Multitude Monday 1/3/11

What I am thankful to God for, today-the first Monday of 2011. After a year (or two?) of weekly gratitude posts, it is getting harder to think of new items I haven’t listed. That is one of the reasons I think this is such a healthy habit….the stretching of mind and heart to NOTICE. God’s mercies are new every morning. My eyes just need to be open to those mercies! But it’s been 5 minutes. and so far, all I can think of is…hot coffee…I’ll keep trying…!

A new, fresh year full of promise.

No Homeschool Co-op this week, so I have a little more time to ease back into school with the kids.

Josiah, who was doing school this WEEKEND, anyway.

spicy hummus and baby carrots

My dear friends oldest son (such a sweet boy!) staying with us for an entire week!

Christmas decorations taken down, and how i love re-arranging the furniture/decor in the house. Our home feels so simple and fresh, without the bright lights and colors of the holiday decorations.

my generous father-in-law, who (without my knowing it!) quickly and quietly repaired a junky old dresser I bought, 24 hours after I asked him to “just look at it for me?”

I ran 7 miles on Friday and could still walk (upright, even!) on Saturday.

clementines. little orange balls of yummy happiness.

the way the cat curls up in front of the heat dish.

a new coffee mug (see? i didn’t say coffee!)

when the opening notes of a favorite worship song starts up, and both my husband and oldest son look over at me in church and just grin, because they know i am probably going to start crying as i sing along. because they know me.

a tall stack of books on the nightstand.

white frost on the ground and happy birds, grateful for the suet cakes we offer.

1 Samuel 17, and the way God gives courage to charge against my own Goliath.

the way Caleb hugs so fiercely.

pulling a tub of dark green, grated zucchini out of the freezer to make a breakfast cake for the boys, and having that bit of July to enjoy on a frozen January.


About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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