Monday, May 16, 2011


 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1: 2-4

This week I've been going through some things I can't even begin to explain.  In it all I am learning to trust and wait on the Lord. I take joy knowing He has a purpose for each trial to bring glory to Himself.  Here are some of the graces He's given this week in the midst of much struggle.

443. Two bright eyed boys ready to begin the day.
444.  Son's eagerness to read about Jesus.
445.  Black lab named Black Jack
446.  God slays giants through little people with faith in His greatness
447.  Walking in to find a Daddy reading to two happy boys
448.  Making dinner for families in our church.
449.  Red beans simmering on the stove, reminding me of New Orleans
450.  Boy sleeping on couch after a day of fishing with Daddy
451.  Practicing swimming with Andrew
452.  The joy of a little boy opening gifts
454.  Bright setting sun
455.  Baby's morning nap allowing me time to play with my oldest son.
456.  Learning patience and trust through enduring trials
457.  Intimacy with God through trials
458.  An amazing sky--amazing sunset, bright moon, and lightning show all in one night.
459.  My God is mighty to save
460.  Constant prayer and encouragement



Christina said...

Beautiful list and beautiful boys! So much to be thankful for!

Denise said...

your pictures are lovely.

your thanks..lovely.

i too have had a hard week. struggling. this praising, thanksgiving, eucharist breathes air into my deflated lungs.

may God lead you in wisdom and may you continue to count on and trust in Him.

Adoption Mama said...

Thank you for baring your heart. Praying for those unspoken things.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

It is when times of struggle come that our thankfulness seems even more precious!!!! It made me appreciate your list even more ----
and your pictures were like icing on the cake. What precious boys!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your heart today. It meant a lot to me!

Katie said...

love 459, and completely relate about it being a hard week. He is in the details!

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