Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Notes of love

Today I received four written notes and a thoughtful email.  I am so grateful.  I am grateful for family and friends who take time to write down their love, and for junior high boys who take time to thank those who served them.  At some point the notes will go in my binder of letters, but for now they are on my table so I can read and reread them.  :)

This week: Please take a moment to write someone.  :)  

Friday, April 22, 2011

Turkeys, and SPRINGTIME IS HERE! :) :) :)

I am so happy!  Springtime is here, the fresh air seems saturated with endorphins, and tomorrow I'm going home to celebrate Easter with my family!!!  *happy dance*  :)  :)  :)

Other perks of today:
--this morning on the bus there were some adorable toddlers laughing
--I saw a fruit tree blooming!  Pink BLOOMS!  :D

Thursday, April 21, 2011

60th Thankful Thursday: Works of art

Have you ever seen a painting that took your breath away the moment you saw it?  One that drew your heart right into its canvas?

This painting* elicited those emotions when I first saw it.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

59th Thankful Thursday: Websites

Three years ago I was introduced to the website Oxford Dictionaries.   Free of charge, I can now instantly find in-depth definitions, and if I wanted to pay, could even find how definitions have evolved over time.   I'm grateful for the increased understanding I've gained using this site during study.

Sometimes I get carried away looking up definitions.  I just looked up "receive", "call", and "sustain".  :)

This week:  What is a website you're grateful for?

PS  WHOA!!!  I totally thought the Salar Jung museum had made this up!!!  "Blunderbuss"  haha!  Just made my day.  :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

58th Thankful Thursday: Service enabling Christ

I would be totally thrilled if you take time to read this post--it is one of my favorites.  :)

The past few months I dabbled in and out of a shallow mire of gloom from thinking about myself too much.  I finally learned for myself a principle that saved me; and while I'm certainly not stellar at living it yet, in a few weeks I have felt much happier.

The principle: Losing myself in service allows Jesus Christ room to be in me.