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1,000 thanks (part 4)

So the list continues… counting all the simple ways I am blessed and loved by our God…. 

401. Panera with two of my favorites

402. Girl talk… 487 more words

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The north wind doth blow,

And we shall have snow

~nursery rhyme

We are in the midst of a blizzard. A writer friend of mine who sees the world more poetically than most says she is “snuggled home enjoying the beauty of the storm.” I’m semi-snuggled in a cozy corner of my own thinking on that perspective. 930 more words

Zuzu's Petals

“Whatever you do, just don’t lose heart.

Keep on pushing back the dark.”

~Josh Wilson

One of our family’s Christmas traditions is watching It’s a Wonderful Life… 610 more words

December Thirteen

Advent creates people, new people.
We too are supposed to become new people in Advent.
Look up, you whose gaze is fixed on this earth, who are spellbound by the little events and changes in the face of the earth.

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The Defiant Pen

Three gifts for today. . .

    274. geese on open water in late November

        275. a son’s safe journey home

            276. the soft weight of a thousand prayers pressing in through the stitches of a                                knitted shawl… 834 more words

Broken and Giving Thanks

 “Eucharisteo–thanksgiving– always precedes the miracle.”

~Ann Voskamp

There are people who speak God’s truth to me in my language. Not just my native language, but my heart language. 734 more words

Workday Gifts

67) A cheerful text in the middle of the day

68) A young girl in trouble taking steps in the right direction

69) My job: an opportunity to pour into a younger woman… 42 more words