Sunday, June 13, 2010

These Small Hours...

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I am so loving my "These Small Hours" posts. While meaning nothing to those who see the photos or read about the daily goings-on in my life, these little tid-bits of my life keep me motivated to count my blessings which are truly bountiful.

God blesses me so richly while I sit and ponder what I don't have and I do not mean just material things. Never been much of one to be jealous over things as much as ideals of situations. I am one to constantly be thanking the Lord for all He has done in my life, but I am also one to get bogged down at times with wishing for something more.

I have been asked to voice a prayer of thanksgiving about family and friends today at church. What an honor to help the body of Christ to revel in the constant blessings God gives us through our families and friends. Yes, we all have problems from time to time with other people in our lives, but we couldn't live without them...well, maybe a couple of them...JUST JOKING!!

No matter what, our families and friends are in our lives for a reason. Maybe to comfort us, make us laugh, be there for us when we cry, guide us in wisdom or to rub us the wrong way in order for us to be refined. Quite possibly WE are in their lives for the same reasons. Take time to thank God for those in your life. The big things. The small things. It all adds up to be the sum of our life.


  1. How is the Francine Rivers Book? I haven't read a good book in a long time.

    Love all your fun pics. I was looking at your last post. I can't believe how much PandaGirl's hair has grown! She went from short to long. We went from long to short.

  2. I've never thought about this before you mentioned it, but I definitely tend to yearn for the "ideal life" or "perfect circumstances" that I think I see in other people too. Good reflection material. Love your insight and your honesty.

  3. What a beautiful post. You are always such an inspiration.

  4. Beautifully said. Thank you for the reminder about the sum of the parts being a fulfilled life. Sometimes my parts don't seem to fit...but in the grand scheme...they always do.

    Curious about the book, too. Love F.R. books. Haven't read that one.

    Love you deeply.

  5. Gee, I'm always in ETC when something special happens in big church. I'd say your definitely in my life for the refining.