Monday, February 21, 2011

1000 Gifts: Joy

I've been absent for a while...just haven't had the time to blog - my life has been full of other things to check off the list.  But this morning I crawled out of bed - in my groggy state determined to make time for 1000 gifts - because there are so many.   Praise to our God who gives us victory - regardless of our time constraints,  our feelings,  our position, our economic background, our Christian church affiliation, or anything else man made!  He is worthy to receive it all!

691.- 710.

*kids asleep on a Monday morning... a chance to celebrate His gifts

*warm winter days of 70 and above 

*time to steal away to a park with friends and enjoy fresh air, climbing, running, and freedom

*the excitement of a 7 year old at being able to cross the monkey bars for the first time

*the joy at watching him accomplish this challenge after trying over and over again

*the 4 month old who discovered his screeching  singing voice :)

*the sweetheart banquet at our church - with my sweetheart

*our first Vacation Bible School meeting of 2011 - reminding me that summer isn't so far away

*seed catalogs

*a book donated and received ~ to celebrate the journey of 1000 Gifts

*my imaginative 4 year old - using wooden spoons for swords, complete with a "shinging" sound as he defeats the bad guy pirates

*sticks and their many uses for a boy

*God's provision

*trying out new recipes

*socialization for homeschool moms :)

*open windows before the pollen flies 

*Grandma Hio celebrating another year of life!

*library books

*putting Scripture in the memory vault to be used later as the Holy Spirit calls it to mind

*For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.    Heb 4:12 NAS


amy said...

glad you posted. i was really tired of seeing that peek of spring! (said the blogger who rarely posts) =) glad you had some great moments, and many great gifts!

Craig said...

I came over from Ann’s today.

First – my favorite from your list was *putting Scripture in the memory vault to be used later as the Holy Spirit calls it to mind – because I’m memorizing Philippians – and it really does change the way I look at the letter – I know you know what I mean.

Second – It’s easy for me to write these lists – I’m not a mom – you have the most involved, and busy, and multifaceted job on the planet. That’s all the excuse you need for ANYTHING. :)

God be with you and yours today.