1,000 GIFTS, #615 to #638

Monday, May 28, 2012

Multitudes on Mondays (and knowing that His Grace abounds every other day too). Just keep counting...just keep counting...just keep counting...

615. Mercy - His Mercy. Mercy that triumphs...still relishing the Bible study on James

616. Granddaughters...turning two. TWO years of Madie - of JOY. A Gift from His Hand.

617.  Grandsons...turning two. TWO years of Jackson - of JOY. A Gift from His Hand.

618. Praying and believing God for a special word and then when my Pastor gets up to preach and reminds us that "the Power is in the Word," and then being blessed as God delivers that special word to my heart.

619. Anticipation...
620. Delight...

621. My oldest son and his children, (my two oldest grandchildren) came and stayed with us for a week while my daughter-in-law was out of the country visting her sister who is a missionary. He shared at church that Sunday that "you always need your mom."  It was Mother's Day and I was blessed by that.

622. Getting to hear my son preach the Word. I can't adequately convey what that does to my heart. It stirs me up and I'm thankful for the grace that abounds in our lives.

623. Especially thankful for my mom and my two sisters who are also moms...
624. Picking blueberries and eating them right then...

625. The Super Moon this month.
Psalm 8:3-4, Amplified Bible

3  When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established,

4  What is man that You are mindful of him,
and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?


626. Dusk, my favorite time of day. This evening was especially nice with a cool breeze and these two to enjoy the pond with us...

627. The Garden...for me, it is always the garden, and only because of the Master Gardener who makes it grow, and that He knows my name...

628. Sod...yes, sod for my garden. It was a gift to me and I am very grateful to my hard-working husband who has built my dream garden for me.

629.  Dirt roads in the country...

630. Praying for a little girl not yet born as I sit to work on a baby quilt for her. She is a long-awaited, much prayed for baby girl...due next month...always in His time.

631. Seeing my Dad get much joy from restoring a farm tractor, and much more importantly, seeing him grow in his faith. Zeke had to try out the tractor too.

632. Thankful for a husband who knows how much I love to see the birds come to my feeders.  He took this picture of a goldfinch through our kitchen window and sent it to me...JOY

633. It's fence painting time at the farm. The wood has now cured enough to receive the paint...it is a process - just like everything, it takes time (Ecclesiastes 3). Thankful to our son Jonathan for his help.

634. Last day of preschool - seeing my son Jeremy with his son Zeke...stirred memories of my boys and their JOY at the last day of school...

635. Eight years of marriage celebrated by my oldest son and his bride, Carrie. Thankful for their commitment to each other and to their family and their ministry. 

636. When the weatherman says "scattered showers," I always hope that the scattered showers water my flowers...so thankful for the random rain and a quiet evening at home.

637. These old-fashioned reseeding petunias had their beginnings in my maternal grandmother's garden. I am grateful for a gardening Granny who passed her love on to me.

638. On this Memorial Day Monday I am very grateful for a day set aside to honor our fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives. I was raised in a military family with a Dad who served 3 tours in Vietnam. We live in a military town and are blessed to see and worship and fellowship with living heroes.  With all the problems that abound, I'd still rather live here in America than anyplace else I know. This picture was taken just this morning here at our farm. Those are my father's flags. He is a living hero too.  
Blessings,
Gran Jan

5 Responses:

Andrea Dawn said...

Love the sprinkler image and the scripture in your header . . . one of my favourites. Great list of thank-you's and I agree that grandchildren bring such JOY! Visiting from Multitudes on Monday.

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Beautiful, as always, my friend. Thank you for being such an encouragement to me. I'm finding I need an extra bit of it these day and I always find it right here at your bloggy home. Love from your North Georgia friend.

Cindy in PA said...

Your backyard/garden is beautiful and I loved the picture of the scattered showers watering your flowers. Thank you for sharing your list this week. Blessings!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I'm on 1015 on my list. i just kept going and going. Can't stop now that I started! I certainly enjoyed your gifts today. Especially those precious grands.... oh, how I love being a NANA!

His Jules said...

I loved this Jan, your grands are so precious! I love your garden!! I am a wanttobe gardener, I want to, but its not to be! Daylillies and hydrangeas are two of my favorites. May I ask what app you are using for your Bible? I love the way you can highlight scripture with that one. Thanks again for sharing your gifts with us!

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