Monday, April 29, 2013

Multitude 4.29.13

Giving thanks to God in community for His gifts ...

A Gift in Sky, Water, Memory...
steamy, dark clouds racing through - leaving cool breezes to follow their tracks
dry, floating assaults of pollen trapped and tranquilized for the day by merciful moisture
the little strawberry dress -worn by many sisters - brought out from storage for more classic cuteness

A Gift Wrinkled, Smoothed, Unfolded...
the printed softball schedule that seems to order our days
the situation where I found just enough courage to be gently honest
this marvelous narrative He's finishing in us

3 Gifts Found in Christ...

3 Things Blue...
cups for stacking
dough for playing
Lego for building

A Grace Borrowed, Found, Inherited...
coconut lime spritz from the daughter down the hall
the "other" flip flop for the curly headed one
the joy of shared lives

A Gift Before Dawn, At Noon, After Dark...
full night's rest
full bellies and brains
full house

3 Gifts in the Kitchen...
green apple hand soap
ripe red tomatoes bobbing in a sea of crisp salad
crumbs and splatters all over the floor - indicating busy, well-fed folks

3 Graces Found in Friends...
timely texts
grace and gratitude
enthusiastic encouragement

A Song Heard, A Soft Word, Light Seen...
"The Giving" by Michael W. Smith
"You're really handsome," the littlest darling whispers to calm her agitated dad.
This truth of brokenness and beauty

3 Old Things Seen New...
our cars requiring no debt
clothes handed down - well-worn textiles ready for fresh models
Luke's batting helmets on little sisters ... everybody wants to be #18:)

A Gift on a Paper, In a Person, In a Picture...
travel itinerary for July
that blue-eyed man who prays with me
this pile of beauty and fun