"Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts..."
So this morning I do just that...
with a heart full of awe and wonder, I give thanks.
God-given talents, abilities, and strengths... and the opportunity to use them to the fullest
an arena to compete, an opportunity to embrace victory like a champion,
and the lessons learned in the moments of disappointment, too
dedicated coaches who train and encourage and instruct and support...
who challenge my boys and then equip them to excel
a natatorium close to home so that travel is quick and easy
designated space to set up camp... so that we can sit and rest and read and play and just enjoy together
the comaraderie of teammates
the friendships, both in & out of the water, and healthy competition
the willingness-- the choice-- to dream big!
the willingness-- the choice-- to fear no more
0150an outpouring of God's blessings as seen in 14 races, 14 first place wins, 14 personal bests, and one team record...
and the heart and determination of my very favorite 8-year old
his gracious spirit and his humble heart
and his smile... that face-filling smile we saw this past weekend when he finally met his long-awaited, much-anticipated,
then a moment to give thanks to the One who made it all possible
my eldest's dedication and determination... his relentless pursuit of excellence...
his humility in success... and his willingness to offer everything's he got
his tender heart, his loyal heart, his courageous heart, his Christ-filled heart
and his desire to glorify God with a bold proclamation of his faith
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Oh, the never-stopping, ever-flowing, always perfect gifts from our Abba Father...
every. single. day.
May I always remember to give thanks~
and the list continues...