Monday, May 24, 2010

Give Me a Calm and Thankful Heart

Father, whate'er of earthly bliss
Thy sovereign will denies,

Accepted at Thy throne, let this

My humble prayer, arise:
Give me a calm and thankful heart,
From every murmur free;

The blessing of Thy grace impart,

And make me live to Thee.
-Anne Steele

(listen to a beautiful new version of this old hymn here)

501. Brian's drums during worship
502. a bird-window gift from Dad
503. movie-making with the kids
504. Nancy's surprise little garden
505. snakes, chinchillas, skunks, tarantulas and flying squirrels at school
506. Papa Ginos
507. Jess and Jesse back in MA from Peru
508. beautiful finished collages
509. early morning garden check-ins with Brian
510. finishing wedding photo work
511. bow-ties and blazers
512. Small group
513. dinner with the James siblings
514. Rhema's curls let loose and her Dad, home. 
515. Brian, as he listens to an especially wonderful symphony
516. the woman sitting next to me in the pew and her well-worn Bible
517. homemade whipped cream
518. Ken Ken and Mr. Tara. Enough said. :)
519. inspiring a new gratitude list
520. quiet Sunday afternoons
521. taking my students to the park and stream for the first time this spring...

holy experience


  1. stopping by from a holy experience - what a beautiful blog!! Very clean and appealing!


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  3. I join you in gratitude for homemade whipped cream and quiet Sunday afternoons.
    Lovely list. Haven't visited in awhile because of all the stuff going on in my life. Glad I stopped by today.

  4. Love your blog! linked from Ann @ Holy Experience. It fills my heart *FULL* to know how many worlds are being transformed by something I thought only I did.

  5. I want to go to that stream. How beautiful. I love seeing women at worship with well-worn Bibles. Beautiful list, and I know 'you feel it'. Thanksgiving even for the smallest drop of water, is thanksgiving.
    The hymn is beautiful. we visited a church last week, that sang one of my favorite Irish folk hymns, 'Be thou my vision'. I love old hymns, new & old arrangements.
    Blessings on your week, is school almost out,... is it 'year round'?

  6. Thank you so much for your nice notes! I really appreciated your lists, as well.

    Laura, my school is actually a year-round school...but we do have a week vacation before and after "summer camp". Our summers are much more low-key, too, so it's good. :)