Week of July 9, 2012

Late again… but here it is…
Wondering what this is? Eucharisteo: to express gratitude…

Monday, July 9, 2012

390. Kids having fun with friends

visiting the Nut Grove

391. Gorgeous weather

392. Driving under an amazing sky, delicate blue through hills & trees at the horizon, vivid deepening upward – strange, huge clouds, shadowed underneath, that wouldn’t look real if I was seeing them in a photo

393. McDaniel’s Nut Grove

394. (Mostly) good moods for traveling

395. Stainless steel water bottles

396. A new understanding of what Biblical hospitality looks like

397. Stopping to get milk and bread on the way home. Sitting in the parking lot with the kids while Jeff is in the grocery store. Almost home!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

398. Jeff! On his birthday

399. French toast

McDaniel’s Nut Grove

400. Hummingbird enjoying the pale purple flowers of the hostas in the side yard, watching her through dining room and kitchen windows after she showed up during breakfast

401. Brownie batter on my capris… sigh…

402. Orange juice

403. God is not limited by my weaknesses, flaws, failures… Lord, please help me to embrace my shortcomings as opportunities for Your strength and wisdom to shine through. Please help me to not attempt anything in my own “strength”

404. The many shades of maple leaf green as the sun-drenched breeze teases the old tree’s shadows

405. Not being able to spend time alone with my husband making me more want to

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

406. Soft white sheets that probably cost more than we would ever spend on sheets but were given to us because the woman who bought them didn’t like them… so soft!

407. Skirts from Thrifty Shopper

408. Almost caught up with camp laundry

checking out the pawpaw tree

409. (Relatively) easily finding what Jonathan needs for camp

410. The number of trees visible in this town, small city? from the parking lots where Jeff ran in and I waited in the vehicle with the kids

411. The ease and speed of modern transportation

412. New cheap sunglasses

413. Pizza out with the family

414. Trees, trees, trees, and more trees

Thursday, July 12, 2012

415. The chance to encourage others to start/keep up their own lists

416. My husband’s willingness to pick up groceries, etc., to support my ideas/plans for Bible study

417. Being trusted with parts of other women’s stories… even when I feel too tired and worn to bear the weight… Thank You, Lord, that You remind me of my weakness…

checking out the Nut Grove mushrooms

and Your strength

418. The kids enjoying kids – baby goats!

419. Church board meeting

Friday, July 13, 2012

420. Time alone with the Lord specifically to work out priorities… need more

421. Fatigue… too tired to respond to stressors with worry or agitation

422. Resting in who He is, at least for the moment, and knowing He’s waiting when I once again get distracted – knowing someday there will be no more distractions!

423. Being able to return the favor of a friend who has watched my kids in a pinch

424. Four kids playing peacefully

425. Taking it easy in the heat

426. EcoSense PreSpot

heading home!!

427. Having a WORKING washing machine when we got home from camp this year!

428. The relief of scratching an itchy back

429. Small white and purple striped t-shirt

430. Bedtime snack of blueberries and milk

Saturday, July 14, 2012

431. “And you WERE dead in your trespasses and sins…” Ephesians 2:1a, NASB, emphasis added… “But God…” 2:4

432. SWEET plum

433. Pandora Internet radio

434. Family picnic with Grandpa, Mary, and a puppy

435. YUMMY tossed salad with fresh summer squash, peas, zucchini, etc. from the farmer’s market

436. Jonathan’s packing done except for last-minute odds and ends

parking lot edge daisy

437. Flight of bats

438. Catbird hunting insects to eat and for young in mock orange nest

Sunday, July 15, 2012

439. Listening to someone clearly excited by Scripture preach

440. Jonathan safely to camp and excited by how it looks

441. Jonathan trusting me to post his devo in his absence

442. Some much-needed rain… Lord, please send more

443. Liking the outfit I wore to church – second-hand cheap but cute, and not contributing to a company using exploitative labor BONUS! 🙂

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