Monday, January 16, 2012

1,000 Gifts

30. "As your days, your strength shall be in measure. This the pledge to you He hath made."
31. Sleeping in
32. My new, warm slippers
33. My pup who sits on my lap all day long while I do school
34. April-like weather in January
35. Homework outside, lessening the blow of having to hit the books
36. A cool, gentle breeze rustling through the leaves...and an ever so faint smell of Spring
37. A full moon shining through leaf-less trees
38. Saying goodbye to a house filled with countless memories:
      39. Friday game nights
      40. Backyard kickball and wiffle ball
      41. Fourth of July cap gun wars and fireworks
      42. Sunday night dinners
      43. Christmas plays
      44. New Year's sleepovers
      45. Garage sales
      46. Memorial Day weekends "at the lake"
47. Coloring with Ella
48. Matching monkey hats
49. Whitney's belly-laugh
50. The promise that His mercies are new every morning, and...
51. The promise of sufficient grace
52. January 12 Streams in the Desert 
53. Honey
54. Warm coffee on a cold morning
55. A sore throat that subsided for a few hours...long enough to complete a recording session
56. "Study parties" in my room with Dan
57. Family dinner at Perkins
58. Speech tournaments!
59. Connecting with old friends

A habit of not complaining, but the habit of giving thanks; the habit of not worrying, but a habit worshipping. The habit of repeatedly giving God praise that our lives might become a prayer. Small is always the leverage of large. It’s one moment after the other, the small moments that turn a life. It’s the small actions that can change a life.
It’s habits that can imprison you and it’s habits that can free you and when thanks to God becomes a habit, so joy in God becomes your life.

1 comment:

  1. I'm digging #55! This is a cool project Meg!