Monday, August 8, 2011

counting the gifts 827-855

a meeting in the park
her vision
Him calling

a friend wanting me to meet her friend
the kindredness Christ brings

girls and boys splashing in water
mamas chatting
dogs smiling

Toby-doo, a Liechty for one year yesterday

my girl giving it her best
playing b-ball with the boys
playing catch at the park

my boy at the piano
trying something new, challenging
frustration, working it out

lessons on prayer!

a lesson from the garden

renewing our minds together
starting with attention

The Word in the evening
The Word in the morning
at my bedside

59 Degrees
a sweater in the morning
it's never boring

Fifteen years this week for my love and me

This promise:

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.   Is 40:31

holy experience


  1. This is so beautiful. Your writing style is lovely!

  2. beautiful counting, Dear One :)

    happy anniversary day after tomorrow! and happy doggie adoption anniversary yesterday :)

    renewing our minds together - what joy. what life giving joy!

    morning & evening, i'm so glad you found it at the sale & it is now at your bedside

    the promise. i first read it for you... and then i read it for me too :)
    "But they that wait upon the Lord - The word rendered 'wait upon' here (from קוה qâvâh), denotes properly to wait, in the sense of expecting. The phrase, 'to wait on Yahweh,' means to wait for his help; that is, to trust in him, to put our hope or confidence in him."
    (Barnes -
    Jeremiah 17
    7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,
    whose confidence is in him.
    8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
    It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
    It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.”

    and this is only the hoping & waiting - i haven't even addressed strength, soaring, running, and walking :]

    love you, Dear One. you are a treasure :)

  3. Thanks for accidentally stopping by today.
    So blessed by your visiting.
    Loved your list.
    The other,

  4. I can't even remember what 59 degrees feels like, lol!

    This was beautiful!
    Visiting from Ann's place.

  5. So happy to "meet" you via your comment on my blog. Love meeting people through our gratitude lists. It looks as though we're both from the same part of the country.

  6. and what a promise it is... so good to 'meet' you friend. beautiful list.

  7. Love your list, my sister! I am late catching the gratitude posts, but so thankful that our counting knows no end if we allow Him to be the focus! Love the simplicity of your list! Celebrating with you and Greg - 15 years!! Woohoo! Sweetness! I must confess the verse from Isaiah is one of my faves! So miss you! So love you!

  8. Kara, I left a really nice comment – but when I pressed enter it redirected me to a blogger site – and I think my comment got lost. Just in case you already have it and it's not showing – I'll just say happy anniversary – and I hearted your style – and I heart the verse at the end. Hearts all around. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours – and wish me luck as I try again to make this comment stick.