Sunday, August 22, 2010

As good as a feast

when the weekend has been long and un-doing, the very best antidote is to remember, and count, the good gifts. so today i join ann at the gratitude community, and choose to give praise.

121. a girlfriend in the trenches with me, she starting her homeschooling this week, and i soon after. that we are co-journers, and hold hands across the way. she blesses me immensely.
122. e.e. cummings and sister-love who calls to read her favorite lines.
123. a tight week, but "enough is as good as a feast" (and hat-tip to above mentioned friend for sharing the wisdom of mary poppins with me)
124. a week of internal chaos and feeling out of sorts, out of control, and one tiny, insignificant project completed
125. hard words to hear, meant in love, so as to better me
126. forgiveness given
127. forgiving
128. salty tears running down but no accompanying migraine-blessed relief from this pain
129. my restless heart-that it would point me to the rest-Giver
130. "the year(s) the locusts have eaten" being replenished.

holy experience


Jodi said...

This list IS a feast. Your witness is powerful.thank you.

Brownie said...

I love that you get me. Even though our long distance friendship means we don't get to see each other face to face, we too experience "enough is as good as a feast" with our meaty phone calls. Thank you for having a teachable spirit and a thankful heart. You are such an example and encouragement to me!

Jennifer said...

Lovely list! Friends in the trenches with you... a given beyond measure.


Manda said...

Beautiful lists... loving this community of gratitude.

Amy in Peru said...

life is sweet... even the painful parts.

thanks for sharing yours with us.


and thanks for your encouraging contributions to my thoughts as well.

amy in peru

Kerrie said...

I love this. "forgiveness given" and "forgiveness" ..we SO need them both! Amen!

Myrtle's Turtles said...

Great list. I have just decided to homeschool my son. Even though I am a teacher I have no idea what I am doing! Congratulations on hearing the difficult!

Kim Hyland said...

A beautiful sacrifice of praise. I know it pleases the Lord. These verses from Lamentations 3 comfort me often. I pray they do the same for you, "Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, 'The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.' The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD." May God bless you, sister.

GlowinGirl said...

Giving thanks with you for girlfriends, forgiveness and years replenished!

Stephanie said...

I hope you got to hug that sister...


Really enjoyed this post. I claim that little scripture myself.