Monday, January 25, 2010

1000 Gifts: January blessings

I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,

Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.

Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,

If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

--Isaac Watts

After a long and difficult week,
I offer thanks to the One who made survival possible...
to the One who displays His wonders everywhere...
to the One who offers new mercies each and every morning.

Hubby's lunchtime phone call, just to say I love you

swim lesson success... grins & giggles.... confidence... rising... hoorah!

MY daddy's mid-week visit, Lolli's run to greet him, hugs & hugs & hugs, sacrificial love

their precious, priceless bond... deeper every day

cold winter nights... crisp clear air... lots of warm comfy layers... outdoor play

ice skating at the pavilion with very special friends

and the bright white lights that illuminate the dark night sky

time to chat with other moms

shared stories, shared laughter, common bonds... motherhood

hot chocolate!

these three little magpies... fed & bundled & ready for fun!

and the biggest one of the bunch, anxious to tackle the challenge in the rink!

excited anticipation

and then Big Man and daddy... together on the ice

hours together... hours to play... moments to cherish... memories

swim meet celebrations... swim meet success

my parents there, too... to cheer on the boys

the prayers of a friend... new prayers for a friend... and our LORD who hears... who answers...
who knows our needs, even before we ask.

His strength, His comfort, His help in time of trouble

His throne of grace


"Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God,
which surpasses all comprehension,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:6-7

The Gratitude Community...

holy experience

and the list continues...


gretchen said...

I'm all about 0321! Love you friend. Have a great Monday and beyond.

Jenny said...

beautiful pictures!

Grace 40 said...

Beautiful pictures and list! Thank you!

Linda said...

It is a joy to get a peek inside your grateful heart. I can feel all the peace and blessing as you consider the Lord's special touches in your life.
Love visiting Heather.

Kit said...

Heather, I always enjoy your lists and your photos.
Just realized our families are similar; we also have three boys and then a little girl, almost same ages.
Blessing on you, Mama!

Karen said...

"the prayers of a friend... new prayers for a friend... and our LORD who hears... who answers...
who knows our needs, even before we ask."

Loved this blessing! Beautiful pictures!

Anonymous said...

As always love the pictures and your thoughts. We have truly been blessed!Love to all, Mom.