Monday, June 28, 2010

My list: #35-46

big umbrellas
jamaican ladies
safe travels

being of one mind with my husband



cream cheese icing
natural food stores

swimming pools


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

I am so grateful for......#18-34

holy experience

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


filtered water

instant coffee (yes, this.)

What blessings do you count today?


Monday, June 14, 2010

The gifts.... #1-17

holy experience

smooth 8-year-old cheeks to kiss
hugs from little arms
new discoveries
feet and legs to carry me
wide brimmed hats and sunglasses
friends that travel far for us
hot coffee
sharing your heart
music teachers
good stories
clean water

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