8.01.2011

great are His works

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"Great are the works of the LORD,
studied by all who delight in them.
Full of splendor and majesty is His work,
and His righteousness endures forever."
Psalm 111:2-3
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Last week while visiting my folks, I took the kids to the Morton Arboretum. We heart it there....even on sticky, 93degree days. The kids area is extensively cool....a hedge maze, frog pond, treehousey rope bridges, gardens, unusual plants to discover. But, I have to say, the best part was dipping my feet into a cool stream, ahhhh. It really was crazy hot.
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Dreaming of the cool water in my parent's association pool, we bid adieu to the arboretum and hit up our favorite little candy shop on the way home, filling our white paper bags with as much old-timey candy as a dollar could buy.  "Spend your $1 wisely!"
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And then approximately 2 minutes after pulling in my parent's driveway, we were splashing and relieved and refreshed.  Proud of her brave new accomplishment, she flung herself off the edge over and over and over again.
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And I was able to make a little headway on my latest bracelet!
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All these gift from Him.
Counting my blessings....#1,066 - 1,083
sun bright, hot on my skin
the first take-your-breath-away plunge into the cool pool
campfire mocha with teensy marshmallows and an extra espresso shot
grandparents who love the kids well
miles traveled, You carry......home safe
garden fresh dinners
taste of homemade gnocchi with fresh from the dirt yumminess
freshly vacuumed rooms
husband who sorts through boy's clothes...teamwork
friends who invite
inventiveness, ideas on using what we have
Your care in every seemingly tiny aspect
too many books to read
chicken entertainment
worship that glorifies You, draws me close
August
moments with them....fleeting, precious
Your grace...strength and purpose for each day

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