Monday, September 27, 2010

Multitude of Gratitude

       Praise the LORD, O my soul;
           all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
       Praise the LORD, O my soul,
           and forget not all his benefits-
       who forgives all your sins
           and heals all your diseases,
       who redeems your life from the pit
           and crowns you with love and compassion,
       who satisfies your desires with good things
           so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
                                                ~ Psalm 103:1-5

Giving thanks for the gifts, 407-430

prayers for a little boy (Nicholas) diagnosed yesterday with acute lymphotic leukemia (your prayer would be a gift too)

our pastors retelling of the lads five loaves and two fishes

the challenge to sacrifice, faith, and service
because of Him, in Him, for Him

the way He weaves pastors words with Ann's
"Our work in the world:
to give thanks,
to be broken and given,
to sing the hard hallelujah"

our boy singing ardently in the shower
how his room smells of his coffee bean collection

messages from our girl written in steam on the shower door
the necklace she gifted me for Christmas a few years ago
how it holds memories and hope
Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life, Philippians 2:14-16

one of the last swims of the year
their laughter

phone calls from hubby simply because he wants to share something with me

this comment:
our Holy Spirit! He is amazing.
i love how He weaves us all together.
when we're still, when we seek -we find our Father.
and we see the common thread running through our lives :)
Praise Him!!

our boy humming Amazing Grace

the little heart our girl draws after she signs her name

phone dates
play dates

this line I read @ Ann's
Peace is a Person and He lives in this place... teaching us the ways of Grace

his bottle cap collection

'Cheesy' whom he purchased @ Ikea for $1.29
the shirt his sister made for his furry friend

the bare feet of our home

the call to hospitality, Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality (Romans 12).
a clearer understanding of hospitality

holy experience


  1. Loved reading your list this morning! It is coming from a contented soul.... what a beautiful and inspiring thing this is.

    Thank you my sweet T for reflecting Jesus to me the way you do. Thank you Jesus for blessing me with this sweet sister!

    Love you,

  2. the challenge to sacrifice, faith, and service
    because of Him, in Him, for Him...

    LOVE this! Thanks for the reminder!

    Thanks also, for your kind words on my blog tonight!

    Prayed for Nicholas!


  3. Isn't it wonderful when our children hum for joy! Especially praise songs. And the little heart signature-I still do that on my notes for DH after 33 years. I pray your little ones will never lose these sweetness's. And what a grace to find your lovely comment this morning! Praise our wonderful Lord for crossing our paths today-from the top of the world to 'down under'! Abundant blessings to you my Beauty-hunting sister in Christ :-) Trish (another t)

  4. Hi, I'm visiting from Holy Experience.
    And forget not all his benefits
    What a timely reminder.

  5. Hi t,
    Love your list, so heartfelt and deep. Was especially reminded about the call to hospitality. Somehow that gets lost in the multitude of tasks. I do want it at the top of my multitude of gifts and blessings to others.

    Thank you for stopping by. It took a while to hop over to your place as I was out of town.

    May you continue to find God's blessings in every moment of the day. Praying for the little boy with leukemia.