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Monday, June 14, 2010

One Thousand Gifts . . .

Saturday night and I crawl into bed and not an inch is free from pain.  The soreness of the week's preparing, the soaking of the heat advisory sun shining on back to back four ballgames to a tournament placing of second.  The putting up of vegetables all in between and the sleepless nights of wondering how to get it all done and planning and seeking strength and prepare their hearts and hold me up and remind me, Lord.

My list continues . . .

three pillows







momentary clouds

promise of more

proud smiles

girls first, winning second



her joy

Christmas lights

fabric remnants

fishing line


helping hands

encouraging words


strawberry cake

a delivered drink


corn from a friend

stolen moments

stolen kisses

all of these with a bow on top in the form of a partner and friend.  Her struggling with me soaking in the joy and accomplishment of hard work.  Balance and acceptance and love and forgiveness and patience and watermelon.  I'm left and she's right.

Two Hundred and Twenty-Five children.

One hundred and five workers and friends.

The promise of more.

The promise of salvation.

My list, # 69-100.

holy experience

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I think the church decorations for VBS are amazing! You and Sandra have done such a great job, thank you both so much.... and tell Gregg thank too :) I appreciate you and Gregg and all tha you both do for the church. I know VBS will be a huge sucess this year! May God Bless you both.
Love Ya,

Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.

Have a dressed up day!

. . . put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12