“Daniel is a man of power prayer, not because he bends the stiff knees and makes petitions of the High Throne three times daily. Rather, his prayers move kings and lions jaws away because Daniel ‘prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God.’ (Daniel 6:10) Three times a day, Daniel prayed thanksgiving for the everyday common, for the God-love spilling forth from the God-heart at the center of it all. The only real prayers are the ones mouthed with thankful lips.” taken from One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, by Ann Voskamp.
With thankful lips and a thankful heart…
sick children feeling better
medicines that help
a few weeks of resting at home – not what I had planned, but what He had planned
hearing that my friend Kathy does NOT have cancer when the docs told her at first that it was!!
facebook friends offering me such encouragement and wisdom
the humility that God gives as I parent
God growing and stretching me, it’s hard, but it’s good
friends that call and leave messages to check on me
a late valentine’s date with my honey
church family, the Body of Christ, coming together
Caleb’s valentine bear from his sweet little friend, Katie!! they are the cutest little 5yr old buddies you’ve ever seen. 🙂
valentine cards from my sweeties
seeing my kids voluntarily give cards to their siblings
warmer weather several days in a row!
kids playing outside for hours on end…yay for pretty weather!!
cousins to play with
sensing God’s presence
#1361 ~1378…counting, naming, cherishing each gift and The Giver