Monday, September 26, 2011

What? No Coffee?

It's been a crazy week. A really awesome good week. But zor full. So, some mornings basic things didn't get done... like I forgot to plug in the coffee pot. Oh sad. No coffee.

But I had some tea, so it was ok. =)
Today I am thankful for my good week. =)

415. Singing hymns
416. Katie chats
417. Sister chats
418. Cold water
419. Whole wheat bread
420. Peanut Butter on pancakes
421. Isaiah--so beautiful
422. My Redeemer who redeems the moments that I lose and the problems I've
423. Getting off a newsletter
424. Spontaneous divine appointments
425. Taking care of little ones at church
426. Early bedtimes
427. Finishing today's grading
428. Colored pens
429. Writing on the tiled walls
430. Pain that reminds me to pray

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

My Question: What action did God take to create the universe?
Her Answer: "He said the things on his mind and it just happened and it came true."

Monday, September 19, 2011

Random Ramble (a peek inside my brain)

Living in constant awe of God is the only way to avoid sin. By walking with God I see his glory and am in awe of it. When in awe there is a feeling, a knowledge of God’s supremacy and of my own smallness. If I am insignificant and God is great, what are my desires? And how can I follow anything but God’s will? And if I am in awe of God and walking with him I am filled by him and lack nothing. I will not need to run to any earthly pleasure to fill myself.

So often I numb myself. The emotion is too great and I would rather be a straight level-headed person rather than an expressive feeling one. But by numbing myself to what is around me, I also numb myself to God. How foolish.

Enough of that... time to awe.

401. Being tired
402. Music History Studies
403. Leisure
404. Concrete Blocks on my roof
405. Dinner with friends
406. Sharing the past
407. Sherlock Holmes BBC--hysterical!
408. Morning Chickens
409. Hose water and dust foot-prints
410. Overflowing water tanks!
411. How can I find God? Questions.
412. Kids who read.
413. Sleeping through the night
414. My beautiful rooster

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Groans that Words Cannot Express

How am I supposed to write something for the public that I can't even put in words myself? It is said that pictures are worth a thousand words. But sometimes they are worth more because they can say something that words can't. I wonder if that is how the Spirit prays for us... in pictures. No, it can't be that. God's words are powerful. His words "ARE" things. He says "mountain" and there is one. It's only we that have to speak in pictures. Even our words are images of pictures. And today I am wanting to say something that is so beautiful that it almost hurts. In some ways it hurts because it is so in-expressable. My pictures don't speak that beauty. Even they are inadequate. But what else can I do?

Monday, September 12, 2011


388. Seeing my students again--LOVE!
389. Being ready early... even if it wasn't really early
390. Aprons
391. Magical sunset evenings
392. Smooth dinner parties
393. Colorful pillow covers
394. Leftovers filling the freezer
395. Little child hugs
396. Teaching
397. Prayerful people
398. A Valley of Vision
399. Being alone
400. Never falling off of God's priority list

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Do you ever?

Have moments of knee bruising awe?
Have your mind blown by what God is doing?
Think you might have been dreaming too small?
Wish you had a tape recorder for life and play some moments over and over?
Yearn for specific people deep in your heart?
Feel privileged to have the love of your family?
Find yourself so completely overwhelmed that it physically hurts?

This week I am so thankful.

372. Sunbreaks and beautiful clouds on the ride to my hotel
373. "Comfort Seats" in Amsterdam airport
374. Gloria Jeans Coffee and Starbucks
375. Being allowed to check in early!
376. Seagull cries
377. Molly's notes on the wall
378. Air conditioning on in my house when I came in
379. The power going out 2 minutes after I arrive home
380. Dinner with friends
381. Cleaning out the freezer that has been off for 2 weeks full of food
382. White Tea and Green Pear scented candles
383. Not losing things
384. Tiffany asking for a hair band as I say goodbye
385. Beiong called Uncle Colleen by Tyler
386. The quiet of no power
387. Coffee (I'm sure this has been on my list before! But today I'm thankful for it all over again!)