"I will bless them and the places surrounding My hill. I will send showers in season;
there will be showers of blessing."
This from Chris Tiegreen:
"Deep down inside, we're just sure that God would have us jump through certain hoops to obtain His blessings or overcome every hint of fallenness before we're worthy. But those impressions are not from God; in fact, they're kind of arrogant. They assume that the key variable in obtaining God's favor is us. It isn't. The key variable in receiving the goodness of God is the goodness of God."
And this, from Elizabeth Barret Browning:
"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame"
Here are a few of His gifts to me.....
grandparents that like being grandparents
the love my children have for them
to see "young at heart" personified in a really cool way
having my T take care of me and my kiddos for a week
how I got a working (her working) knowledge of hospitality under her roof
how she's my hero and I wanna be like her, and
how He says, "yes, that's a good mark"
our girls in dress-up
how the big one carried the little one
the picture of servanthood I see in that
the boys with their legos
how they don't get bored
the girls and that bunny....
peaceable and fun nerf-gun fighting
a very special date-night...
how I love him, and
I don't get tired of him, and
almost 15 years in
he says things like, "because I'm in love with you"
the fun I had screaming for boy love and girl love at their b-ball games
the closeness I got to have with them for just a little while
the feel of their hair in my fingers
the flight crew that delights in children
the house that sits on this hill, and
His shower of blessings