"Rejoice in the LORD always.
I will say it again:
As my cup overflows, I give thanks...
mid-morning walks... together
cool crisp air, warming sunshine, bright blue skies... time outdoors
wide open streets, leaf-littered sidewalks, fast moving wheels, little boy joy
flowers still blooming, bird houses waiting, gardens like this... for all to enjoy
a break from our studies and a sigh of relief
acorn hat whistles and a moment to teach
tiny striped socks and little girl shoes
light-hearted banter and nothing to lose
a race to the corner, a leisurely stroll
a great treasure found... a giant acorn-- whole!
"Mom, look at all the leaves!!"
and freedom. freedom. freedom.
finally, this awesome promise:
"As you come to him, the living Stone--
rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--
you also, like living stones,
are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood,
offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
For in Scripture it says:
'See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.' "
1 Peter 2: 4-6
and the list goes on...