a life of gratitude (1006-1034)

There are times in life when the outpouring of love seems overwhelming. We are at that point. The last few months have bought major change to our home. And the next year promises to bring even more.

Choosing not to dwell on the soon-to-be. Instead, choosing to put one foot in front of the other and reach for the goal.  Live in the now! Knowing that we are surrounded by the love of so many. Thankful for each one.

Continuing to count keeps it (whatever it is) in focus. His Blessings – so often given through someone unexpected. Counting the blessings that seem overwhelming….

1006. a group of girls learning Latin and having fun as they do it
1007. extra hours at work just when they are needed
1008. seeing our support envelops come in the mail
1009. meeting a mission-minded family that is in the same life stage as we are; being encouraged by their story
1010. a life group that is willing and ready to get involved in missions
1011. Middle Sis and Lil Sis’ getting parts in the Christmas play
1012. the drama teacher showing grace to Middle Sis and Lil Sis when she found out that they would miss one rehearsal while we are in Ecuador
1013. a visit from Memaw and Pop
1014. new living room furniture from three different people that looks great together
1015. Memaw and Pop’s abundant blessings
1016. biology lab silliness

1017. a good night of sleep
1018. a youth pastor that challenges the youth to share the gospel and shows them creative ways to do it.
1019. a Saturday morning walk along the lakefront
1020. hard eucharisteo – missing a friend who is far away yet knowing that we are both where God wants us at this time
1021. ordering the t-shirts to raise money for missions
1022. amazing new friends
1023. knowing that prayer support for our mission trip is coming from all over the world
1024. learning Spanish with the girls with (FREE) Rosetta Stone!
1025. challenges of public speaking and all the girls are going to learn this year about sharing Christ with the world
1026. fears being “destroyed”

1027. computers working again!
1028. seeing a cute movie (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) on a rainy day
1029. getting passports
1030. the MAN!! He is the best!
1031. a rained out car wash that was to raise money for our mission trip; a lazy Saturday at home
1032. hard eucharisteo – Big Sis growing up and being invited to a homecoming dance
1033. a good conservation with Big Sis about expectations
1034. attempting to get back into the blogging world

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Headed to South Africa; following God's lead!
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3 Responses to a life of gratitude (1006-1034)

  1. Wonderful to see how God is working things out for your family!

  2. Barbie says:

    Such a beautiful list of things to be thankful for. God is so good!

  3. Daune says:

    I keep up with you and it’s great to see your back!
    Even hard eucharisteo is good, isn’t it!
    Sometimes it’s so hard just to sit down and write, but then, ah, it feels so good to hit the ‘publish’ button!
    Sweet post.

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