Wednesday, May 23, 2012

MAY I Praise Him With Gratitude! (399-425)

Three Gifts Found in My Mother:

#399  She remembers the exact time I was born.

#400  She knows my personality flaws and still claims me.

#401  She's helped with children, projects, last-minute moments of panic...countless, countless times. And has never complained.


#402  A Gift Picked Up

#403  A Gift Put Away

#404  A Gift Put Back


Three Gifts About Me:

#405  Striving for organization.

#406  Photography, creating, writing. (Especially about inspirational butterflies).

#407  Motivated to be a good steward of my body and to feed my family foods that are raised the way God made them.



Three Gifts Found in His Word:

#408  "Words of power, strong to save, that will never pass away...I will stand on every promise of Your Word."  --Keith Getty


#409  "Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of blue and white, with a great golden crown and a robe of fine linen and purple, and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced. The Jews had light and gladness and joy and honor. And in every province and in every city, wherever the king's command and his edict reached, there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a feast and a holiday. And many from the peoples of the country declared themselves Jews, for fear of the Jews had fallen on them."

Esther 8:15-17


#410  "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; 
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; 
great is your faithfulness.
'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul,
'therefore I will hope in him.'"

Lamentations 3:22-24


#411  A Gift in a Box:  Care package on its way to Africa.

#412  A Gift in a Bag:  How they honored me.

#413  A Gift in a Book:  Healing hope.


Three Gifts Unexpected:





Three Gifts From My Childhood:





#420  A Gift Sweet: Crispy, rich topping.     #421  A Gift Sour: Tart, magenta, favorite rhubarb.

#422  A Gift Salty:  The way Mamaw made it.


Three Gifts Found in Little People:

#423  Innately knowing how to have fun.

#424  Creative, using what's available.

#425  Sharing experiences, laughing together.


There are so many reasons to count...


  1. Gift #411 made me gasp out loud, then brought tears to my eyes.

    Gift #413...I was going to tell you about this book. I read it to myself and then to my kids just last month. The hope of heaven...of seeing our little ones thankful!

    Love you sweet friend!

    1. Yes. I'm going to have a pretty large family 'up' there...

  2. Yes. I'm going to have a pretty large family 'up' there...


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