Monday, January 30, 2012

Counting Out Loud (#79-87)

Three Gifts That Might Never Have Been

#79 Soft, sweet boy with no words, grown into one now talkative and confident

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Project 365: Weeks 3 & 4 "from the blehs...back to normal"

Sunday, January 15, 2012

After ridding this corner of its CHRISTmas tree, cleaning the house, and showing it yesterday, we set up the boys' racetrack here and let them go to town with it. It was the first thing they wanted to do when we got home from church today, though THESE photos are actually from Saturday. Read on and you'll see why I have no photo for today...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Counting Out Loud (55-78)

#55 A Grace in the Kitchen: 

Nana's couch warming us here, just as she herself did

#56 A Grace in the Weather: 

Bluest sky ignoring wintery trees

#57 A Grace That Might Never Have Been: 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Counting Out Loud (49-54)

#49 One Gift That Made Me Laugh: 
Four-year-old fixing breakfast for three-year-old and wanting it to be just right

#50 One Gift That Made Me Pray: 
Big boy made vulnerable in illness

#51 One Gift That Made Me Quiet: 
All napping after virus wreckage


Three Gifts From God's Word:

#52 "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."  Lamentations 3:22-24

#53 "So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him."  2 Corinthians 5:9

#54 "If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory."  Colossians 3:1-4


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Monday, January 16, 2012

Counting Out Loud (43-48)

#43 One Thing I Wore

This little shirt was my Young Musicians shirt from third grade. It always makes me smile to see it, because I have such good memories of learning to sing in a choir with a fabulous, inspiring, godly, encouraging director and friend. 

#44 One Thing I Gave Away

I made this giraffe-print, homemade "Snuggie" for my mom for CHRISTmas. The tag says "Made By Elves" because she once made a tag like that and put it in a coat I got for CHRISTmas one year when

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Project 365: Week 2 "helpers, dancers, & cheesers"

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ah-hah! I have proof he's been stealing the covers. :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Counting Out Loud (40-42)

Three Ways I Glimpsed the Startling Grace of God

#40  Anti-reader, reading

#41 A boy excited to help

#42 Childish delight in a well-placed slide

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Counting Out Loud (37-39)

Three Sounds I Hear

#37 Brothers bonding over the clink-clanking of Lego bricks

#38 Sweet, little daughter voice learning songs by heart

#39 The magical jingling of CHRISTmas stockings being put carefully away for another year, another holiday season (one of my life's most favorite, most memorable sounds)

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Counting Out Loud (34-36)

#34 Something Above Me

#35 Something Below Me

#36 Something Beside Me

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Counting Out Loud (31-33)

Three Yellow Things That Strike Me as Fresh Mercy




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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Counting Out Loud (28-30)

#28 A Gift That's Sour

#29 A Gift That's Sweet

#30 A Gift That's Just. Right.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Counting Out Loud (25-27)

#25 A Gift in My Hand

#26 A Gift I Walked By

#27 A Gift I Sat With

Counting Out Loud (1-24)

Do you remember when I wrote about Counting to One Thousand? Well, it's a new year, and I was thinking it might be might be a helpful exercise for this selfish heart of make it a daily habit. To list things as they come share them with you. So I'm daring to take the "Joy Dare," and I pray that as I count the gifts that my Father bestows on me, my gratitude will equal greater joy in Him.

Three things about Myself I am Grateful For:

#1 The touch of keys that open my heart

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Project 365: Week 52b "christmas time"

Saturday, December 24, 2011

After a morning of cooking and cleaning and last minute here and theres, we had a late lunch (or was it an early dinner??  Linner?  Dunch?  Who knows with these crazy Davidsons...) with some of the Davidson family. These two were completely occupied with Uncle Aubrey's binoculars, which he sent them home with, by the way. Thanks, Uncle Aubrey!!

And then Saylor and I got to church early to do a little sangin'.

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