Monday, April 5, 2010

1000 Gifts: A new season

"O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimiately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me..."

Psalm 139: 1-6

Overwhelmed by His grace,
astounded by His glory,
amazed by His splendor,
I give thanks once again for including me in it all.


God's creative hand... His artistry... His pallet of colors... the beauty of His creation

this timely promise:
"And the One sitting on the throne said,
'Look, I am making everything new!'
And then He said to me,
'Write this down,
for what I tell you is trustworthy and true."

Revelation 21:5

warmer temperatures and time to play outside

piggy back rides

and big brothers who care, play, laugh, and love

helping hands in the kitchen-- "This is so fun, Mom!!"

book club fun and the camaraderie of (co-op) classmates

tire swings and the generosity of neighbors

the three musketeers

freshly baked bread


bear hugs

green grass and this overgrown monkey

burdens lifted, fears relieved, excellent doctors, and God's healing hand

my daddy... home


the leading of the Spirit, His gentle answer amidst the storm, His peace-- so graciously offered, and the folks who prayed me through

an unexpected visit from favorite friends and a lovely afternoon visit

Grandmom & Pops

an Easter celebration, a weekend in the woods, egg hunts and treasures... together

yet even moreso...
the cross of Calvary and the death of our Lord-- His matchless gift... His never-ending love

"He is not here; He is risen, just as He said" (Matthew 28:6). Hallelujah!

holy experience

and the list goes on...


Anonymous said...

Glad you are back!! I missed your updates. Lily sure is growing. Moggie

gretchen said...

Hooray! I've missed reading your blog - checked it everyday!!! I miss you tons... and have been dreaming of coming to see you - ALONE for some much needed girl time. :) Have a wonderful day. Love you!

gretchen said...

oh and the photos are amazing!

Carrie said...

I've missed you, Friend!!!

So glad to wake up to your post this morning! I always love your 1000 Gifts posts!

I am also loving your new header picture! What a beauty! This one is a canvas-print worthy!! LOVE it!

contented sparrow said...

beautiful and words of thanksgiving. rejoicing right alongside you, megan

Trisha said...

Such beautiful photos and so many blessings.

JoAnn said...

Your pictures are awesome! I love that big dog!

Karen said...

Love the piggy back ride photos. And then the dog....hee hee..made me smile!

Kit said...

Glad your daddy is home.
Your pics are beautiful. My favorite is the one of the flowering branch. Gorgeous!

~ Being Woven said...

Praising Go with you for all of His blessings. I have never seen a dogwood of that color and what a glorious color it is! We do not have dogwoods in South Texas and I miss them. I lived in Northern VA twice ... back when Daddy was stationed in DC in the late 50s and again in the 80s, teaching for DCPS. It is beautiful in this Spring season.
May your day be blessed, ~ linda

Traci said...

I adore the piggy-back pics! Love your list. Thanks for sharing the things you are grateful for!


Jennifer said...

Thankful you're back! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.

Can you believe this week of weather?! Just dreamy! : )

Linda said...

Oh - I'm so glad to see your gratitude post. You always bless me in a special way.
I am thankful with you that the Father has done so much on your behalf. He is so wonderfully, faithfully good.
Hoping you are doing well.

Jenny said...

Your pictures magnify the gratitude in your list. Thank you for sharing what you see.

deb said...

oh .. this is fabulous in every way , Heather.
I'm glad the weekend was full of so much to give thanks for. It's astounding sometimes, isn't it.