2.22.2010

endless gifts

"I'm thanking you, God,

out loud in the streets,

singing your praises in town and country.

The deeper your love, the higher it goes;

every cloud is a flag to your faithfulness.

Soar high in the skies, O God!

Cover the whole earth with your glory!"

Psalm 57: 9-11 MSG


holy experience

Two years ago, my blind eyes were given sight...the crusted-on scales started to crumble away.  In place of the scales was a shiny new pair of glasses....clear lenses....correcting my vision.  God used Ann to show me something which I already knew in my head...believed to be true.  That every thing.....EVERY thing is a gift from God.

I began to count....number these gifts...the endless gifts from Him.  Actually putting pencil to paper and scratching these things out.  Going back and re-reading them...recounting His faithfulness...remembering.

"That's right, you did that, God.  Yes, You are an amazing Creator, aren't You?  Yes, things that may look ugly are beautiful when seen with Your eyes.  Thank You for sight!"

So, I continue the count in this space...the thanks-giving because,

"...from Him
and through Him
and to Him
are all things.
To Him be glory forever."
Romans 11:36 ESV

Starting again at number one in this fresh space...



#1. Creation reminders of Your gift...thorns, blood...life

#2. unhurried mornings


#3. joyfully gathered miracle spheres

#4. endless questions....curious minds




#6. warming rays...sparkling crystals

#7. ability to inhale deep...fresh, cold air into lungs




#8. freedom to explore

#9. snowflake crunch underfoot

#10. cloudless skies




#11. precious firstborn...sensitive, sweet and all-boy

#12. snoring yellow dog who has been protector
and companion to these children since their birth




#13. strength to cling to

#14. golden light of setting sun

#15. companionship...connecting....forging relationships




#16.  hope....come, birdies, come!

#17.  husband who leaves while it's still dark
to provide for his family

#18.  butter melting into baked potatoes




#19. rosy-pink cheeks on my "i'm a big girl, not a baby" girl

#20. smooth sweetness to warm bellies

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Will you join me in prayer for vision...fresh eyes to truly see everything as a gift?


"Let every fleeting loveliness I see
speak to me
of a loveliness that does not fade."
                                                                                        -Baillie

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you and your words are a GIFT to me! thank you!