Gifts on a Wednesday

In my efforts to embrace flexibility and be reasonable with my time, it seems some habits have fallen by the wayside, among them writing, taking real pictures (as opposed to odd things for Facebook), and listing the gifts here.  And, oh, I miss those things.  But if I do this all for God’s glory then I must follow the Spirit’s lead and not make a god of this space or my schedule. And I am thankful for the peace He gives in the midst of this, resting right now in the fact that there will be time for what He makes time for and I only have to accomplish the task I have been given right now.  This attitude is new and the flesh may creep back in and I may soon be in full panic mode because I can’t stay caught up on anything, but for now it’s all okay and for today I have time to count more of the endless gifts, as His word says…

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

~ Colossians 3:15

2394.  cold that keeps me from running

2395.  sore back that makes me long to get in shape

2396.  talking to Amania – and her actually talking back!

2397.  quiet evening – couch, laptop, KU game on television

2398.  Roomba running happily in the kitchen

2399.  more hard struggles with kids

2400.  in-laws headed off to Haiti

2401.  fine arts competitions and practice, hard work, nerves, and ribbons

2402.  hard seasons that leave you breathless, head spinning

2403.  listening for God

2404.  thinking clearer

2405.  thoughts on paper – a plan

2406.  a husband who listens long and asks good questions

2407.  60* in January and playing at the park

2408.  a passport – hallelujah! – for our Haiti girl

2409.  eight weeks?

2410.  glorious 75* day – windows open, kids outside

2411.  husband reading long to kids

2412.  good talks

2413.  timelines so fast they’re scary

2414.  trust – peace – flexibility

2415.  snow, wind – winter returns

2416.  releasing my schedule to the Lord

2417.  seeing Satan’s attack – more evidence we’re on the right path

2418.  staying calm in the storm

2419.  husband so very present this week – the difference it made

2420.  peace – so much peace

2421.  date night – always a gift

2422.  warmer temps

2423.  a daylight run

2424.  tales of Haiti

2425.  a Bible study with my bigs

2426.  a super-productive Monday

2427. continual praying for peace

2428.  big girls laughing loud on trampoline, on my bed

2429.  all their beauty

2430.  an evening with my beloved and our third-born, sweet memories made

2431.  long, busy week ending

2432.  home school choir in Capitol rotunda – beautiful music

2433.  sound of the second-born singing quietly in her bed

2434.  shopping with my girls

2435.  peace right where I’m at

2436.  loved ones near

2437.  good conversations

2438.  a God who is always faithful

We are able to have as much of God as we want.  Christ puts the key to His treasure chest in our hands and invites us to take all we desire.  If someone is allowed into a bank vault, told to help himself to the money, and leaves without one cent, whose fault is it if he reamins poor?  And whose fault is it that Christians usually have such meager portions of the free riches of God?

~ Alexander Maclaren

May the rest of your week be full of the great riches and overwhelming peace of God.

For His Glory ~



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