"...We have a strong city;
He sets up the walls and ramparts for security.
Open the gates,
that the righteous nation may enter,
The one that remains faithful.
The steadfast of mind
You will keep in perfect peace,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust int he LORD forever,
For in God the LORD we have an everlasting rock..."
Isaiah 26:1b-4 (NASB)
In a heart where thankfulness is chosen,
Thankfulness and trust travel together, hand in hand ~
meeting with both joy and sorrow,
relief and suffering,
ease and hardship,
courage and fear,
delight and irritation...
perfect peace reigns!
this week's gratitude list
(#s 1201 - 1223)
the end in sight
all day Friday at the pool
watching the kids' faces as they received their awards
the thrill of victory
the fun of congratulating a friend's great performance
competitive water polo games
daring dives off the platform
the satisfaction that comes with pushing yourself to a new height... trying something that is new and scary and finding it fun
friends who pitch in and serve... taking photos, tying plastic bags filled with Koolaid or cookies, bringing peanut butter covered crackers for a much needed snack...
oversleeping... and finally starting to feel rested again
looking forward to literacy
ladies who want to learn to read their Bibles
metal trusses and looking forward to seeing work on the roof start
shared chwarmas and conversation in the AC
getting ready to move
packing and finding things that we thought we'd lost
songs about swimming and summer time hanging out at the pool
looking forward to free afternoons and time to take my kiddos to the pool
anticipating visitors... and being able to actually see target arrival days on the calendar without flipping too many pages
yearbooks, sparking wonderful memories, for sale... now!
her grins as she sees what friends have written in the yearbook