Monday, November 05, 2012

Multitude Monday, Take 265

"When I realize that it is not God who is in my debt but I who am in His great debt, then doesn't all become gift? For He might not have." (Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts, p. 94)

Thanking God this week for all the things He didn't have to give me, but generously gave anyway, including...

4420. lively discussions with people I disagree with
4421. reminders that authors/bloggers I dislike are real people and probably sisters in Christ, however much I may be convinced that they are wrong
4422. the smell of browned butter
4423. downtown businesses generously handing out candy to preschool trick-or-treaters
4424. my oblivious boys forgetting all about the candy after we got home

4425. encouragement and prayers from dear friends
4426. huge piles of leaves
4427. pizza for supper, spur of the moment
4428. the great relationship Steve has with his boss
4429. prayer challenges/guides

4430. snuggle time with sick Elijah
4431. grace to admit when I am wrong and apologize
4432. friends who will pray for me and call when I am a wreck
4433. knowing me completely and still loving me
4434. granting others the grace to know me and love me in spite of it all

4435. a gorgeous day at Fall Creek Falls
4436. the beautiful ladies who are planning the retreat with me
4437. sunlight filtered through trees
4438. cliff dropoffs
4439. the side of Steve that hiking brings out

4440. Elijah's enthusiasm and adventurousness
4441. silvery bare trees among the remaining colors
4442. the thrill of exploring, not knowing what we would find
4443. Steve suggesting a burger stop for dinner on the way home
4444. post-bath snuggles with Jude

4445. quiet, restful Sunday afternoon
4446. sitting, *seeing*, laughing with my boys
4447. our pastor's wonderful sermons from Acts
4448. the way He redeems and uses sinners like Paul and like me
4449. His sovereign love and grace overcoming our stubborn wills

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