Monday, May 7, 2012

One Thousand Gifts (748-756)

Continuing on my journey toward one thousand gifts....

This past week had an abundance of birthday celebrations and it continues into this week too. The funniest part for me was going to a store on Saturday and the sign inside said, "If you have a birthday this month, you get 20% off your purchase."

WOW! It was my lucky day....or should I say birthday month?

Thanks Mom and Dad!

748 - 756 on my list of One Thousand Gifts. I'm thankful for:

748. celebrating Diane's birthday with breakfast for dinner at Perkins

749. lunch out with my co-workers celebrating Laura's past birthday and my upcoming birthday

750. hard eucharisteo...focusing this past week on Proverbs 16:24, "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Epic fail on my part, especially while driving to and from work. I'm beginning to think only duct tape over my mouth will work while driving. Prayers requested.

751. God's sense of humor and timing. On the way to church, the car in front of me had a bumper sticker that said, "just be nice."

752. Psalm 19:14 "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Not a coincidence that Psalm 19 is this week's "Trusting God for a Better Tomorrow: A Study of the Psalms," at Wendy Pope's blog. Yes Lord, you have my attention! And Wendy challenged us to focus on this verse for the next month.

753. sending a late birthday email to our niece-in-law and receiving her sweet reply. Oh and by the way, she ran in the 2012 Blue Cross Broad Street Run this past Sunday in Philadelphia.

754. a road trip for Wonderful Husband, our daughter, granddaughter, and son-in-law to see the Phillies play the Nationals in Washington, DC. They met up with our son and enjoyed the game together.

Poor hot child. The day did become overcast later.
Her uncle is the hero diving for a foul ball in the stands for her!
That's why I call him Funcle (Fun Uncle)!

755. being treated to a pre-birthday breakfast by Paula and Maria. Wonderful women and we talked about life and faith during the calorie intake.

756. turning 51 on Thursday. Life keeps getting better with age wisdom. (Insert my kids rolling their eyes here.)

This post is linked to A Holy Experience: Multitudes on Mondays, One Thousand Gifts.

Have you noticed God repeating Himself to you lately?


  1. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful one:))

    1. Thank you Terri! It was wonderful and good thing too since they seem to come so much faster :)

  2. Yes I do notice He keeps telling me the same things over and over, which reaffirms to me His role as parent and mine as child (one who still has so much to learn)!

    1. Yes the learning never ends, and I'm living proof indeed :)

  3. HaPpY HaPpY BiRtHdaY!! I hope your day was Blessed!! Funny, I have the same 'driving' issues! It's best if I just keep my mouth shut if others are in the car. I try to just crank up my Praise & Worship music to keep my mouth & mind busy! I think I'll pray for both of us! :)

    1. Thank you Terrie. I'm glad I'm not the only one with this issue and your prayer is appreciated! I'll include you in mine too!

  4. Happy birthday! all people born in May are smart.
    and go phillies!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thank you Annmarie! I'll stick with your thought that May peeps are smart :) And hooray! The Phils won last night! Like Wonderful Husband always says after a win, "We're on a winning streak!" Ha!


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