June 19, 2015

June 17, 2015

June Gifts


50. God's faithfulness
51. His undying love
52. That we are already seated in heaven
53. More grateful
54. More prayerful
55. More loved
56. Trees loaded with raindrops 
57. Extended family
58. Books
59. Rainbows
60. Dew drops on spider webs 
61. Morning mist
62. Distance 
63. Waiting on God's timing
64. Leadership
65. Holding hands in prayer
66. Conversation
67. An old table with lots of memories attached
68. Purified water
69. Jaden's "good mornings"
70. Our sins washed as white as snow by the blood of the Lamb
71. Dad's wisdom
72. Mom's soft hands
73. Brenda's faithful service
74. Owl shirt
75. Warm blankets on chilly nights
76. Cotton sheets 
77. My names art given and created by Mom
78. Family picture from last year and all the smiles
79. Philippians 4:13 
80. Dates 
81. Flat bread, warm with melting butter on top
82. Fresh tomatoes from our garden
83. Fingernails
84. God's leading in our lives, and how we don't understand but follow, trusting
85. Being home
86. Smiles
87. Condolences 
88. Hugs to Dad on his way to the office 
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"What shall I render to the Lord
    for all his benefits to me?
13 
I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name of the Lord,
14 
I will pay my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people."

Psalm 116:12-14


June 3, 2015

June Gifts

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29. Grilled veggies
30. Helping others and how in fact it helps me
31. Phoebe's sunset
32. van Gogh's Starry Night
31. Hebrews 6:19 painted in words above my head each night 
32. A tummy full of delicious and nutritious food
33. A heart full of love 
34. A mind full of ideas
35. Lavender essential oil
36. Fragrant candles
37. Freshly cut grass
38. Key necklace from SH because I helped her look for her lost key
39. Mold growing in the garage, and how it is teaching me to be patient and trust God
40. Raven's hug last night 
41. Isaiah 12:1-3 
And in that day you will say:
“O Lord, I will praise You;
Though You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.
Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘For Yah, the Lordis my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’” 
Therefore with joy you will draw water
From the wells of salvation."  
42. Jeremiah 31:33-34
"But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
43. Hosea 6:1-3 
"Come, let us return to the Lord;
    for he has torn us, that he may heal us;
    he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
 After two days he will revive us;
    on the third day he will raise us up,
    that we may live before him.
 Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;
    his going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us as the showers,
    as the spring rains that water the earth.”
44. My ability to walk unhindered
45. the Vue
46. Bike
47. My dad's patience and kindness when he communicates, no matter if he is mad
48. His affection and love which is security to my life
49. His prayers and scripture memorization 

June 2, 2015

June gifts

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1. Tiger lilies
2. Oranges which are almost my favorite fruit, and so refreshing
3. Jaden's favorite color being orange 
4. Phoebe's cheeky humor
5. Silly meme's on facebook
6. Snapchat photos
7. Dad's affection in the morning
8. Encouraging words from Mom
9. Jo's thank you's 
10. New Creation, old has passed, new has come
11. Daughter, co-heir with Jesus
12. Sanctified because of Jesus' blood
13. The Father hearing and knowing my prayers before they are uttered
14. Heaven's perfection and happiness
15. Rules which God has given to protect me, because of His great love
16. Brown, dead black berry bushes in the winter, transformed into glorious, fruit producing vines come spring
17. Our sins which are washed away, changing us from crimson to white as snow
18. Caterpillar to monarch, the metamorphosis of beauty
19. God's faithfulness, justice, mercy, and love in the Psalms
20. How thankfulness / graditude can transform even the most ugly heart into one singing Joy to God
21. We were created to do good works; Jesus went about doing good; my life ministry needs to be doing good to those who need me, no matter their life situation
22. Waiting on God to provide for my needs, learning patience
23. Separation from my brothers which makes our reunions more joyful and our time together more meaningful
24. Silence
25. Seeing Joel and Christine, Caleb and Claudia, Jason and Jessica and Lili on Saturday and Sunday
26. SOUL church on the parking lot in downtown Dallas and all the joyful people there praising Jesus, unified
27. Finding the Etude by Chopin after searching for it for a while
28. Waking up before my alarm went off and having a productive morning because of that