#274 - #363... April's grace-gifts... from the Giver of good gifts, the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
3 gifts round:
:: My man and my little man playing basketball on our driveway.
:: Bags bulging round filled with food for the Food Bank! ♥
:: Fellow church leaders sitting in a round circle meeting together over lunch.
3 gifts white:
:: Stacked of white papers = income tax returns, all filed!
:: White flower buds on my Pachysandra plants.
:: Winding down the day with just some white noise.
3 gifts surprisingly found:
:: Some extra time to blog in-spite of a super busy day!
:: My boy's bed neatly made. :-)
:: Leftovers, turned into a yummy lunch!
3 gifts in His Word:
:: 2 Corinthians 9:8-15... especially how it it worded in The Message! Just. Wow!
:: 1 Corinthians 15:55-58... thankful for victory through Jesus!
:: "Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples — when they see the love you have for each other." (John 13:34-35, The Message).
3 gifts @ 11am, 2pm, 6pm:
:: The aroma of bacon frying... mmmmm!
:: Finishing up my work day early.
:: My family all together at day's end.
3 gifts nailed together:
:: Jesus' nail-pierced hands... for my sins.
:: New garden boxes to grow veggies in the backyard!
:: A wooden lattice for climbing plants.
3 gifts waited for:
3 gifts rising up:
:: Beautiful sunshine!
:: Praise... on Easter Sunday morning! ♥
a gift hiding, held, heard:
:: Pachysandra plants underneath dried up grasses... ready for transplanting!
:: Garden dirt. :-)
:: Birds chirping.
3 gifts opened up:
:: Adult hearts opened up by youth testimonies.
:: Teachable moments while volunteering at my boy's school.
:: Door to the backyard letting the Spring breeze into the kitchen.
3 gifts budding/blooming:
:: My flaming yellow Forsythia bush!
:: Tulips! ♥
:: Budding shrubs all over my garden.
3 gifts worn:
:: My Crocs!
:: Waking up with fleece PJs on cold Spring mornings.
:: My plaid Spring coat.
3 gifts bright:
:: The sun... it's been shining all week long!
:: Bright HOPE for tomorrow... for children sponsored through Compassion!
:: Bright news... a merit increase at work!
3 gifts found looking up:
:: Beautiful clear blue skies.
:: Help from the Lord!
:: Birds singing their songs!
a gift in a bag, in a box, in a book:
3 hard eucharisteos:
:: A chronic condition.
:: Coming to an acceptance of things hard to understand...
:: Busy seasons in life...
3 gifts woven together:
3 gifts inherited:
:: My kids' love for the game of basketball.
:: Her old blue cooking pot.
3 gifts square:
:: The many conversations around our almost square dining table.
a gift stacked, stashed, stilled:
:: Letters from our Compassion children stashed in folders!
:: Newborns being stilled by their mommies... saw quite a few this week.
3 gifts found in Christ:
:: The Way.
:: The Truth.
:: The Life.
3 gifts close:
:: Leaf buds... still closed... yet full of promise.
:: Tired eyes... closing to sleep at the end of a busy day.
:: When God closes the door, He always opens a window! ♥
3 gifts reflecting:
:: Sunshine through my home office window.
:: On how "hurry always empties a soul..."
3 gifts fragile:
:: How my mind can sometimes be... thankful for grace.
:: Certain relationships... thankful for grace.
:: Emotions on certain days... thankful for grace.
a gift cloth, steel, wood:
:: Purple jerseys... my boy's school basketball team's awesome season.
:: Our still trusty 15-year-old station wagon.
:: Wooden spoon stirring batter for chocolate cupcakes.
3 gifts moving:
:: Hands moving to ice cupcakes for a birthday boy.
:: Hands moving on the keyboard... earning a wage.
:: Hands moving to sew a costume for a school play.
3 gifts "ugly beautiful":
:: Opportunity to be an influence to children at my boy's school... can be tough at times.
:: Speaking the truth in love...
:: Talking to my boy about life's hard things...
3 gifts orange:
:: My home office walls.
:: Freshly-squeezed orange juice!
:: My Roots purse! ♥
3 gifts in dirt:
:: Hands digging in Spring's garden dirt! ♥
:: Chives sprouting up from dirt in plant pot.
:: Dirt in mounds waiting to be cultivated.
a gift given, made, sacrificed:
:: A thank-you gift for my son's basketball coach.
:: Home-made dinner... after many nights of eating out.
:: Time to read... opting for sleep instead.
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