What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, November 23, 2009

Multitude Monday

holy experience



238:: opening my eyes this morning. Somewhere, someone didn't wake up to see the new day.


239:: pouring a glass of beautifully clear, cold water. Somewhere, someone knows only mucky river water.
240:: Flipping on the light switches in evening:: I didn't have to butcher the cow, render the tallow, melt, mold and make the candles.


241:: beds with mattresses, more comfortable than hay.
242:: food abundant while others, walking skeletons, yearn.
242:: apple gnawing


243:: Family, close by, while soldiers pine for home
244:: a home to come into, while others seek cardboard shelters or even stables.
245:: knowledge and the desire to seek it
246:: HOPE, when so many have lost it
247:: the grace to get through another day
248:: the mercy to start anew, even when you fail


249:: visits with elderly and seeing the joy pour forth from within at the sight of you
250:: a Sunday dinner with parents...with wine and fancy dishes
251:: children who play together for hours, best friends
252:: a library, right down the road
253:: a librarian who knows I love to sew from all the books I request...who brought me four garbage bags of fabric since she no longer wanted it.
254:: old memories, rekindled, that make you laugh until tears squeeze out
255:: winks from across the table, from the one you love
256:: children mimmicking your ways, and realizing they DO notice
257:: gigglefests and funny faces
258:: little bodies leaning into you during church service
259:: loving so deeply that it hurts

260:: a young one who has entered into the joy of the written word
261:: a quiet tongue when all you want to do is shout.
262:: eye twinkles
263:: baby teeth
264:: The TRUTH and people who profess it
265:: A girl who is about to lose months and gain a year instead
266:: happy thoughts that make your soul take flight
267:: sister snuggles until baby falls asleep


268:: rest-time ART created by a talented six-year-old artist. Most recently: a nativity
269:: determination and the challenges that drive it
270:: the whole world in His hands


271:: happiness with what is REAL, realizing what really MATTERS. And finding PEACE and contentment with it all.

So many things to be thankful for, I am at 270 and have barely scratched the surface.

A life overflowing with gifts and gratitude:: There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing God's work in your life.

8 comments:

Bonnie said...

I teared up, just so you know....

...they call me mommy... said...

Just an absolutely beautiful, gorgeous, lovely, and heart-wrenching post! ((((HUGS))))

The family picture and the one with your dd face in the bulb...so AWESOME! :)

Don't feel obligated to send ME ONE but I would love to mail you our photo & letter!? Would you mind emailing me you address? amyvandehei@yahoo.com

MANY MONDAY BLESSINGS!
Amy

Bonnie said...

P.S.- I love your frost/snow(?) shot, and is that your family Christmas photo? Beautiful!

hillary@dark :: light said...

Oh wow ~ all the praises and photos so lovely!!! Love love love.

deb said...

wow. just . wow.
thank you posting such joy.
and your family- beautiful

Anonymous said...

Lovely.

Thank you.


Jen in OK

Miss Breezy said...

Beautiful post . . . and beautiful family! Isn't God amazingly gracious?

I'm glad I've finally joined the Gratitude Community. ;)

Blessings,
-Breezy

abigail said...

Those top two pictures...
mmmm.

These gratitude posts are wonderful, every last one.