Sunday, September 21, 2008

More Gifts ....

151. Second Dad’s, like mine, who take on that role selflessly and quite seriously.

152. Sisters … me and mine.

153. Brothers-in-arms … warriors in God’s army.

154. Fruits of the Spirit.
155. Mountains.
156. Learning something new.
157. Licking batter off a spoon or beaters or both!
158. Friends whose positive perspective changes yours.
159. Reminders of God’s infinite goodness.
160. Phone calls to check on you.
161. Sisters and brothers in Christ who notice your absence.
162. Golf.
163. A place to live with electricity and water.
164. Provision.
165. Help on the way for hurricane victims.
166. A husband with a heart for service.
167. Insurance.
168. Chiropractors.
169. Counting gifts and blessings.
170. Daughters “slumber parties” with each other to combat the dark together. Such warriors!
171. 1828 Webster’s Dictionary with Bible verses referenced in the definitions.
172. The Lord opening my eyes to see my laziness in this huge and blessed life I lead … MOTIVATION!
173. I am HIS tenant…. Leviticus 25:23b “because the land is mine (the Lord’s) and you are but aliens and my tenants.”
174. Honor.
175. Honoring God … Psalm 45:11 “The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.”
176. Blind Bartemaeus. (Mark 10: 46-52)
177. Faith.
178. Redirection.
179. Answered prayers.
181. Art class.
182. A directive for parenting … Mark 10:16 “And he (Jesus) took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.”
183. Football season! Yep, that's my man playing last year :)

184. Cool, crisp mornings.
185. Warm, fuzzy blankets.
186. Cute comfort clothing.
187. Jesus in nature.
188. Nature walks.

189. Being with my family.
190. Peaceful, quiet days.
192. Einstein Brother’s Cinnamon Raisin Bagels with Shmear!
193. When God points out what is important, so we can disregard the rest!
194. Pals.
195. “Simple Things” sung by Amy Grant
196. Old hymns sung acapalla.
197. Old hymns sung in new ways.
198. Freshly mown and manicured lawns.
199. Finishing a LLLOOONNNGGG day of homeschool and everyone is still smiling AND singing.
200. Children growing happily into participating in things you do because you are a part of a family … why does a chore have to be a bore?!

201. Prayer lists … and the privilege of praying for others.
202. Text messaged bible verses that I get daily from a friend who wants to immerse high school girls in His word for the day (they get the verse, too) … awesome!

203. When God reminds me who I am!
204. Blessing a sweet friend from God (who I’ve never met, but love like a sister) through another new friend (who I’ve never met) with a fun suprise to celebrate her new baby boy.
205. Casting Crowns.
206. Spiritual sisters … sisters of your heart.
207. Laundry to do because it means we are blessed with clothes to wear.
208. A washer and dryer that works!
209. Clothes that daughters have grown out of because it means they are getting more healthy and strong everyday.
210. My sweet daughters getting into the spirit of gratitude … “Mom, did you put ___ on the list?”

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