Monday, February 14, 2011

Multitude Monday the gifts of 537-566

"I will bless them and the places surrounding My hill.  I will send showers in season; 
there will be showers of blessing."
Ezekiel 34:26

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"

Amen sister.

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
touching arms
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

holy experience


  1. Sister, on the day that celebrates love, your list overflows with it and I'm so thankful! You are such an amazingly beautiful friend and your family reflects that too! Keep loving, counting and savoring the moments! He is up to transformational experiences! Love you!

  2. What a wonderful post. You have a beautiful family! Love all the photos. Grandparents are the best. Your family looks so fun... love it!

  3. It is so sweet to see pictures of your loves...

    the first three so fit my in-laws...looking forward to their visit next month

    love what you said about T

    and about your hubby...

    isn't love GRAND:)

    oh, and love the quotes...

    sending you love:)

  4. oh your blessings bless me all the more! thank you, thank you, thank you :) and my tears of joy - i think they are a combination of loving you, the bliss of Great Eight togetherness (and david/jonathan togetherness :) and the wonderful longing for the next time.

    and yes, you are too kind. your kindness reminds me of His:
    or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness... (Romans 2)
    i do not think lightly of His, nor do i think lightly of yours.
    i'm still learning all's grace and joy - thank you for the teaching :)

    i love you,

  5. So fun to drop by and read and having met in flesh the writer. Thanks for joining us at bible study and sharing your joy!

  6. I’m here today from Ann’s. I know it’s Thursday and the linky is on Monday – but getting through them all to get to yours took some time :)

    First – "God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame" – an amen to your amen :)

    And my fave from your list? peaceable and fun nerf-gun fighting (because war is going to erupt – let it be with nerfs – good move mom :)

    God Bless and Keep You and yours