Monday, November 7, 2011

The Joy of Granddaughters

     There is something so special about spending time with a granddaughter.

     181)  The special bond we have created
     182)  The walks together
     183)  The talks and giggles
     184)  Discovering we both like something
     185)  Teaching her to sew
     186)  Seeing her shed the stress in this quiet country place
     187)  Listening
     188)  Sharing
     189)  Understanding
     190)  Movie time
     191)  Playful teasing and laughter
     192)  Her beauty
     193)  The joy she brings to my life
     194)  The smile that lights up her face and my heart

     God gives me Multitudes through her.
     Blessings, Deborah



Friday, November 4, 2011

So Grateful

     I saw the doctor today to discuss the results of my MRI. It shows I am having mini strokes from time to time due to other health issues. I am so grateful it is not a tumor or cancer that is the cause. Praise God in all His Glory!!  I am blessed.

     174)  I do not have a tumor
     175)  I do not have cancer
     176) Medicine that can help me
     177)  Being called and answering
     178)  Helping to show His love in a place not always seen
     179)  Waking up to snow in my yard
     180)  His Everlasting Mercies

     Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow!!  Deborah

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

When God Calls

     Discernment - noun - the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure.

     Have you ever felt that God is calling on you to do something?  That tiny little voice in your heart that whispers, "This is what I want you to do for Me."  My usual response is, "Really?"  "Me?" It always gives me pause and I never rush in to obey. Why is that?  So while I was doing laundry, baking bread, baking banana nut muffins, washing the dishes, thinking about what to fix for dinner, I was talking to Him about this new call, this idea He just threw out at me out of nowhere.  How can I do this?  I'm fairly new in this town.  Hardly anyone knows me.  Of course my list of excuses is endless. Really?  I ask a hundred times over the morning and into lunch...really?  Really.  It's becoming less scary as I think of ideas to make it happen and be successful.  Whenever I have answered His call in the past I have found I am not alone in my task. He always walks the journey with me, every step of the way.  It is growing on me, this new call.  It could be fun.  I'll pray about this and decide in the morning. 
     I just remembered one of my favorite sayings, "God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called."  I'm sorry I don't know who to give credit for the saying. 

     167)  Discerning the call
     168)  Granddaughter coming Saturday for two weeks!!
     169)  Muffins for breakfast
     170)  New quilt patterns to try
     171)  Anticipated walks on a crisp Autumn day
     172)  Artist dates
     173)  Giggling jammie parties

     Blessings, Deborah


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