a life of gratitude (219-244)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

We wait patiently for the day. Anticipating His birth in a manger. Knowing that His birth will lead to His death – our salvation! Counting all the many, many blessings that He has given….

219. the first choir performance of the year

220. Little Sis getting to sing with the “big” choir

221. A church hosting our children for their choir performance

222. Hymns in Chinese and English

223. Exposure to “multicultural” worship – a glimpse of heaven

224. Middle Sis excited about people commenting on her blog – Made 4 His Glory

225. A good night sleep to prepare for a 12-hour shift

226.  Anticipation of a busy, crazy week.

227. The Man making pancakes for breakfast – and cleaning up

228.Voices of several choirs uplifted to give Him glory

229. A dramatic chapel service that punctured my soul and caused my heart to overflow

230. Sweet friends who send me gluesticks when I beg on Facebook 🙂

231. Nature study on a cold, windy day

232. Numb fingers and toes after the nature walk.

233. Another great choir performance

234. New international friends

235. Sharing the joy of Christmas with those who might have never heard the Christmas story.

236. Silly math games that encourage her to work hard to understand

237. Great mission teams from out-of-town who show the love of Jesus to our international friends

238. Christmas dinner with great friends

239. The opportunity for the girls to share their music at a nursing home

240. A broken down ministry bus that caused me to drive one of the vans to help bring seafarers to the center and the opportunity to explain “why” to a new friend from Trinidad

241. A beautiful new sanctuary to worship in.

242. Generations of believers gathered in the church to dedicate the new sanctuary to His glory.

243. Silly life group friends who share their troubles and their silliness with each other.

244. Silly gag gifts that have all five of us laughing all the way home.

About byhisdesign5

Headed to South Africa; following God's lead!
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One Response to a life of gratitude (219-244)

  1. Shea Cocklereece says:

    I enjoyed looking at your blog! It has inspired me! We started homeschooling this year and it has been the “hardest” blessing I have every received! 🙂 We are also going to a co-op. Mike, John and I are going on our first international mission trip with global baseball this weekend! Please keep us in your prayers! Love and miss you guys!

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