17 September 2012

Multitude Monday - 1000 Gifts ~ Through the Flood

We're back to school today.

Not often that you get to celebrate back to school twice in one academic year.

I hope to post more pictures later this week.

I'm amazed, grateful, humbled, encouraged... yes, very tired, since Elsie Mae was also quite sick with malaria this last week.

And this is one of those rare times when I don't have words...

But these are the words of thanksgiving I'm praying to God - today for sure... and probably for many days to come.

You let men ride over our heads; 
we went through fire and water, 

but you brought us to a place of abundance. 
Psalm 66.12

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. 
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; 
the flames will not set you ablaze. 
Isaiah 43.2

You have shown your people desperate times; 
you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
Psalm 60.3

He brought me out into a spacious place; 
he rescued me because he delighted in me. 
Psalm 18.9

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Deuteronomy 31.8

 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil: 
for thou art with me; 
thy rod and thy staff they comfort
Psalm 23.4

Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; 
surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him. 
Psalm 32.6

this week's gratitude list:

(#'s 3097 - 3122)

God's Word, speaking to every situation

His Words for when we have no words

that the lightening didn't cause more damage

my brave, sweet Elsie Mae with all the IVs and medicines and painful "shots" of antibiotics... she never complained nor cried and kept her lovely sense of humor the whole time she was at the clinic

seeing my little gal running around healthy and laughing and playing and full of energy

sand covered but clad only in their panties little girls digging in the sand like puppies... anyone else remember that kids' book: The Digging-est Dog (or something like that)?

...and she can swallow pills, so that makes taking the quinimax (for malaria) so much easier! 

tricycles next to trees so they can be climbed

laughing (when we shouldn't) at goats on the roof of the corolla

planted basil... now hopefully it grows

bananas almost ripe

pineapples really growing

baby mango trees

distracted by friends during a thunderstorm - so no tears

safe arrivals

new "red" computer

fixed router

protection and wisdom

praying for protection and wisdom

a superbly fun and delightful Saturday afternoon with new friends from that "land down under" celebrating our brand new 6 year old!

watching girls try vegemite

threading meat, zucchini and onions on skewers for some super yummy brochettes marinated in something I made up and that tasted really, really yummy - too bad I'll never be able to recreate it again!

finishing a really hard read that really made me think

Photo credit: Linda Watt


  1. Thanks for visiting me, glad your little one is well again!

  2. I am so glad you little one is doing well...how it much be so hard to see a little one suffer like that...oh my vegemite...i will eat just about anything...but that was a challenge for me:) blessings as you start up the new year:)

  3. i don't mind the vegemite taste so much, but i can't get past the beer-ish smell.

    we are very glad and relieved our girl is doing so well now!


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