Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below,
Praise Him above, ye Heavenly Host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
--Thomas Ken (1674)
After a weekend away, I count my blessings once again.
Because from His outstretched hand each one flows,
and so to Him, the glory rightly returns.
a weekend in the woods
Mom's and Dad's home... their always-open door
their acceptance... their love... their hearts
family meals around the table... plates licked clean
chocolate cobbler and chocolate malts... yum. yum. yum.
laughter and tale-telling
the tickle monster
memories socked away... precious moments to cherish for a lifetime
lessons in nature... His perfect design (this is a seed pod-- I would have never known!)
teensy impatiens... self-seeded in mama's greenhouse... now potted up and ready for a new home... in my garden
her way, her nature, her soul-- *always* giving
words that speak LIFE
a race through the trees
water guns and hoses (they never disappoint!)
and a Saturday reminder-- many hands make light work
creative gardening-- Mom's late-night effort to keep 4 persistent pups out of her vegetable patch
the "I'm not sick anymore!" dance... a 24-hour bug-- GONE!
and even more wonderfully-- dad's clean bill of health
the Father's healing hand
His faithfulness displayed every single day
and His love written across the skies... everywhere we look
His image, as seen in daddy... his strong embrace that never lets go and never gives up
and reminds me of security in the Father and His everlasting arms
"There is none like the God of Jeshurun,
Who rides the heavens to your help,
And through the skies in His majesty.
The eternal God is a dwelling place,
And underneath are the everlasting arms..."
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