Friday, July 8, 2011

Five minute Friday.....

Today I'm joining in at 5 minute Friday. It's where we write for 5 minutes, then publish with no editing or tweaking. A scary thought....but my friend has been trying to get me to do this, and when I saw today's topic I thought it was worth a try.


Today I am grateful. Grateful for the goodness of the Lord. For His love and the way I can see it shown in those around me who I know love Him too. I would be thankful if this could be seen in me too. I'm thankful for little reminders in daily life that the Lord is with me, that He does care about what is happening in my life. Sometimes that thought is hard to grasp, but thankful it's true.

Last night I was thinking about gathering all my memories of things I'm thankful for, a bouquet of mercies rather than flowers. Writing them in a journal as they happen so when I'm discouraged I can look back and remember and magnify former mercies and blessings.....remember how the Lord has cared for me. His mercies are new every morning.

Such as friends having me over for an unexpected visit on a somewhat long lonely week.
Ice cream late at night.
A surprise package in the mail.
A brother who will drive me around when I need it, and another brother who shares his car with me
Hot coffee.
When I'm put in the just the right place at the right time to help someone.
A sister in law who teases me on facebook and can always make me laugh.
A second family


Ok, so I'll hit publish, but reading through this I think I write better without a timer! And just so you know, I did go back and edit a spelling mistake. Leaving that in is going way too far in my opinion:-)
Hope everyone has a good day!

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"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Isaiah 55:6,8-1