‘Idoubt that there is such a thing as a measure of spirituality —but if there is, gratitude would be it.
Only the grateful are paying attention.
They are grateful because they pay attention, and they pay attention because they are so grateful.”
(~Barnes, The Pastor as Minor Poet, quoted by Douglas Wilson).
Thank you, Lord, for….
a husband who sprays clothes down with Deet
a husband who keeps the laundry going and graciously loves when his wife is just a tad bit anxious
a husband who smiles always, anyways — and knows how to pack
our rain hats
friends who pray and keep on praying
my mama coming to heart-care on kids
the beauty of these children — God’s gifts! We’ll see them soon!
Hope making cards and writing letters to our sponsored child in Ecuador, Lidia — soon! !
a beautiful young woman from church moving in for the week to man this ship of half-a-dozen
kids who have their school lists for the week
an elder from church loving on our sows for the week so the Farmer can fly
a sister who calls me in the still-dark and prays with me and quotes Scripture
the opportunity to be bread, broken and given
calling my Dad before we leave and telling him three times: I love you, Dad. I really love you.
… the Farmer and I fly shortly after noon today… will you earnestly pray for us? Follow the trip? Begin right now to just pray over these very real children… just take a moment and pray for just one of them right now? Oh, Lord — let us give the gift of the knees to these children and pray for them today… Eyes wide open and paying attention to what You would have us see, Lord….
Free Printables to wear the habit of Joy
October’s Free Gratitude Calendar (and oh, it’s now November, already?! Joshua is working on uploading a new calendar! Today, Lord willing, he’ll post the new calendar… Thanks for grace…)
(folding instructions for booklet here)
Will you join us? And happily change everything by keeping your own crazy list of One Thousand Gifts? Please, jump in, make your life about giving thanks to God! — Just add the direct URL to your specific 1000 gift list post… and if you join us, we humbly ask that you please help us find each other in our refrain of thanks by sharing the community’s graphic within your post. Give thanks to the Lord! His Love Endures Forever!