Monday, May 10, 2010

Multitude Monday

holy experience

57. new (to me) Andrew Peterson music!
58. husbands who spend part of their birthday iTunes gift card to buy said album for their wives
59. perfect songs that put together all the different things God's been doing in your heart
60. What's that on the ground? It's what's left of my heart. Somebody named Jesus broke it to pieces and planted the shards.
61. And they're coming up green, and they're coming in bloom. I can hardly believe, this is all coming true.
62. Just as I am,
63. Just as I was,
64. Just as I will be
65. He loves me, He does.
66. He showed me the day that He shed His own blood.
67. He loves me, oh He loves me, He does.
68. Well it's time now to harvest what little that grew. This man they call Jesus, who planted the seeds, has come for the fruit. And the best that I've got isn't nearly enough.
69. He's glad for the crop,
70. but it's me that He loves!
71. Evidence that Resurrection Letters, Volume 1 is in gestation!
72. the grace that will surely be given when this album comes out
73. 4 year olds who are almost excited about Mother's Day as they are about Christmas (well, maybe not Christmas, but perhaps Thanksgiving?)
74. preschool teachers who make sure that mothers have gifts to open on Mother's Day
75. Sunday School teachers who plan sweet Mother's Day crafts that include a much-needed cup of hot tea
76. YMCA workers who help 4 year olds make Mother's Day cards
77. Daddies that hide the card in their cars so it will be a surprise
78. sisters that make each other laugh
79. sister laughter that sounds so much alike even though one is one and one is four!
80. good strawberries at Aldi for $1.19

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Multitude Wednesday

holy experience

35. restored internet access!
36. the timing of our internet outage to coincide with my need to refrain from blogreading so I could get off the evil comparison wagon
38. great music I was introduced to in college that still ministers to me today
39. great friends from college who introduced me to said music
40. my friend Maggie from college
41. whose blog post I completely relate to
42. a group of women in Louisville I am so excited to see tonight and have missed for the last three weeks
43. beautiful days in Louisville
44. that make 4 year olds say that they are thankful God made the world
45. the ease with which she gave thanks this morning when usually it's a tooth and nail fight all the way to preschool to get her to give thanks for one thing
46. the perfect breeze
47. on a beautiful day
48. in which to fly the dragon kite
47. from Chinatown
48. which she requested

49. the look on her face as she flies it by herself 50. the toddler's excitement to be out of the stroller and in the grass
51. the toddler's glee to push the stroller by herself

52. Daddy being a part of it all

53. the smiles on the faces of the passersby as they watch our family

54. Kern's Kitchen Derby Pie

56. It knocked me down, it dragged me out, it left me there for dead. It took all the freedom I wanted and gave me something else instead. It blew my mind, it bled me dry, it hit me like a long goodbye, and nobody here knows better than I that it’s a good thing. Love is a good thing. It’ll fall like rain on your parade, laugh at the plans that you tried to make, it’ll wear you down till your heart just breaks and it’s a good thing. Love is a good thing.It’ll wake you up in the middle of the night, it’ll take just a little too much. It’ll burn you like a cinder till you’re tender to the touch. It’ll chase you down, swallow you whole, it’ll make your blood run hot and cold. Like a thief in the night it’ll steal your soul, and that’s a good thing. Love is a good thing. It’ll follow you down to the ruin of your great divide, and open the wounds that you tried to hide. And there in the rubble of the heart that died you’ll find a good thing. Love is a good thing. Take cover, the end is near. Take cover, but do not fear. It’ll break your will, it’ll change your mind, it’ll loose all the chains of the ties that bind. If you’re lucky you’ll never make it out alive, and that’s a good thing. Love is a good thing. It can hurt like a blast from a hand grenade when all that used to matter is blown away. There in the middle of the mess it made you’ll find a good thing.Yes, it’s worth every penny of the price you paid. It’s a good thing. Love is a good thing. Do not fear.