Sunday, May 15, 2011

To Stop the Spinning

It's happening again: this life racing by like Dale Jarrett.  So I -- again -- chase it, snatch it, little snipets to hold on to, to pull like an emergency brake and slow me down.  Because I need to spin more slowly, I count:


(Melody spnning a hydranga blossom.)

404 ~ the smell of Starbucks morning buns early on the way to church
405 ~ a mother-daughter-friend banquet with my mother, my daughter, and a friend
406 ~ the home stretch
407 ~ phone conversation with an on-line friend
408 ~ being brave to ignore fear and chase dreams
409 ~ chamomile tea
410 ~ a week of prayer
411 ~ a voice at the other end of the line when the alarm sounds
412 ~ anticipating summer
413 ~ coming home to the sound of son and daughter singing at the piano God's praise
414 ~ a date night to look forward to and being appreciated
415 ~ the warm spot on Mike's side of the bed
416 ~ a kid arguement that end in a giggle fest, a sweet grace
417 ~ tea party with strong teaching
418 ~ a fresh lesson in amazing grace
419 ~ missing Dad
420 ~ this:




I never want to stop counting my gratitude, grace, joy ....

4 comments:

  1. What a precious reminder of God's plan for us, that we would be "white as snow." I am His bride and I want to be pleasing, ready (prepared for Him), spotless, no guilt, no condemnation, without wrinkle. Thank You Jesus for making this possible! I surrender all with great joy to You my King. --Thanks Dawn for posting and being transparent in your journey with Christ. I love you very much.

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  2. Sweet list. Thanks for reminding me to keep counting. Perhaps "reckoning" would be a better word for me. Counting those things as "so" because that is what life is made of...grace for the moment not for the future.

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  3. Mike, your comments are about the song. It has ministered to me greatly.

    Susan, I love your thoughts that grace is only for the moment, like manna and that the counting is a reckoning.

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  4. Your spinny metaphor is amazing. HEART IT!! And because it's very very PUNNY - this one is my fave from the list: 417 ~ tea party with strong teaching. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours Dawn. These were good, really good words. Thank you.

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