Monday, September 10, 2012

Giving Thanks Anyway

Being sick in the middle of a work team isn't the best timing.  Ok, so I guess there is really never a good time to be sick.  There are a few posts swirling around in my head today as I try to be productive, but just want to curl up under my blanket and live there for a week.  This one today: the green grass isn't a place- it's a person, reminded me of this one: the grass is greener where you water it,  which reminded me of this one I wrote last year: watering my grass with gratitude

It would be quite easy to sit down in my stuffy nosed, hacking-up-a-lung, weary state and just bewail the fact that I have to cook dinner for 11 people tonight.  But instead, I will choose to be thankful for the One who is strength in my weakness.  {Ok, so maybe I'll wallow in some tea and honey and then give thanks.  But here is the gratitude I've scribbled down this weekend anyway.}

6765.  pumpkin muffins.  a taste of autumn.
6766.  DIY Pumpkin Spice Syrup in my coffee

6767.  chicken noodle soup- even if I had to make it myself
6768.  a husband who sends me to bed to rest
6769.  cold medicine

6771.  a sink full of silver- hidden treasure of hospitality- well fed guests.

6772.  Sabbath- a day of rest, beauty and creativity
6773.  Sunday afternoon nap on the couch with our boys
6774.  rainy afternoon snuggles
6775.  them not being too big yet
6776.  You- strength in my weakness.
6777.  this earthen vessel- that the power may be of God and not me.


  1. Gratitude-the key to everything <3 Praying that you are feeling much better soon my friend <3 I love the things that you are thankful for, the soup (even though you had to make it yourself) and the kitchen sink full of treasure......if we learn to see things through God's eyes, everything changes!! It's beautiful -thank you for sharing!!

  2. I just spent a three hour tour to the doctor with my son who is missing school due to his upper respiratory virus. Virus wasn't the word I wanted to hear after three hours! It sounds like you may have something similar. I hope you feel better soon and may God give you the grace and energy needed to feed the hungry around your table. I've been to Rwanda many times but not Uganda - yet. Beautiful part of the world, in heart and landscape. Blessings to you.

  3. Hope you can take some time for yourself and rest up. Blessings.

  4. So many wonderful gifts... even while being sick! I hope you are feeling better soon. I love the way you saw the gift of the silver in your sink. Just beautiful! :)


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