Week of June 25

Monday, June 25, 2012

275. Rainy Monday morning

276. Lightning & thunder – we cannot control them!

Little ones smiling while they fly


277. Veterinarians

278. Blue plastic elephant watering can

279. Prayer

280. Breeze-animated maple leaves “waving” at us

281. A crow acting like    …

Why I didn’t finish this line

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

281. A husband who can do things like replace a toilet

282. Fully functioning, new-clean toilet

283. Salvation Army clothes for camp and jeans for the boys who wear them out so fast – and supporting the work of the Salvation Army

284. Sweet blackcaps happily and proudly picked by my 3 favorite children

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

285. A little girl who dressed herself… colorfully


286. Family lunch

287. Knowing that the colors, shadows, etc. that are still rather overwhelming to my eyes/brain will regain their normal… “size”… and be loved again. I am finite, small. I NEED God… to see, hear, think, feel, do and BE as I should

288. The persistent, hungry chirps of baby birds

289. Playing restaurant with the redheads

290. Nora being big enough to get the push broom when she gets permission to sweep the dirt off the sidewalk for chalking

291. The cheerful red of the cab of the U.S. Mail truck passing by on its way from one village post office to another. I love “snail mail.”

292. The sound of the breeze flirting with the leaves

293. Weathered gray wood

294. Flag dancing with the breeze

295. Tiny pink roses overtopping the fence

tiny roses

296. Being so close to 300!

297. Blackcaps ripening shiny in the green

298. “Is the height of my chara joy dependent on the depths of my eucharisteo thanks?
… As long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible. Joy is always possible.” (OTG, p33)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

299. Waking up early on “preview” morning

300. Waiting… perhaps this should be red… Better use the time, Melinda!

301. The quietness full of sound on country front steps. Loving not hearing the highway traffic!

302. Tiny spiders and their intricate little webs

303. Calm, fuzzy sheep near the fence, and their less placid goat companions

304. A husband capable of and willing to not only care for our children, but also those of others – even if it means dealing with a poop blow-out

305. Fresh, shiny, red-ripe strawberries from a roadside stand and the smiling Amish woman who sold them to us


306. Husband who can replace a flat tire

307. Evening sunlight streaming through kitchen window

Friday, June 29, 2012

308. Two boys who wanted to sleep out in the backyard in a tent by themselves for the first time and the daddy willing to get out of bed and go out in the rain so they wouldn’t have to return to the house by themselves during a thunderstorm. How glad they were to see him… and feel rescued!

309. More laundry done; more laundry to do – packing!

310. How this list saves my life

311. Rhythmic ticks of steamer timer

312. Cheerfully erratic flight of a small white butterfly

313. Three kids picking our blackberry dessert in the sunshine while I make our lunch

big trike and church playground

Saturday, June 30, 2012

314. Mutual waking in the middle of the night… time alone together in the dark…

315. How kids enjoy county fair rides

316. Watching fireworks from our front porch roof

317. More fireflies than I ever remember seeing at one time filling the little valley that is our neighbor’s yard across the street

Sunday, July 1, 2012

318. The chance to speak to my church family about human trafficking

319. That there are others who understand that true freedom is found in dependence on God, not “independence” from God

320. The testimony of a woman grieving but able through the prayer support of her church family to stand before us and lead worship songs

321. Fellowship at a church picnic

322. Young woman reaching out to more people at the church, being more open to godly counsel… Lord, please help her crave Your wisdom and make healthier choices…

Lord, please let her heart be consumed with You and nothing less

323. Jeff

324. Great ideas for a blog post… Lord, help me say what You want me to… no more, no less…

325. Jello Jigglers

326. Knowing that our home will be in good hands while we’re away



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