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The Joy of Words

TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR:

WORDS!!!

Today, I am especially thankful for the word RAVISH!

ravish — to overwhelm somebody with deep and pleasurable feelings or emotions

RAVISH me, Oh God!  Overwhelm me, not with some sort of silly, childish emotions, but with DEEP and PLEASURABLE feelings and emotions that are based on Your TRUTH!

RAVISH me!

“The more we enjoy of God,
the more we are ravished with delight.”
—Thomas Watson

 

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Running the Race

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR:

Today I find that I am still impressed with my 5-year-old little munchkin who ran 2.8 miles in under 30 minutes last week and then managed to run 2.24 miles in 30 minutes yesterday despite the cold, hard wind, and a muddy & bloody fall… She kept on trucking and taught her mommy a lot about perseverance.

Thank you, God, for Lydi-Lou. ♥

Thank you, Sweet Father, for also giving us Balboa!  What a BOY!  It does my heart good to see him racing along… cold, tired, sore… still pushing… not complaining.  Please make me more like Noah (when he’s running!) 😉  *chuckle*

Hmmmm…  Thank you, Spirit, for reminding me that the complaining of my boy mirrors the complaining of his mother and that the sharp answers and harsh tones of both munchkins  are reflections of their mommy, too!  YIKES!  It’s so gross!  PLEASE help me to get rid of it!  I’m a weak mess!  Thank you that you will not show me these things and leave me here!  Let’s make WAR and destroy this disgusting SELF!

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
~Philippians 1:6

 

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♪♫In the Stars His Handiwork I See… ♪♫

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR:

We got to watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis launch today! It’s always so much better LIVE! I’m in awe that God lets us do that! We are so absolutely NOTHING! I’m thankful, too, that it was a safe and successful launch. What a dangerous thing, when you really dissect what’s going on! Oh! The DETAILS!!!

THANK YOU, God, for letting us have space shuttles and for letting us live in space for months at a time! Thank you for the knowledge (yes, thank you even for the MATH) that goes along with making all of that possible! Thank you, God, that Jeffery Williams is on the ISS right now! I pray that you will RAVISH him! I pray that the two of you will have an unbelievably special time together and that his crew mates will covet a relationship with you because of what they see in him.

Your majesty is Unsearchable, Oh God!

“How you have helped him who has no power!
How you have saved the arm that has no strength!
How you have counseled him who has no wisdom,
and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
With whose help have you uttered words,
and whose breath has come out from you?
The dead tremble
under the waters and their inhabitants.
Sheol is naked before God,
and Abaddon has no covering.
He stretches out the north over the void
and hangs the earth on nothing.
He binds up the waters in his thick clouds,
and the cloud is not split open under them.
He covers the face of the full moon
and spreads over it his cloud.
He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters
at the boundary between light and darkness.
The pillars of heaven tremble
and are astounded at his rebuke.
By his power he stilled the sea;
by his understanding he shattered Rahab.
By his wind the heavens were made fair;
his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways,
and how small a whisper do we hear of him!
But the thunder of his power who can understand?”

~Job 26

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Neck Nuzzling…

TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR:

Well… I’m thankful for LOTS of things today… there are so many wonderful things that God has done and is doing… but at this VERY moment, my thankfulness to God for giving me a fun husband with the most intoxicating neck is most persistent …

I would be so very happy to have my head on his shoulder and my nose buried in his neck FOREVER… So there you have it: Today I am thankful for Charles’ delicious neck! *happy sigh* It’s so safe and comfortable there! ♥

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♪♫ Busting Loose with some Thanksgiving ♫♪

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR:

Jazz, community, beniegts loaded with powdered sugar, dancing and laughing children, tiny (but cozy) living rooms, gumbo, deck time, and good God-picked friends (old and new) to enjoy them with. ♥

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The Mercies of God

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR:

As Charles walks out the door tonight with a heavy heart, to attend a wake for one of his 11-year-old students, my children are happily, cozily, healthily chomping on pizza with not a worry… not a fear.

I am overwhelmed with thankfulness at the mercy of God at letting me be with the M* Munchkins another day. I’m so thankful, too, that that little boy had my husband for his teacher and that God gave Charles many opportunities to share the gospel with him and to be a walking testimony of the power of God to change hearts.

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Chicken Gunk

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR: (I know it’s late… but it’s been a long, busy day!!!) I’ve a lot to be thankful for… just today… BUT-

While many of you know I HATE deboning chicken- so much so that my husband RARELY gets the gumbo he loves, poor thing- I am so very THANKFUL for deboning chicken tonight!!! Crazy, huh?!? Wanna know why? Well… deboning 20lbs of chicken tonight gave me HOURS (I’m slow) to think and be thankful! God is so NICE like that! Just a little taste:

First of all, I was deboning chicken because God has given me some AMAZING friends and I want to hang out with them and be cozy with them and revel in God’s greatness with them and listen to jazz music with them… and it’s fall… and gumbo is cozy and festive… Deboning chicken because I have neato God-given friends is FANTASTIC! I’m so thankful I get to debone chicken to show LOVE to them! I’m so thankful for the godly people God is surrounding us with (it is answered prayer).

Then, while I was deboning chicken, Noah came to me (my hands covered in nasty chicken gunk) and softly said, “Mom, I’m having a really hard time knowing God.” I’m so happy I was covered in chicken gunk and that I got to sit and listen to my son pour out his little heart to me… I will happily debone chicken every day if God will give me more of THAT!

After Noah was in bed, we got a phone call… and because my hands were covered in chicken gunk, and I was on a mission, I couldn’t and wouldn’t answer- so Charles did. Someone was a gazillion times nicer to me and more generous to me than I deserve and while Charles relayed the message to me, I wept and snotted (have no fear, nothing got into the chicken!) and desperately needed to have my nose wiped, but my hands were covered in chicken gunk… and my gorgeous hunk of a husband took a Kleenex and lovingly and tenderly wiped my nose… SEVERAL times! *embarrassed chuckle* I’m so happy I was covered in chicken gunk! It spared me an argument and left me weak and let my husband be strong and tender. Bring on more chicken gunk.

More than all of these amazing and precious things, though, I am so very thankful for my God who can make even CHICKEN GUNK a BLESSING to His silly, selfish, tired children.

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