Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Multitude Monday.....On Wednesday: Gifts 269-287

Keeping up with my  Multitude Monday list of Gratitude, on Wednesdays for now, because that's what's workin' for me! ; )

"Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise."
~ George Herbert


269.  Projects that turn out just as I expected =)


270.  Clean floors, courtesy of a 9 year old


271.  Folded laundry, courtesy of an 11 year old


272.  Clean litter box, courtesy of anyone but me ; )

273.  Having everything I needed for a spur-of-the-moment dinner idea


274.  Schooling in the summer.....what a blessing this is for us, living on OUR schedule (for the most part) so that we can maintain a less-stressed-out pace and take breaks when we need/feel like throughout the year


275.  Seeing progress in my mad organizational spree I have been on


276.  Friends made through blogging, that I never would have otherwise "met"

277.  Fun notifications that appeal to the "Diva" in me ; ) ......such as another "Stylish Blogger Award"....


thank you, Connie from Green Family-Life....you made me =) today!

278.  When my husband gets the coffee all set the night before, eliminating one more thing I have to do at the end of the day =)


279.  Deodorant, something you should never take for granted in the kind of heat we have ; )


280.  Boys who keep life so interesting in so many ways, such as....


281.  ...putting a sweet arm around my shoulders, and when I glance to my right.....there's a bright green lizard staring me in the face!!!! And......


282.  ...discovering a renegade pirate in my house when I turn around a corner:


....and....

283. .....finding Mr. Tough Guy taking a Sunday nap with all the things every  well-prepared 11 year old might need:  a shotgun, a pistol and his Sword (Bible)! =)


284.  A nine year old, all set to head to the grocery store with me ~ "I'm ready to handle the smoke!", he said (due to nearby fires).


285.  A rainy afternoon (while we need a lot more, I'm thankful for the little we got)

286.  An *awesome* Middle School youth pastor, who faithfully loads pictures and videos onto facebook and sends frequent text updates of our kids who are singing, serving and telling others about Christ's love for them on their mission trip/choir tour!

287.  My not-such-a-baby girl, who comes home tonight! =)

In honor of what our Middle School group has been doing this week, and this past Sunday's sermon on reaching others for the cause of Christ, my Mustard Seed Planting verse this week is:

“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you
and ordained you that you should
Go & bring forth fruit."
~ John 15:16









7 comments:

Rebecca said...

Your post....simply put....a HUGE smile on my face....wish our 9yos could meet...what fun they would have and the laughter we could enjoy together!

Warren Baldwin said...

Cool post and neat pirate!

Kristi said...

Congratulations! I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award!

http://www.thepottershandacademy.com/?p=153

Theresa Miller said...

That verse does a great job of putting us in our place. Love it!

Jennifer said...

I have helpful children and a helpful husband too! I am more grateful for them than I can express. They enable me a little bit of time to be . . . me and work on my writing!

Lisa notes... said...

There are so many things I love on your list too. Having help in the house…doing a little school in the summer so the regular year isn’t as hectic…deodorant (!)…

Thanks for sharing your list. I always remember things to be thankful for when I read other people’s lists.

Jill said...

To quote a children's song learned in church....♫"I have so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so MUCH.....to be thankful for!"♫, and I agree....reading others lists of thanksgiving is very inspiring and makes the listing contagious! =)