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.

0302
Hubby's lunchtime phone call, just to say I love you

0303
swim lesson success... grins & giggles.... confidence... rising... hoorah!

0304
MY daddy's mid-week visit, Lolli's run to greet him, hugs & hugs & hugs, sacrificial love

0305
their precious, priceless bond... deeper every day



0306
cold winter nights... crisp clear air... lots of warm comfy layers... outdoor play

0307
ice skating at the pavilion with very special friends


0308
and the bright white lights that illuminate the dark night sky


0309
time to chat with other moms

0310
shared stories, shared laughter, common bonds... motherhood

0311
hot chocolate!

0312
these three little magpies... fed & bundled & ready for fun!


0313
and the biggest one of the bunch, anxious to tackle the challenge in the rink!


0314
excited anticipation


0315
and then Big Man and daddy... together on the ice

0316
hours together... hours to play... moments to cherish... memories

0317
swim meet celebrations... swim meet success

0318
my parents there, too... to cheer on the boys

0319
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.

0319
His strength, His comfort, His help in time of trouble

0320
His throne of grace

0321
peace

"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...

7 comments:

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.