Monday, 31 October 2011

Grace Notes - Counting the Gifts 509 - 525

O LORD that lends me life
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
~ William Shakespeare

" . . . neither filthiness nor foolish talking,, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather, giving of thanks."  Ephesians 5:4

Continuing on, counting the gifts to 1000 and beyond . . .

509.  Suns slanted rays through lacy curtains

510.  Learning something new . . . how to make a blog button
511.  "You shall hear the small as well as the great"  Deuteronomy 1:17
512.  The ways He speaks and weaves things together
513.  A room full of "knees" at pre-op group session  . . . all precious in Your sight

514.  Kindness and compassion of health-care workers
515.  A finished project . . . one more off the list
516.  This post that caused my heart to soar . . . such beautiful truth
517.  Weary travellers home safe and sound
518.  Building up strength

519.  A visit with my sister, Martha  . . . a chance to play her piano,  O joy!
520.  An old photo of  Mom turned up
Mama and brother and sister and their spouses took this cruise in 1981.  

521.  Dinner prepared by my nephew, Chef Ian . . . lamb, spaghetti squash, dilled carrots, crispy new potatoes, creamed spinach and . . . 
522.  . . . dessert prepared by niece Katie, French Cake (Oliver helped)
523.  Time with Pippa, my great-niece . . . such a happy, peaceful baby

524.  Family historians
525.  Cranberry pumpkin cookies warm from the oven

Joining the symphony of praise @


  1. Just reading your list fills me with thankfulness and quiet contentment. Blessings as you prepare for your knee surgery in a couple of weeks (I think).

  2. Eucharisteo is such a part of who He is...
    to give back to Him who has given so much is such joy!
    ~praying for your new knee to go perfectly well
    ~like your 'button' (need to learn how to do it)
    ~I can smell your cookies!
    `I thank God for the heart and good soil He has given you...

  3. Wow the dinner by your nephew sounds Ahhhh-MAzing!
    and may I add...a huge thank you for putting my blog in your blogroll.
    that just humbles me so.
    big smile!

  4. Dear Andrea Dawn,

    You are getting closer to a new knee! How exciting. It will be such a change for the better for you. I am already praying for a speedy recovery and praying patience for the time of healing. I loved #510! Many of us are hoping to steal it from you once you have it.

    Some day I'm going to sit down with you over a cranberry pumpkin cookie and some tea. They look sooo good!

    Much love,

  5. I just loved "You shall hear the small as well as the great!" I had to look that up to get the full context of what was being said. And it really spoke to me today. How often I only want to hear the great -- the well-spoken, the successful, etc. Yet, I am amazed and so grateful for those who have chosen to "hear" little old me!!!!

    I'll be praying for you as the day approaches for those new knees!!!!!


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