Sunday, March 6, 2011

When There's Only Time Enough For One Thing

When all there's time for in a life is a list, said list should be one of gratitude.
...because life is full to overflowing.
...because life is always rich.
...because flying through the days is exhilarating like a motorcycle ride.
...and because it will slow back down to a new normal soon.

378 ~ blazing twilight sky in the rear view mirror
379 ~ Bradford Pears blooming popcorn
380 ~ Sunday lunch around the dinner table -- homemade
381 ~ God's triune imprint on social and spiritual order
382 ~ Despicable Me with the girls and Mike
383 ~ files cleaned out and a deep cut into the to do list
384 ~ training God's perfect replacement for  my  her two part-time jobs
385 ~ the infinite God who gives all of Himself to me (infinity divided by every christian of all time equals infinity)
386 ~ that God doesn't deal in fractions or divide
387 ~ which prompts a desire to have an undivided heart
388 ~ an arduous art audition
389 ~ potato chips for the first time in a long time
390 ~ a niece who honored me today with her humble conviction
391 ~ a chapter in the bathtub
392 ~ a Sunday afternoon walk with Mike (Who'm I fooling, it was a five mile hike up and down steep hills in preparation for Guatemala Extreme.)
393 ~ sleep
394 ~ daughters wanting to accompany me to the grocery store
395 ~ being ready for Monday
396 ~ five making sandwiches in one kitchen all at once without a collision or an argument
397 ~ a two hour stretch in God's word first thing in the morning
398 ~ God's grace for a challenging season of transition
399 ~ His faithfulness even when I ignore my significance in Him, look to a substitute, and make myself a prostitute.
400 ~ calling my small unfaithfulnesses prostitution (like God does) so I will hate it, not rationalize it
401 ~ the mystery of God with man, Tour 8 from Truth Project with Dr. Del Tackett
402 ~ the scandalous price He paid for me
403 ~ being bought and belonging to Him


3 comments:

  1. I came over from Ann’s linky today. It’s day number two of reading thank you lists.

    And first – the list comment – those interminable lists! The plague of humanity!! Excetpt thank you lists :)

    My fave from the list - well the last two actually 402 ~ the scandalous price He paid for me 403 ~ being bought and belonging to Him70 (I forget sometimes to think of where I’d be without him – mostly I remind myself – today you reminded me). {Smile}

    Thank you for this today. It was happiness with punctuation.

    God Bless and Keep you and yours

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  2. We are bought and paid for. And sometimes in the mess of life we plow through and forget that. . .that most important of truths. And as this life marches forward if we don't cling to that we run adrift and are stuck and the redeemer of humanity goes overlooked. . .how desperately I do not want that! Thank you for the grounding, the reminding.

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  3. 399. indeed ...call it like it is...I like the honesty and the way it smacked me in the face. Glad you had fun on the hike!

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