April Desktop Wallpaper Freebie

 

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Way back in 2013, I set a goal that I actually achieved!  I created a new desktop calendars every month to give away on the blog.  Recently I decided to resurrect that idea with printable calendars but I miss having a new wallpaper each month.  I’ve been working on this design for a little while so I thought this would be a fun way to share.  Enjoy!

Download the 1680×1050 version HERE

Download the 1600×1200 version HERE

Currently… April 2016

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Anticipating: the completion of the kitchen makeover.

Being: held by the Great One.

Compiling: things to do to clear the clutter from the house.

Drinking: Decaf coffee and lots of water.

Embracing: the mess that comes with home renovations.

Focusing: on the abundant blessings in my life.

Grateful: for it all… even the hard things.

Happy: to celebrate six months of marriage!

Ignoring: house chores (see “Embracing”)

Jumping: into drafting a new novel… research comes first!

Knitting: the blanket I started for my sister over a year ago.

Listening: to Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke.

Making: plans for a beach getaway in June.

Noticing: loads of flowers blooming.

Obsessing: over Steffany Gretzinger’s album The Undoing

Proud: to be able to work in my home office again.

Quitting: expectations.  Reality is so good already as it unfolds.  It’s not my job to see the future.

Reading: Nancy Drew books by the dozens. 

Sitting: on my newly painted turquoise (thank you Noah!) Adirondack chair.

Thinking: about the Parable of the Talents

Upgrading: my calligraphy pens, and letting go of the ones I’ve outgrown.

Visiting: family, friends and fishing holes.

Watching: Monster Fish, Brooklyn 99, and just wrapped up Fixer Upper and Chuck

X-ing: “Taxes” off my to do list.

Yearning: for a humble heart.

Zooming: through this year!  How is it April already?

 

Freebie: April Printable Calendar

 

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Nothing says, “April is here” in Florida like the daily afternoon shower (read: torrential downpour).  Luckily though, as the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers so I’m thankful for this rain.

I’m thankful for all the rain.  Especially the metaphorical kind.

This has been a season of downpour, full of abundant love and undeniable evidence of the awesome God that created it all.  Some storms have been on the scarier side, lightening and thunder leaving me shaking in my boots at times, but always pointing me to deeper trust in the One who deserves all my trust.

So I am thankful for this rain.

Here are a few links for your own rainy season:

Printable April Calendar HERE

Misty Edwards gets me every time HERE

Instant rainy day ambiance HERE