Monday, September 10, 2012

1000 Gifts: Lately

"And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, 
they set Jesus on it. And as He rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road.  
As He was drawing near-- already on the way down the Mount of Olives-- 
the whole multitude of His disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice 
for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying,
 "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!  
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" 

And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, 
"Teacher, rebuke your disciples."  

He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out."  
Luke 19:35-40

Silent too long, I am compelled to rejoice...
so I start counting again,
because the gifts are too great, the majesty too marvelous, the love too grand!

For You and You alone
Awake my soul, awake my soul and sing
For the world You love
Your will be done, let Your will be done in me

In Your prescence, in Your power
For this moment, for this hour, 
~Chris Tomlin

A renewed vision, priorities re-visited... His faithfulness to all generations

The clarity of His call, the power to trust and obey, and the guarantee of eternity with Jesus

Discipleship, accountability, and 5 sisters in Christ... following hard together after Him



Eleven wonderful summers on the sands of North Myrtle
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Gramoggie & Poppa!!

Family traditions

The last of the garden's harvest... red & yellow bite-size goodness!

A new school year with new books, new subjects, and a new routine

Plus cooler temps outdoors, open windows, and gentle breezes throughout

Backyard shenanigans

"Faster wheels" and a seven year old's determination

Daddy home after a week in California

In-&-Out Burger-- the silver lining to his west coast travels... sometimes even twice in 1 day

Hand-me down sneakers and hand-me shorts... both with a touch of pink. Sheer bliss.

Training wheel removal and the hope of riding success

A chance to try again tomorrow :)

Walks around the neighborhood.
Frisbee in the park.
Laughter all around.


"So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture
Will give thanks to You forever;
To all generations we will tell of Your praise."

Psalm 79:13

and the list continues...


Kellie said...

I thought I'd peak at my google reader real quick while I eat lunch, and what a wonderful surprise to see you back!!! I hope all has been well for you. The kids have really grown. As always, it is such a blessing to read your gratitude list.

Jennifer said...

I too saw you pop up in Google Reader and a big smile came across my face. Blessings to you, Heather!

Christine said...

Oh, friend, what a great blessing and encouragement you are! Your words plant seeds of joy and hope in me, helping me to remember what I am called to do as well... to be thankful in all things.

May He continue to help you pursue this path of sacrifice and intentional living. May He give you eyes to see Him moving and working and loving you through all things.

Much love to you today, Heather!