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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Cup Overflowing, 661-680

Question: do you pray with your eyes closed in concentration or with them wide open in wonderment?  While they seem to run counter to one another, one narrowing the field and the other expanding it, both are essential in this thing we call prayer.

Won't you open your eyes with me?

#661  a new great-nephew and a family name extended -- Hank Cannon

#662  bloom in the desert

#663  men and women who dedicate their lives to the development and advancement of medicine

#664  that God has delivered me from the dominion of sin and death and brought me into the kingdom of His Son -- EVEN when my actions don't line up with it

#665  a downy woodpecker on the pine outside my window

#666  strawberry fields

#667  a praying mayor

#668  baby birds in the wreath at the front door

#669  a husband's joy

#670  that God is present in our ordinary human experiences

#671  the first cardinal of the morning -- bright red

#672  the momentary breakthrough of a sun ray after days and days of rain and cloud cover

#673  an older gentleman bowing his head and saying grace at Burger King ... alone

#674  lone cornstalk flower's morning worship

#675  home remedies passed down through the generations -- like buttered and toasted soda crackers

#676  a sweet daughter-in-love's overnight stay = JOY

#677  an unexpected spring return

#678  one squawky protective mother bird

#679  lingering rain drops

#680  "Nannypoo" -- a daughter's love language that makes this mother smile


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