Monday, June 27, 2011

Multitude Monday

Psalm 107
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story—
8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
9 for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.

i am forever grateful, forever counting... eucharisteo from the 1100's

Joi Williams basketball camp for girl-love and boy-love
their tales of fun, discipline, learning, and laughing

being home to enjoy conversation with my I do

clean sheets and
laundry dried out on the line

last Saturday, our day at the beach with the Dutch princess
the beach bag she gifted
sun, sand, and surf
sand fleas and mussels captured and placed in a beach pail for observation
a stop at mcdonalds on the way home
the Dutch princess saying, "let's sing!"
singing every song we could think of
all five voices singing Amazing Grace

my reading A Lineage of Grace

eight-year-old boy-love sweaty kisses
ten-year-old girl-love sitting on my knees talking with me at basketball

looking back to realize service was sometimes where i least expected it
opportunities to serve, outside of the box
opportunities to serve within the box

I will praise you, LORD, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
4 For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.
                                            -Psalm 108

24 The LORD bless you
and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.  (Numbers 6)


  1. Love the Scripture passages you quote! Psalm 107 and the priestly blessing from Numbers are favorites. I'm thankful I stopped by from Ann's today. May the Lord pour blessing back into your life today.

  2. Oh girl,

    First of all, I LOVE the song playing on the player.... Free To Be Me! At first glance, that song title smacks of egocentricism.... but it's not.... it's about letting it go in a I'm-free-to-be-me-so-less-of-me-more-of-You-Lord way. love it.
    Love my visual of you and the Dutch Princess singing. Love that service is not always what you think it is. Love how you served her, our Dutch Princess and sister, by being her family for a week... how very New Testament of you! :)
    Smiling at the laundry on the line, and the girl on your knees and my mind's eye sees the boy and his hugs and kisses being doled out without reservation.
    love it all.

    Love you,

  3. Love the scripture you shared! Love the list! Love you! Enjoy seeing how service opps are in unexpected places! Love seeing you enjoy the beach with your loves and the Princess! Funny, I was just thinking about clean sheets this morning! Can't wait to hear more about basketball camp and your moments with girl and boy loves!
    Love seeing Him love you!

  4. there is such praise in your words... and oh, how those sweaty kisses and girls-on-knees make the days go bright :) xo