Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song (Psalm 95)
i am ever thankful for the gifts 516-538
Ann and Emily live
that they know of Ann and Emily as
alongside their mommy they have
read their stories, bits of their lives
that others so very dear to me participate in the gratitude community
the thanks they give
a glimpse into their lives,
which i celebrate
learning more from her about the 12 ways of communicating and
"eagerly wanting to develop the other end of that list, because.....
the Holy Spirit does his work" (quote from her :)
the first rainfall in almost six weeks
cards from canines (and their humans :)
girl love and boy love reading books side-by-side
books of bygone days held in their hands
the turning of their pages
read when she was about her age
wild at heart little boy now wild at heart man passing love of adventure (yes, also in typeset words) to his wild at heart son
these words passing through boy love lips:
thank you, God for Daddy
thank you, God for Mommy
thank you, God for A
thank you, God for me...
realizing that i don't often thank God for "me"
recognizing that i should, in honor of my Maker
in Whose image i am made, fearfully and wonderfully made
my hunger, my thirst
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled (Matthew 5)
pastor's words that bring a new perspective:
that temptation can be viewed as a gift, an opportunity to choose Him
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it (I Corinthians 10)
and this reminder:
The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you (II Chronicles 15:2).
knowing that seeking Him is the focus, not the "but"
and i dance
and i sway
that sings of peace
and i flow
music made by His hands,
as the wind blows and the river flows
and i kneel
the way that i am loved (again and again and again)