"But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors Me.
If you keep to my path,
I will reveal to you the salvation of God."
And so I add another page to my journal and offer thanks to the Giver of it all~
a return trip to the farm... Farmer Bill's generosity and Mrs. Cynthia's warm welcome
a chance to meet Shrek and a few of his friends
and a graduation (with honors!) from Goat Milking 101
sunset on the horizon
the chance to get up close and personal
and our renewed appreciation for life on the farm
a quiet lazy week without a single committment for days
a drop-in visit and pizza with our cousins
leisure time in the garden
and a pool date with friends
Big Man's success-- his deep-end "survival" test... passed!
so now dive after dive, flop after flop... in water 11 feet deep.... his new favorite domain
0725shopping for school supplies on a tax-free weekend
new binders and crayons, pencils and glue
plus 10,000 sheets of printer paper-- I don't think I'll ever run out!
5-year old enthusiasm: "I can't wait for school to start!"
and the tags cut off... the new backpack stuffed full and ready to go, even though co-op doesn't start for 5 more weeks
the anticipation of our vacation yet to come and dreams of days on the beach
a moment to rest and reflect, renew and refocus, and mentally prepare for what's to come
God's all-sufficient grace
and His strength... made perfect in my weakness
"But He said to me,
'My grace is sufficient for you,
for My power is made perfect in weakness.'
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
so that Christ's power may rest on me.
That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses,
in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.
For when I am weak, then I am strong."
2 Corinthians 12:9-11
and the list goes on...