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, September 20, 2010

Multitude Monday

Always more moments in life to be filled with gratitude, always more beautiful moments to notice:

#534~ clear water with ice cubes, plunked

#535~ husband-made spaghetti

#536~ A new family read-aloud, just begun

#537~ Smooch, all snuggled in

#538~ first week of school, over

#539~ a child-made firepole under a canopy of grapes

#540~ childhood innovation

#541~ a garden, still green

#542~ tomatoes, more. lots more. (This IS a good thing, right?)

#543~ the sharp points of newly sharpened pencils

#544~ the smell of mulch

#545~ scrap pans for pigs. Absolutely NO waste on this place.

#546~ the smell of these lovelies when you walk into the front room. Way better than YANKEE.

#547~blue eyes turning brown

#548~ hot showers

#549~ baby breathing

#550~ the little blonde waif running about

#551~ the last Rose of summer, a surprise gift

#552~ little fingers that wrap around my own without even knowing it

#553~ elastic waistbands, thank goodness!!

#554~ sun rays splotched through cloud shadows

#555~ hours, lined up on a shelf

#556~ shelves to line hours ON

#557~ bananagram lunches

#558~ homemade bruschetta, oh.so.good

#559~ a visit with Gram, introductions

#560~ a day of Baptism, Judah's

#561~ crisply ironed clothes, laying flat on Saturday night. Preparing for the Sabbath.

# 562~ washing with water

# 563~ He who calls himself the Bread of Life and the True Vine

#564~ feasting on His bread and His wine each week

#565~ a wee girl who spreads her skirt wide and waits to partake of the bread, patiently staring at it as if it will run away.

#566~ a boy whose happy face is a scowl

#533 ~ #566 bits of my amazingly beautiful life. Thank you, Father.

holy experience


Bonnie said...

Oh, the little suit! How sweet!
LOVE your family pictures, and YOU are positively radiant!
Made my day, I recognize that wall hanging... :0)
Wonderful, all around, I'm hoping to finally jump on the wagon this evening...

Amy said...

aw I love the little suit! All the pictures actually! #565 made me giggle...at our church, all the fathers/husbands go to the table and bring bread and wine (or grape juice) back to their families. It's so funny watching all the little kiddies crowd around their father waiting for their bit of bread. And some of the children are vocal in their statements...they KNOW IT'S THEIR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT TO HAVE THAT BREAD AND THEY DON'T WANT TO WAIT.

Full of Grace said...

Judah's looking mighty dapper and super sweet in his baptism suit. You've got some beautiful memories in those photos..Sorry I missed it. Mom said you call numerous times on Saturday but none showed up when I scrolled back on the caller id. Our answering machine isn't working so it would have rang and rang but if you called it would have showed up on caller id. Maybe you were accidentally calling the wrong number?

In any case he looks so adorable! I hope his special day was just that- special!

Also, Those newborn shots are amazing how much Andrew and Judah look alike! I still see more of Matt in Judah, but goodness they are close resemblances of each other!

Leah said...
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Leah said...

Those grapes? Looking good.
Homemade bruschetta? Not much tastes better!
Feasting on His bread and His wine each week? The ultimate BEST!

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

Such a great list! I don't think I'm going to get to mine this week...oh well! :D Thanks for sharing! :)

Sara said...

Counting along with you ... As always a joy to splash in thankfulness all around.