The Multitude

My head swirls this morning.  By 9:30 I have already threatened to send three of four children back to bed.  For the day.  The coffee works to drive out the double dose of Benadryl taken last night in an effort to assuage the poison ivy itching.  Blog posts written by others place burdens on my heart.  I pray about how God will use them.  It’s Monday here.  A busy week ahead.  It’s time to stop and give thanks for the many blessings and set a tone of gratitude for the day, the week, the life of a family.

0580.  Monday morning phone call from a precious friend

0581.  days and evenings that stretch long

0582.  another road trip

0583.  a day with a friend who blesses, encourages, and inspires me

0584.  long distance friends

0585. my own poison ivy 😦

0586.  talking late into the night with my very favorite

0587.  first time obedience and not being there yet

0588.  pop up thunder storms

0589.  prednisone

0590.  patio furniture

0591.  oldest child’s hard work

0592.  nine year old’s first paycheck

0593.  dinner guests

0594.  eleven children playing quietly

0595.  being too busy for the computer

0596.  parents’ 45th wedding anniversary

0597.  a legacy of faithfulness

0598.  my father

(Sorry…this is truly an awful picture of my dad….but, sadly, it’s the best one I could find on my computer!  Note to self – take more pictures of your own parents.)

0599.  his father

0600.  their father

Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created. ~ James 1:16-18

What are you thankful for today, dear friends?  Give thanks for every gift.



4 thoughts on “The Multitude

  1. I’m thankful with you for prednisone — had to be on it myself recently for something else. And I’m giving thanks with you for days too busy to be at the computer. I’m looking forward to unplugging for a few weeks soon. It’s time.

    I hope your poison ivy heals soon, friend!

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