Monday, April 25, 2011

The Blessings # 696-717

Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Psalm 96:1

The Lenten season has given way to Resurrection victory!  May we walk in the freedom He bought for us, may we walk in newness of life, as He walked... 
as He walks still.

Oh, Happy Day!

a baby girl turned nine 
every day a treasure

having words of life, because
He teaches me, and sometimes
He speaks for me

bouncing, happy girls and boys

sunshine and warmth
open windows

their music

buds on trees

figuring it out

the quiet remembrance  of Friday

the rejoicing Hallelujahs  of Sunday!!!

old furniture that works

that home is where we are

that clean living is creative living, and
sometimes that's messy

empty cross
empty grave
Jesus is alive!

trading sorrow, shame, sickness and pain for 
the JOY of the LORD!

holy experience

Monday, April 18, 2011

Counting #679-695

Sunshine in Oregon!

thrift store finds

a little girl that is growing into a real lady

finding a solution to our Lenten Lights candle dilemma for under $10

kids singing praise on Palm Sunday
how a child's enthusiasm purifies the more aged senses in worship

the joyful service of my friends towards one that is great with child
a tea in her honor
the smiles all around

watching the amazing story of a sold-out-surfer-girl on the big screen
how later our littlest reflected on the various fruits of the spirit she found reflected in the story

how my cold didn't turn very nasty until this morning, after a weekend of joyful obligations

my dear friend's gratitude list... she gets it! and it made me cry

tears of joy

that I can do all things through Him who strengthens me
how I don't need to analyze that
it just is what it is