Monday, October 11, 2010

Multitude Monday, Take 179

Thanking God this week for...

976. a flurry of motivation to clean and declutter
977. fuzzy socks
978. encouragement from Isaiah 41 and 43
979. a surprise phone call from a dear friend
980. a surprise run-in with a local friend whom I never get to see, at Kroger

981. beautifully domed loaves of bread...having more luck with Marjorie's recipe than anything else I've tried!
982. the beautiful, godly women in my life--ones who have been around for 13+ years and ones who have only been around for a month
983. their intercession for me
984. the quality of autumn sunlight
985. a donut date with my little buddy

986. extended time to play outside, thanks to...
987. absolutely gorgeous weather
988. two more meals in the freezer for postpartum
989. a phone date with a dear friend; her encouragement and wisdom
990. the sounds of Steve and Elijah playing together

991. Elijah's pajama getup the other night, courtesy of Daddy: striped PJ pants and the (terribly clashing) striped t-shirt he'd been wearing all day
992. Elijah, at breakfast one morning: "Let's read a Jesus story!"
993. kitchen experiments, even the unimpressive ones (fried green tomatoes: eh.)
994. blessing me with peace and contentment while I wait
995. speaking truth to my heart in the middle of the night

996. the opportunity to give birth in the fall, when the season is changing so visibly and beautifully
997. soup for my family and extra for a man at church who's having surgery
998. the blessing of feeling the baby kick and squirm in my belly
999. a family outing at the pumpkin patch with some church family
1000. fields shot through with some sort of plant that has turned blazing red--gorgeous!

1001. hitting 1000 gifts with no signs of slowing, because His mercies and gifts are new and abundant every morning

holy experience


livinginbetween said...

Yay for reaching 1,000!!

Giving thanks with you for godly women, autumn sunlight and DONUT dates! I need to do that soon. :)

And I love it when dads dress the kids. You just never know . . .

Debbie said...

Very cool that you hit 1,000! I am getting close!

Unknown said...

YAY!!! 1,000 moments of thanks!!! Love your list! :)

Danielle said...

My experiment with fried green tomatoes was about the same. Eh. Congratulations on 1,000!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

how cool! I just started my list today and seeing you at 1000 is so encouraging!

Jessie Rae said...

mmmmmmmm! Donut Dates are my fave!

Janis Van Keuren said...

Congrats on reaching 1000. I'm a fall baby and it's my favorite season. So I was especially touched by your gratitude of giving birth in a season when everything is full of vibrant color.
May you continue looking for His blessings everyday. I especially liked Ann's post today. Need to see the holy in the ordinary more.


Grandma Sue said...

...a flurry of motivation...we all know what that means ;)

Amy said...

don't get too excited, Grandma - that one was from early last week :) I keep track throughout the week and summarize on Mondays!

Sandra Leigh said...

I was looking through Marjorie's site for the bread recipe you were referring to. Did you use all of those beans/grains and grind them up to make the flour, or did you use something else for the flour?
If you did use them, were the beans dried or canned?

I made some really good whole wheat honey bread the other week that turned out great, but I'm looking for a new recipe to try.

Thanks! Sandra

Amy said...

Sandra, I tried Marjorie's Ezekiel bread once with terrible results - not sure if that was because my yeast was old or what. I haven't been brave enough to try it again, even though I now have ALL those grains/beans in the cupboard!

The recipe I'm currently having success with is just a basic whole wheat--though it's significantly different than the other whole wheat bread recipes I've used (I've tried several). I'll email it to you.