Monday, July 16, 2012

Everything is Eucharisteo

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area in Milton, Ontario.
What in the world, in all this world, is grace?
All is grace.
I believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and I am saved and I see through the woods of the world: God is always good and I am always loved.
God is always good and I am always loved.
Everything is eucharisteo.
Everything *is* eucharisteo, friends!
This week has definitely been a beautiful example of this truth!

From experiencing Haiti, not only all the pain and suffering but more importantly, the hope that our Haitian brothers and sisters possess... through my computer screen by following Ann Voskamp and an Advocate Team from Compassion Canada... by reading What You Really Need to Know Before You Step Out into the World... to witnessing How the American Dream becomes Christmas in July... to seeing Haitian children sponsored within minutes of Ann posting their photos on Facebook... I went from shedding tears, to smiling, to praising, to worshiping God... He *truly* is always good and truly, everything *is* eucharisteo!

From feeling the joy seeing my boy and his friend work on a presentation about the Millennium Development Goals to present at the school board level... to oozing happiness hearing my girl invite her friend to participate in doing compassion initiatives with our church... to putting my thoughts together for this blog post on being a Missional Mom... He *truly* is always good and truly, everything *is* eucharisteo!

From digesting these two teaching pieces by Dr. Andrew Farley and relishing in the truth that just His grace alone is truly enough for me... to learning more about our church's Anabaptist roots and being challenged anew by the fact that we are part of a Kingdom that has given us a radical counter-cultural mission in this world... He *truly* is always good and truly, everything *is* eucharisteo!

From seeing momentum build for this Benefit Concert that our family is putting together in order to build a Compassion Child Development Centre in the Philippines... to seeing many come forward with sponsorship money for this purpose... to many others taking piles and piles of tickets to help sell... to experiencing a few cold receptions and non-responses... He *truly* is always good and truly, everything *is* eucharisteo!

From saying goodbye to my parents as they end their visit with us... to spending a couple hours helping a friend pack for a move... to experiencing the beauty of God's creation at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area... to a beautiful Saturday morning spent walking in the forest and hanging out by the lakeside... He *truly* is always good and truly, everything *is* eucharisteo!


As I continue to count grace-gifts, with a grateful heart... for gifts from a God who is always good... these are the things I am thankful for this week... #1477 - #1486:

:: Momentum building for Eucharisteo: A Celebration of Joy... dreaming big and praying lots!
:: Summer basketball for my girl.
:: Visiting with a new friend.
:: Dinner with my parents before they left.
:: Time to read...
:: Lighter work load at work during the summer months.
:: Planning for our summer vacation.
:: Being outdoors and in nature.
:: Everyone in the family serving at church on Sunday morning.
:: A meeting to wrap-up the ministry year at church and seeing God's goodness and His grace!

Happy Monday, friends!
May you be looking forward, as I am, to a new week of being awed by a God who is always good and who always loves!
I am of chronic soul amnesia, ever the losing of memory, ever the surprise of remembering, circling again into the old new ways, always re-found. I empty of truth and need the refilling. I need come again every day, bend, clutch and remember, for who can gather the manna but once, hoarding, and mind store away sustenance for all of their living?
Let's soar into this new week together, friends... let's do justice, love mercy and walk humbly!

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1 comment:

  1. wow... love the pics. Catching up on Ann's posts. Crazy busy with getting my girl to SL.

    Much love,
    Teena

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