Sunday, 11 December 2011

Grace Notes - Counting the Gifts 563-585

Oh that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men!  For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry with goodness.
Psalm 107-8,9

Counting towards one thousand . . .

563.  Walking at the mall . . . lots of pain, but I did it
564.  Large flock of geese swooping low to land in a field
565.  Good physiotherapy session
566.  Laughing instead of crying
567.  Missing an old friend on her birthday
568.  God's word to me in The Message Bible . . . 1 Peter 5:9-11
                    "The suffering won't last forever"
569.  Declaring over my knee . . . "every knee shall bow"
570.  Cancelled car insurance while I can't drive . . . save $$$
571.  Baby Ema - 11 months old
572.  Phone time with the grandgirlies
573.  Mandarin oranges
574.  Sunny days that start with a hard frost

575.  Trying out my crutches
576.  Christmas shopping
577.  Remembering others in need

78.  A sweet young girl at the mall asking me if I need help with my walker
579.  A gull in flight
580.  Christmas carols
581.  Little treasure boxes for my girlies

582.  Without You I can do nothing . . . I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
583.  Handmade envelopes for someone special (tutorial here)

584.  A warm bed in cold weather
585.  The chrysanthemum I babied all summer finally blooms in December

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  1. What a gift to see your flower in bloom!!!
    This was a lovely post... off to turn some calendars into envelopes!
    love you dear friend!

  2. Oh, Andrea Dawn,

    You walked the mall!!!! Yes!!! and you had a good physiotherapy session and you got a rhema word and you made me laugh out loud..."Every knee shall bow"...even yours. You are too funny!

    I was just about to ask you how you make those envelopes when the next words I read were "tutorial here." Aren't you just way ahead of me. No surprise here. What you lack in leg speed, you certainly make up for in creativity and insight.

    You know, you and me and Susan could have a fabulous time together. We all seem to enjoy the same things.

    I love you, Sister,

  3. I see you enjoy photos and scavenger hunts! My blog is hosting a Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt. Today's prompt is wreath. Hope you can contribute!

  4. Your words and wisdom bring such a peaceful feeling to my soul, Andea...Thank you.

  5. Such a wonderful list of gifts! Remembering others in need - beautiful!


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