September 4, 2008 at 1:50 pm 8 comments


Your turn:  I want to hear a voice besides my own today…

Share with me recent moments you’d like to remember forever, hopefully ones today, moments where you were “present”–not stuck in the past, not worried about the future, but learning, enjoying a moment God gave you, appreciating breathing a little deeper.   Blog it, comment, or email me here:


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Wednesday’s Stuff Oh, Happy Day

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  • 1. Misty  |  September 4, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Cuddling my Zachaboo today after I fed him, before his nap. Feeling his soft, chubby, baby cheeks against mine, kissing them over and over as he smiled and cooed at me. His fuzzy hair, his grasping little fingers and toes. Just his smell gave me joy today.

  • 2. Maggie  |  September 4, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Today my husband was reading an email he had sent to one of his distant relatives and he said “I have nothing to complain about; I’ve got a great job, a house of our own, and I’m married to my best friend.” It made my heart melt.

  • 3. Kimberly  |  September 4, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    My joy today was in balancing the clinic checking account. How mundane you say. Well, I had worked on it for 6 hours and it just wasn’t coming together. I stopped, said a prayer, and within 15 minutes it all fell into place, what I couldn’t see before became apparent. How awesome is God? Even in the simple, everyday duties, when we call upon Him, He is there.

  • 4. Kim  |  September 5, 2008 at 7:41 am

    My joy yesterday was fixing pancakes for my hubby(I hate making them). It is one of his favorite things and he has been asking me to make them for supper for the longest time. I was finishing up when he walked in the door from work. In my house yesterday evening pancakes = joy.

  • 5. Rindy Walton  |  September 5, 2008 at 9:22 am

    My 13 and 16 yr old sons hanging out together playing games and chatting–it is awesome!

  • 6. Merrie  |  September 5, 2008 at 9:44 am

    God has blessed me with precious moments of spending tme with grandchildren… moments spent with my Mama when she “knew” me…
    Time in travel with family…

  • 7. ~E  |  September 5, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    A cherished moment yesterday, was when a friend willingly pitched in to pick up my kids from school, deliver one to an after-school activity and take the other one home with her for some play time while I was in class and my hubby was working. Then, when I picked up my daughter from my friend’s house, my friend blessed me with a plate of warm, chocolate chip cookies to take home. Thank you God for special friends. 🙂

  • 8. emily  |  September 6, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    the noise of children, when you are to tired to do anything except sit in the recliner and let everything and everyone go. jonathan did some video taping last night and it will be one of those we look back at and say wow-those were the days!

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MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)



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