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Monday, March 7, 2011

One Thousand Gifts . . .

Is it essential - or can I do without? 

Will it make my heart beat faster with anticipation - or dread? 

Will the tears be gladness - or grief? 

Will it make me smile - or doubt? 

Does it feel like a gift . . .

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17

or a weight? 

But what does it matter when all belongs to Him.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28

My Father God is more than theology or doctrines.  He is reality - a very real presence.  And I am responsible to Him in this very place that I am.  In this very moment with life exactly as it is.  But with my heart open and my ears ready to listen for the purpose that is and will be mine.

My list continues . . .

him wearing a swim vest as bullet proof

free refills

finding the chickens hiding laying place

subway with Mom

offering of the best caramel cake - thank you, Tammy

notes on napkins

Dr. Suess library party

the joy of taking Izzy shopping - thank you, Mama

warm pajama pants all day

Bible drill drilling

customer service calls

understanding nurses

buds on peach trees

the color of cuties

mail from Lesvia and Cristian

crushed ice

the way he comes up from behind and gathers my hair in his hands

and . . .

picking up one more child's Valentine off the floor - again.  Remembering Valentine's are given in love . . . so I bend and pick up - again.

My list, #'s 538-555.

4 comments:

Beth said...

Jumped over from Ann's and I love the warm pajammas pants all day. Looking forward to the next time I can just stay in the PJ pants and read all day.

Craig said...

I’m here from Ann’s – and it’s Thursday – but you know how many there were to get through – and I love reading them. It just took me this long to get to yours.

And I hearted this!! ”My Father God is more than theology or doctrines. He is reality - a very real presence. And I am responsible to Him in this very place that I am.” I’m learning the same thing.

My fave from the list by the way - picking up one more child's Valentine off the floor - again. Remembering Valentine's are given in love . . . so I bend and pick up - again.(because I heart love, love is THE thing) {smile}

Your list was contagious, and I’m more thankful for having read it.

God Bless and Keep you and yours

Craig said...

By the way - the more I read you - the more I know why reading you is so good. God Bless.

Rie said...

Craig, I've had some kind comments, but that last one of yours may be the best yet. Thank you, today was a good day to hear it. I needed it.

May God Bless You, too.

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


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