Monday, October 31, 2011

Dark Mornings...

Wow, 7AM is getting dark these days! It's been tougher for me to wake up for sure. I can't wait for Daylight Savings Time to end this coming weekend so that mornings will be bright again.

The good news is... I am keeping up with my HelloMornings Challenge each day, in spite of the darkness. The verses that I read brighten my morning... a welcome balm for the soul as the sun rises at the same time.

It's been another busy week for our family... an out-of-the-ordinary one for me as I had to venture out of the house a few times for meetings... which made for an interesting, but jam-packed week.

The verses I read this morning are a good reminder... to be thankful... even for jam-packed weeks:
Always be joyful and never stop praying. Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 CEV
With that in mind, this week's 1,000 Gifts list continues with #1072 - #1090, grace-gifts which have no end...

~ Two of my Compassion Child Packs got sponsored... just before expiring!
~ Time to finish reading the book Fast Living... a must-read!
~ My girl auditioning for the Music Team at church... and got in. :-)
~ Insurance covering my acupuncture treatments.
~ Tea time and catching up with a friend.
~ Empty Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes leaving my garage!
~ My girl's team winning basketball games, after losing so many.
~ Breakfast with a dear friend.
~ Learning more about the Compassion ministry of our church... and,
~ Getting a firmer understanding of how I can contribute more effectively... and,
~ Feeling excitement about what we can accomplish together as a church!
~ Helping a sponsor fill out paperwork to sponsor a Compassion child.
~ Shopping for items to fill our 50 empty shoeboxes.
~ Our whole family packing shoeboxes together... fun times!
~ Saturday brunch with Tony Campolo at the Pregnancy Care Centre.
~ Unplanned visit to friends' home resulting in a Compassion child sponsorship!
~ Our whole family volunteering at a Compassion event.
~ A smooth-sailing work week in spite of it being jam-packed with other things.
~ Grace that sustains... nourishes... gives strength.

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  1. It makes me so excited to read how involved you are with Compassion. Our turn will come, but for now we have to work on helping our little girls continue their adjustment.


  2. You have much to be thankful for!!

    I love to see your ministry with Compassion just taking off.