#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
#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....