1000 Gifts: 321-346

October 29, 2008 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

  • Living in grace means no expectations for yourself.  Just living in Him, moment by moment, until the day is done, and knowing that will have to be enough.
  • Friends who care enough to just be near in tough times.  They care.  They know just what is needed.  Somehow.  And like me, they feel they don’t know at all.  But, they try.  And it is enough.
  • Days that start with a prayer shawl and a pillow and head buried dead, and lead to a nap much needed, and flow to a time of tea and visiting, and sharing, and prayer with my step-dad, and to needed time out.
  • “Just Thinking About You Today” calls that mean a lot on a week like this…how much I need to remember that simple tool.  Sometimes, I make ministry far too hard.
  • A few precious moments, laying in the grass, appreciating a multi-colored tree, soaking it in
  • Being photographed unexpectedly for the second time this week…I’m not used to be the subject!
  • Constant Comment decaf tea with one Splenda
  • Diet Sprite
  • Oatmeal Creme Pies
  • Fried Chicken Salad made at home
  • Gas-X  (Just keepin’ it real here peoples)
  • My own pillow, soft foam
  • Getting to a great part of “The Hobbit” when the ring is first discovered and I finally “get” who “My precious” is and how that ever got started.
  • Finding the missing book from the Rings trilogy today for $.25!!!
  • Good Company
  • Ease
  • Spontaneity
  • Sharing Life
  • Friends who’ve known you longer than you’ve known yourself

A last US Skype with Mom tonight for bedtime

  • laying on the grass
  • one branch on a tree of green–I named it, “Trailblazer”
  • enjoying the journeys
  • Diversions
  • Tasks in progress (painting again, MBR)

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Sifting the joy from the mundane:

recording, photographing, learning, creating.

I am married to the love of my life, as we raise three children, learning the ways of grace.


Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

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)



"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa



"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa




A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in it's vicinity freshen into smiles. --Washington Irving




When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -Harriet Beecher Stowe


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