Monday, February 21, 2011

Multitude Monday

God always gives you all the grace you need. So you will only have to suffer for a little while. Then God himself will build you up again. He will make you strong and steady. And he has chosen you to share in his eternal glory because you belong to Christ. Give him the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:10-11

forever grateful, forever counting His gifts #841-880

how He loves me, His Grace
and how even still, somehow, there always seems to be more

i did not know that i had missed it, but there's just something about having two people in love with Jesus, completely focused on Him - (who you love and know and they also love and know you) - standing by your side singing to Him; Sunday worship with my I do on one side and K love on the other
being remembered in an unexpected way of Truth learned long ago: we need authentic community - where we first and foremost love Him and we also love one another

how He has blessed me richly with those who love me, truly

the way Valentine's day gives permission to express love in a fun and carefree way

belated birthday celebration at Sweet!
arriving to a line out the door (it was Valentine's!) and
all smiles all around embracing the fun and happy
that not one of the seven needed to choose joy as we were each joy-full

this adorable valentine for us, her hand-made bird

girl love's valentine gift from her bff

making valentine's

how my cheeks blush humble red in the reading of her exhortation
and that when the deceiver comes i choose to take every thought to Jesus...

and how we often talk together of Sacred echoes and then there is yet another
“And a state of mind is — taking captive every wandering thought. Why not make all these worries obedient to Christ, the very Person of Peace?”

eight-year-old boy love asking me to assist in his latest aeronautical creation

going with friends to watch their youngest daughter play competitive college golf

boy love singing whole heartedly at his third piano lesson
hearing instructor say, "that was fantastic! but will you play it again, this time naming the notes?"

that He is changing me, the continual transformation...
presently, He's changing me through the reading and the choosing and the living of
the dare of one thousand gifts

that He is changing those i love, the continual transformation...
He's changing them through the... dare of one thousand gifts

that He is changing those i do not know, the continual transformation...
He's changing them through... the dare of one thousand gifts

that He invites you (Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name, Psalm 100:4)
that she's invited you
that they've invited you

that i wonder, is it possible to seek Him in the reading of
the dare of one thousand gifts and not choose to live the Eucharisteo?
is it possible to not be a life changed in this Grace, this Thanksgiving, this Joy?
and that i do not believe it is

that running is a positive outlet for the physical 'stuff'wanting to explode
that girl love asks to run with us, as she desires to be a part of the healing process
witnessing the changing
cool, calm readiness to try again

the fantastic four together on a weekday at a sporting event
feeling the roar of the engines in your bones
ear plugs
(i know it's bad for the environment) seeing a lone white balloon against the blue, blue sky float up, up, and away
cheering loudly
fresh air

BIG shadows of small lizards

my camera, with its missing pieces
missing my camera b/c i left it behind
knowing i will get it back - later
greater appreciation for my camera with its missing pieces

nine-year-old girl love saying:
8:18; 8 x 1 = 8

that nine-year-old girl love will be ten-year-old girl love by the next Multitude Monday

~ The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. (Philippians 4)


  1. I’m here from Ann’s today.

    And amen – the grace is there – all we need to beat back anything – the God who never goes away.

    And of your list this is my favorite – nine-year-old girl love saying:
    8:18; 8 x 1 = 8 – minds like this will power the next generation – you should be proud – and happy birthday to her in advance – and to you too :)

    Reading this list of yours today? A blessing. Thank you.

    God Bless and keep you and yours

  2. Dear -t-,
    thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog, today! I'm so happy for every comment there :-)
    I ordered Ann's book. Now I'm waiting for it and can't wait to read it!
    Kisses! And have a blessed week!

  3. My dear sister! I can not believe that boy love and girl love are a year older already! So glad we're starting to savor the moments a bit more and record memories, surprises, healing, victories and sweetness! Love your list today - love, joy and peace overflowing - as it should be! Love you!

  4. How I am blessed by you and your thankfulness! The camera thing.... reminds me of something I just read in Ann's book.... the moon and the camera.... you'll know when you get there (maybe you already did).

    I love you sweet sister. Missing you over the miles,

  5. oh, i know this, the joy of standing side by side another singing his praises... and i love the big shadows of little lizards :) love to you. xo