being of one mind with my husband
cream cheese icing
natural food stores
And now I am off to spend some of my precious time that the Lord has granted me.... with some special friends.
Monday, June 21, 2010
the ability to make my own schedule
warm cornbread muffins
good food that I don't have to travel far to get
hearing praises sung heartily in Korean-English
meeting and loving a sister-in-Christ that lives in another world, a world away
being changed because of knowing her
a well stocked pantry
children that want to create
waking up to a warm bundle of 8 year old girl tucked into me
my children's daddy loves them oh, so much
my daddy loves me oh, so much
my daddy's continued health
a mama who sticks with us all
instant coffee (yes, this.)
What blessings do you count today?
Monday, June 14, 2010
smooth 8-year-old cheeks to kiss
hugs from little arms
feet and legs to carry me
wide brimmed hats and sunglasses
friends that travel far for us
sharing your heart
What's on your list?
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
So I'm not really very good at keeping up at this blogging business. But as of late, I have found new reason to resurrect the writing. Through God's kindness, I happened across a blog called "A Holy Experience" authored by Ann Voskamp. The words I have read there have ministered deeply to my soul and inspired me in many ways. I may never get to meet this dear lady face to face on this side of heaven, but I will continue to glean from her wisdom and exuberance for life as she continues to share it.
One of the most simple yet remarkable things she is passing on to me and to so many others is the idea of counting 1000 blessings or gifts from the Heavenly Father. Giving an account of our praises. Writing it down. The idea of counting our blessings is nothing new. How many of us do it? I mean really count them. List them out, weekly, daily, hourly..... how might it change the way we see our lives, the way we view God, the way we live?
I don't know the answer, but I'm going to try to figure it out. I'm going to start counting. I will count daily, writing them down on paper, transferring them into cyberspace on Mondays. Monday is known as Multitude Monday among the Gratitude Community.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with Whom there is no variation or shifting shadow" James 1:17