Monday, September 20, 2010

"I thank thee more that all our joy is touched with pain"

I thank Thee more that all our joy
Is touched with pain,
That shadows fall on brightest hours,
That thorns remain;
So that earth’s bliss may be our guide,
And not our chain.

-Adelaide Proctor

801. small group - laughing, catching up, encouraging
802. reading an old favorite together in bed..
803. ..and listening to his voice as he reads.
804. a scheduled fall retreat to the Old Homestead
805. "Come Thou Fount", loud and heartfelt
806. encouragement
807. mercy reminders
808. a lovely wedding and time with old friends
809. an old church, a barn, a hayride
810. surprise visit from dear friends
811. autumn nights, snuggled at home
812. hopeful answers
813. Dad's CAT scan that declared him finally "cancer free"!
814. fellowship with God's people and ministry dreams

holy experience

4 comments:

  1. Oh I love Come Thou Fount. There is something about that song that I resonates deep in my soul.

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  2. #813- happy dance! Praise Him! love the list and the poem

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  3. Praise be to God for medical reports to let us know the cancer is gone! Come Thou Fount...so beautiful and encouraging.
    I join you in gratitude!
    blessings to you
    ~a

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  4. Counting along with you ... As always, a delight to splash in thankfulness all around.

    Splashin,
    Sara

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