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

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Cup Overflowing, 561-580

I'm still counting.  Whereas the following only lists 561-580, I actually hit #700 today.  No doubt it's easier to write them down in my thanksgiving journal than to get them here on the blog.    

However, one of the things I'm learning through this discipline of recording my gifts is that a life of faith is a life of gratitude.  Henri Nouwen wrote, "A truly eucharistic life means always saying thanks to God, always praising God, and always being more surprised by the abundance of God's goodness and love.  How can such a life not also be a joyful life? It is the truly converted life in which God has become the center of all.  There gratitude is joy and joy is gratitude and everything becomes a surprising sign of God's presence."  Yes...

#561  Vicki and 2 hearts stitched 32 years ago

#562  seeing the zoo through the eyes of a 2 year old

#563  celebrating 2 years of living and loving

#564  that God delights in and loves color

#565  sipping afternoon coffee with a daughter-in-love

#566  sleepless nights and 91 psalms

#567  the 4th Sunday in Lent and finding the journey different from what I anticipated

#568  cereal and fresh strawberries

#569  extravagance versus simplicity

#570  the snow white belly of a squirrel

#571  late night phone conversations with my oldest son

#572  for God's great mercy in my life

#573  going to Starbucks for a little quiet reading and finding it full of military wives and their preschool children.  Bless them, Lord.

#574  cold, clear water rushing over a dam

#575  Keith Newberry  I just love it when God brings childhood friends back into my life!  Here's to LOTS of great memories, Keke!

#576  season's first slice of fresh homemade strawberry pie

#577  camellias from a neighbor's yard

#578  the last of this year's holly berries -- Christmas in March

#579  namesakes

#580  the rattling of a lid on the stove and the smell of fresh peas for dinner

Yes, "gratitude is joy and joy is gratitude and everything becomes a surprising sign of God's presence."

Just ordinary moments...

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