Monday, October 18, 2010

O give thanks to Him who came

O give thanks to Him Who came
In a mortal, suffering frame—
Temple of the Deity—
Came for rebel man to die;
In the path Himself hath trod
Leading back His saints to God.

-Josiah Conder

Counting my blessings this week....

841. being able to take full advantage of autumn and filling it with gratitude
842. the blushing trees
843. creating art for church
844. a walk around Walden Pond with Brian and Chris
845. a mosaic of leaves laying in the pond
846. cleaning my house
847. the newest postcard prayers in the mail
848. photo journeys
849. seeing the sunrise over the bridge each morning
850. a great laugh
851. Brian's artistic inspiration and direction
852. Brian using the cat as a mop.
853. Tara and Monica sharing their secret tea drawer
854. nature walks
855. finding and bringing home the colors of fall 
856. time with Big C
857. Fry and Laurie
858. time to play and laugh with a 3 year old who leaves trails of pinecones for us to come find her. 
859. a friend telling of God's grace in the midst of trial:"As i am going through an adventure this week, i will share this quote: An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."

G. K. Chesterton (and Bob Stallard)

860. Him who came

holy experience


  1. Oh my-what a most gorgeous photo!! All glory to Him Who creates such astounding beauty! Your gifts are lovely :-) visiting you from Ann's. blessings..Trish

  2. You are thankful for cleaning your house? Now that is a grateful spirit I admire =)

  3. i love how so many of the things you're grateful right now have to do with Fall! God gives us the gift of the beautiful seasons...everytime I drink in the beauty of His creation, I am overwhelmed by His love for me...and think just how much more glorious the world to come will be!

  4. Your photo made me gasp! Praise Him. Mailed your card, here's hoping, lol.