Saturday, August 7, 2010

1000 Gifts: Summer fun

"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."

Psalm 50:23

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

with family

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

shopping 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

holy experience

and the list goes on...


Carrie said...

Another great list, Heather, with more great pictures!

Ahhh, summer is slipping away ... yet we have much for which to be thankful! Thanks for the reminders! ;)

Linda said...

Wonderful Heather. I had one of those leisurely weeks last week - just wonderful.
I can remember how I loved getting all my new school supplies. I still love going into places like Office Depot. What could be better than brand new notebooks and pens?
Have a blessed week sweet girl.

Christine said...

The gifts never cease, do they? Our God is so good! I love the image of the butterfly and of her little legs dangling from the top of the boxes-- what a great shot!
May He continue to give you His eyes and ears as you move forward with all your wonderful plans-- both school and vacation!! Have a happy week, friend!

gretchen said...

So glad His grace is sufficient. :) We just got in last night... feeling exhausted and overwhelmed... school starting next week. Agh!!! Great list... love the cows. :) They make me smile.

Traci Michele said...

Love your blog, list, pictures, and heart!

So glad I found you!

Stopping by to follow and say hello! Lovely blog you have!

Love Your Sister In Christ,