Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Trusting my Creator

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen."   Ralph Waldo Emerson - quoted on p. 141 in One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Oh, it is so good to be able to trust God, the Creator.  There are so many things that are unclear or unseen.  So many things we don't know.  But we do know that God is in control and that He is always with us.
And so I continue to thank God for the gifts I see around me.  My list of 1000 gifts continues.....
181) bunny bounding through the grass
182) whimsy of a face on a tree

183) squirrel running over the wires
184) garbage/recycling pick-up
185) having the strength for short walks
186) someone who is willing to take the time to point out something that needs fixing
187) mechanics who can fix things
188) umbrellas
189) friends
190) sunshine in the morning
191) a decent night's rest
192) morning light and long shadows
193) dew sparkling in the sunshine
194) the combination of fresh spring air on my face and warm sun on my back
195) an 8 year old girl's giggle
196) a 4 year old girl's song
197) a 6 year old girl's feet over my feet as she reads a story
198) a 10 year old girl's telling of a story
199) neighbours offering to help
200) being able to surprise and bless others
201) a child's hand in mine
202) a new perspective (walking my walking route in the opposite direction)
203) long "summer" nights
204) freshly cut grass
205) visits with family
206) celebrating a 30th birthday (no, not mine)
207) pink sky at sunrise
208) harmony of voices in song
209) sunflower and sweet pea seedlings poking up through the soil
210) the delightful smell of tomato plants
211) feeling peace after a difficult time with making a tough decision
212) prayer support and encouragement during the time of decision 
213) finishing a quilting project (especially one where I tried something new)

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