

What are you thankful for?

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