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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Ug… one of those days. BUT!

20th November 2009

Yesterday was one of Those Days. Everything seemed against me, and by the end of the day, I was just so thankful that it was behind me and that the morning would bring gracious “new mercies”. But as I collapsed into bed, my mind was quick to find a long list of things to be thankful for. So in the hope that the next time one of Those Days finds me, I’ll remember the many things to be thankful for, here’s last night’s thankful list:

  • God’s provision, evident throughout my list, too ways to count!
  • Good friends bringing encouragement
  • The Word… In spite of the fact that I was busy and didn’t make time myself for the Word, God took me to it Himself.  I was supposed to volunteer in Analise’s class in the morning, but instead I found myself sitting outside Analise’s classroom waiting for her class to come back from a last-minute event.  I had nothing with me, except my iPhone, which happens to have the Bible on it.  And so I read.  And read. And read.  Her class didn’t come back (they went straight to the playground), and before I knew it, I’d read 6 chapters of John, and my heart was blessed.
  • Smile of Analise when she saw me at school.
  • Lunch with good friends, praying together, hearing Beth Moore bring her awesome wisdom on the Word.
  • Chocolate cake
  • Pumpkin pie (not that I ate both of those.  though I might have. or I might not have…)
  • A snuggly little boy who happily curls up close to me after his nap (or whenever really!), so I can snuggle him close.
  • Yummy hot croissant ham & swiss sandwiches
  • Kids who didn’t battle with a 7:15 bedtime, and who were asleep before 7:30.  Whew!

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly … with gratitude in your hearts to God. – Colossians 3:16

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