"What He ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best, and most divine for us." Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Cup Overflowing, 421-440

You are my God and I will thank You;
You are my God and I will exalt You.
Psalm 118.28

#421  that God created the world -- and everything in it -- out of sheer love

#422  a house set in order after a season of upheaval

#423  a husband sweeping the kitchen floor after dinner

#424  creativity

#425  successful surgeries

#426  face-timing in Bass Pro with my grandson -- and throwing kisses 

#427  for a young man in my prayers ... and a very small ray of hope

#428  that God accepts me unconditionally and that my value in His sight has been affirmed once and for all by the death of His Son

#429  for the gift of hope -- "Hope is the essence of the reign of God.  Hope allows us to trust that, in ways we may not understand, God is at work, and that one day, He will establish His kingdom." (Maxie Dunnam)  Don't you just love that?

#430  overhearing my name lifted in prayer

#431  childhood friends ... and still giggling -- every 3 months, I have the privilege of hosting these 6 ladies for lunch.  They have literally known each other all their lives ... attending every grade in school together ... from kindergarten through 12th grade.  What a blessing. What a hoot to hear them reminisce.
Jeanne Bledsoe, Betty Gray, Nelle Shelton, Billie Davis, Jane Chapman, Dot Blackstock

#432  after a night of restlessness, waking up to Matthew 6:31-33

Therefore do not worry, saying, "What will we eat?" or "What will we drink?" or "What will we wear?"  For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But strive first for the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

#433 tapping into a spiritual giant: John Wesley

#434  a lone blue heron standing statuesque by the side of the road

#435  4.2 lbs. -- less

#436  an impromptu lunch with my favorite daughter

#437  soul to soul with a friend [sigh]

#438  an afternoon rain shower and taking the time to listen

#439  the way birds "come out" after a rain -- numbers too numerous to count; every feeder taken

#440  two people growing in the same direction

Full and thankful....

1 comment:

Carol Mathias said...

Love this....Mother enjoys her monthly time with friends and is always so complimentary about your lovely meal and how generous and gracious you treat them. All of your ordinary moments are such gifts.