Monday, October 4, 2010

1000 Gifts: October!

"It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,
to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night...
for You make me glad by your deeds, O LORD;
I sing for joy at the works of your hands.
How great are your works, O LORD..."

Psalm 92: 1-2, 4-5

At the onset of another week,
I pause to catch my breath, to prepare, to recharge and regroup and remind
of all that matters... of all that counts.

And I focus on Him... on His love... and the gifts of His hand...

and continue my list once again~

a new season... my favorite season!

which means a new month on the calendar... and new beginnings


"Thanks for doing this, Mom!"

the generosity of a very great friend... who opened her home when rain shut down the park
(thanks again, Laura!)

a whole afternoon to play & to celebrate... and an impromptu dinner to cap it all off

wonderfully thoughtful birthday gifts... my family room now a Lego fortress

youth group excitement, enthusiasm, and energy... and a youth pastor who truly cares

Wednesday night small group Bible studies and my boy's desire to be there every. single. time.

11-year old faith... 11-year old boldness... determined to share the love of Christ... praying with his pastor... reading a book given just for him

explosions of thanks... this heart overflowing

our World War 1 studies and the reminder that, even then, our God was in control

learning alongside my boys

a tasty treat found stashed in the cupboard...


a weekend to play... with an afternoon at the fair


and the fullness of His love

Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

holy experience

and the list continues...


Christine said...

Thank you for keeping up your list, friend. I have failed once again to prepare one this week, but your determination to continue inspires me to intentional prepare one for next. I LOVE the picture of your little one's blue tongue... reminds me of one I have of my little one from years ago.
Have a beautiful week, Heather.

gretchen said...

Love the list, sweet friend - that blue tongue beats all! And the pic of Ferg makes me long for a pup of my own. :( Miss you tons... our morning was hectic and hence the thanks got pushed back to later - but it will get done. Love you - anxiously awaiting being able to send a txt about the new bundle. Only one! :)Love you!

Carrie said...

Fall is my favorite season, too!!

Heather, I really think you should make a shutterfly book out of your list when you get to 1000! You are getting close, girlfriend!!

Have a great week!

Linda said...

You truly have eyes to see Heather. The joys and blessings that might otherwise be forgotten with the passage of time are written on your grateful heart.
My daughter-in-law (who has been homeschooling for more years than she cares to calculate) has loved the fact that she has learned so much in the teaching of her children. It is just wonderful.
Have a rich, full week Heather. You bless!

Kellie said...

I love the blue tongue picture! And the last one makes me want to go hug my dog. : )