Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is rises upon you...Isaiah 60:1During the month leading up to the celebration of Resurrection Day, signs of resurrection life manifested within and without - day in and day out...
My pastor spoke on Easter Sunday, noting: "... resurrection is a pattern for Christian life..."
So, whether we are holding onto promises or experiencing problems, we can "choose to rejoice and draw strength from God" in thanksgiving, praise, worship and prayer.
I am on a gift hunt - opening my heart and my eyes to see the gifts all around and within; opening my mouth to sing and speak thanks to the Giver of all good gifts.
Joining the voices of thanks-givers on Multitude Monday - counting gifts, seeing grace...
#876 - 900
thanks -filled Good Friday celebration
completing 100 days of developing in three life areas
songs of freedom - sung by birds in the morning
puddles made for splashing
little nephews ready to splash in puddles
mall walking and talking with a friend
steady spring showers
full afternoon time with spouse
family gatherings all weekend
purple pansy petals
feet set free to dance
colorful shoes belonging to feet that bring good news
steps ordered by the Lord
being caught when my feet stumble
lunch with Mama and friend
insurance to pay for health care screening
limbs that move even when aching
news of improved health status
prayers and encouragement for waiting ones
breaking free from fear
maturing fruit of the Spirit
encouraged in heart, united in love
The gift hunt continues...with joy