31 March 2012

Beautiful Things (The A-Z Blogging Challenge)

Last year I posted some music by Gungor from their album titled Beautiful Things. Listen to the title track here, or go to their site: Gungor.

I was blessed with that very CD at Christmas. During that time, I was pondering the A-Z Challenge and what I could possibly post about every day. The music, the idea behind it all, and the overall theme for my blog helped me come up with this: an A-Z list of beautiful things. I'll be reflecting on what I see as worth thinking about and what is worth our attention.

Through Solzhenitsyn I was given this quote from Dostoyevsky, "Beauty will save the world." I believe it. What is beautiful points us toward God, toward wholeness.

And so April will be dedicated to this challenge; the challenge to post every day, and the challenge to see beauty in what is all around us. It's there, let's look together!

The pictures you see on each post will look like the one on the right:

My sons helped me find most* of their refrigerator magnets, which was no simple task, believe me. Then we snapped pictures of them for this challenge.

Including my two ruffians was fun. So fun, in fact, that I decided to bring their talents to this post (I don't see them going to South Beach anytime soon...). Here's a song for you:

And so it all begins, a crazy month full of posts for each day. But don't stop here, check out all the other participants! Here's the link to the home page. And thanks to all the hosts (check the list here), especially Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out.

*The C and the E are nowhere to be found...


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It wouldn't let me watch the video - said it was private. But that's a great idea to include your sons.

Man O' Clay said...

Shoot. Okay, I changed the settings.

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Hello there. You are the person directly below me so I must remember to visit you every day.

While I'm here I'll follow you. Will make it easier.

I'm number 93, BTW, and hope you can visit and read about my childhood bloggers!


David Wagner said...

Greetings! Picked your blog at random from the MASSIVE blog list at the A-to-Z site... look forward to seeing the beautiful things here this month.

Dave the Goof

Ron Easton for Dads UnLimited said...

I can tell I'm going to love your blog. It really resonates with me, I too am a teacher, though not currently employed doing that. I follow Christ, and blog mostly about daddy issues. Thanks for joining A to Z so I could find this site!

Ron Easton for Dads UnLimited said...

I just read that Dostoevsky book where that quote comes from, The Idiot. My six year old thought that was pretty funny that dad was reading a book called "The Idiot"

Man O' Clay said...

Even though The Idiot isn't one of Dostoyevsky's most well known, I thought it was a wonderful picture of the love Christ has for us.

Thanks for visiting Ron!

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