What I am grateful to God for, this week:
a zippy new car…a Kia Soul! How amazed and blessed and unworthy I feel. I am truly spoiled by God and I don’t understand why–it’s just His generous heart!
family photos lining the windowsill.
the thrum of the dryer tumbling all day on Mondays, catching up with the weekends laundry.
crunchy, salty sunflower seeds on salad.
The Truth Project on Tuesdays, and Isaiah at BSF on Mondays, and our small group on Wednesdays and the FUN of sharing what you are learning from God, with others.
our local library.
the trees are getting pruned today-extra sunshine pouring through the windows.
sitting down with Lee and Claudia and getting our camping trips planned for the year ahead, and even getting reservations made–so much to look forward to!
babies to hold in the nursery every Sunday.
Mexico Ministry-we leave in about 4 weeks, and our funds are almost complete!
how the boys love going through the scrapbooks. still.
a holiday, just to celebrate LOVE.
an early Valentines-steak dinner at Outback last night (and generous Lee and Claudia who aren’t SUPPOSED to get us anything but who always bless us with a restaurant gift card at Christmas!)
this easy-going John who loves me, no matter what. Halfway through our “romantic” date, I realize with embarrassment that I have spent the evening up to that point-tired. and stressed. and grumbling MUCH about life and commitments and work to come this week. And even though I had almost ruined our rare night out, he smiles deep at my apology and to my dumping on him he responds with “It’s okay. Sometimes you just need to get that all out.”
and that grace, and his loving me even when I am not cheerful or positive or ANY fun to be with? It is such LOVE, poured out all over my sin and today I am thinking of how many ways this John has been a picture to me, of Christ.
What a great Valentine!