Monday, October 28, 2013

3 gifts in Christ

1. Grace
2. Hope of Heaven
3. Strength and courage -- I can do all things through Him!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A gift humbling, honoring, happy

1. Recognizing that I am not enough
2. My husband recognizing that I try hard.
3. Neighborhood fun

Saturday, October 26, 2013

3 gifts extravagant

1. Grace
2. Time available for closet cleaning
3. 3 days in a row of not making dinner.

Friday, October 25, 2013

3 gifts enjoying

1. Dinner out with Mark
2. End of a work week
3. Phone call with my dad

Thursday, October 24, 2013

3 gifts accomplished

1. Minor tasks that I have procrastinated
2. Work success
3. Evening of pure relaxation

3 gifts begun

1. Morning
2. Dinner
3. Sleep

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A gift silent, still, strong

1. Morning
2. Dog napping on my lap
3. Foundation of Jesus... My hope is built on nothing less!

Monday, October 21, 2013

3 gifts undervalued

1. Others taking initiative
2. Fresh roasted pumpkin seeds
3. Grace from customers

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I've been here before

I feel it. It is a familiar urge to act. I used to jump at the opportunity. Trusting without question the Source. Knowing that no matter what my Protector and Provider would catch me if I stumbled. An adventure with my Waymaker was always irresistible.

This time I sense the call. But this time, my emotions are somewhere between trust and fear. This time, there is a man and a girl. There is so much more to consider. And, yet, if my instinct is correct, than the Caller already knows the stakes, and yet He beckons.

3 gifts unconventional

1. Mark and I individually coming to the same thought at the end of today's church service. Still discerning if it is insane or God-led.
2. Friend, Dawn, who spends her life in service to homeless vets.
3. Sleeping instead of watching the Packers. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

3 gifts unexpected

1. No work calls on Saturday.
2. Unexpected kindness and engagement from Whitefish Bay soccer families.
3. Fun, fuller-than-expected family day

Friday, October 18, 2013

A gift shared, saved, surrendered

1. Char Rosie
2. Notes and voicemails from my mama
3. To sleep from exhaustion

Thursday, October 17, 2013

3 gifts ugly-beautiful

1. Ugly is the truth that sometimes I still feel anger toward my ex-husband. I hate that it ever bothers me that he is happy. That slime ball married some poor girl and he doesn't deserve a second chance. My human nature wants his misery. Beautiful is my Savior, Jesus, that loves us both and wants the best for us. Neither of us deserves it.
2. Ugly is the insanity of American power in politics. Beautiful is the knowledge that my Father in Heaven rules them all.
3. Ugly is my sin. Beautiful is His grace.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

3 gifts said

1. I am thinking of you.
2. I love you.
3. Yes.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

3 gifts reaped

1. The rewards of hard work.
2. The joy (and grace) of belonging to God.
3. The fun of having a silly family.

3 gifts falling

1. Beautiful, bright colored leaves
2. The grace of getting back up (post fall)
3. Family that loves me anyway