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Monday, November 8, 2010

One Thousand Gifts . . .


I imagine hearts floating out as boxes are opened.

Hearts floating, prayers answered.

Packed with love.  Thought into each gift, prayer over each box.

Contagious joy.

It's not hard to love a child never met.  Some commandments are easy to obey.






Here's a video of Shelby and Delia realizing they don't have toothbrushes for their boxes.  After so many years of packing, it's strange to forget toothbrushes.  There's a little bit of the blame game starting . . .




My gratitude list continues . . .

cameras

video cameras

open door churches

homeschooling friends

moms with a passion for their children

moms with goals and dreams that far surpass education

dads who pray and support

men such as Franklin Graham with a vision that prompts us all to action

dollar stores

supper with friends

Jesus' parables

warm comforters

locked doors

Sunday afternoon delight with the man I love

fishy faces

playing board games

prayers from friends

sunsets - Mommy, did God paint that?

My list, #'s 396-414.

Joy contagious.



holy experience



 

3 comments:

Greg and Donna said...

YES, God did paint our beautiful sunsets...sunrises too I've heard but I'm still asleep then! We had a great time on Friday night, packing shoeboxes is so much fun!

Penny said...

We packed shoeboxes today. Lindsey had went with the children and bought stuff yesterday. But...they remembered toothbrushes :)

Jennifer said...

I love the hearts floating graphic ... it makes me think of some of the videos I've seen of children receiving boxes ... very appropriate! I love packing boxes no matter when or where, but there is something special about doing it together. I hope we make this an annual event!

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