Monday, July 11, 2011

One Thousand Gifts:: Take Twenty One


530. my amazing job
531. my sweet munchkins
532. 6&unders who stay on their backs for a whole lap of backstroke
533. milestone moment when a kid can swim a whole lap without stopping
534. pleased and proud munchkin smiles
535. Fun Friday/Game Day

536. air conditioning, especially on hot days
537. cool water to get in
538. ice cream
539. water saving me from getting dehydrated
540. working with Caitlin, Anna Rose, and Zach every day
541. lots of laughter

542. laser tag
543. fundraisers for new blocks and boards
545. mall with the wonderful and fabulous Jenny
546. nice long chats
547. matching rings from Charming Charlie's

548. hanging out with Maddie, Julia, Cara, Matthew, and Graham at the pool and having so much fun
549. kinda getting the whole laser tag thing
550. refreshing and very fun time spent with Maddie
551. Sweet Ceces after laser tag
552. fellowship

553. two dear friends coming home from China
554. not getting lost at the airport
555. the GPS, my hero
556. laughing with AnnWinston and Jenny during practice "DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE!"
557. Graham yelling, "I GOT FAMILY!" as I "arrested" him in a game during swim practice

558. dressing up as cows with the fam for Cow Appreciation Day
559. running into a bunch of people dressed as said cow
560. Chickfila
561. Anna Rose, "Wave to the good people of Wildwood!" and Zach demonstrating waving for five minutes
562. seventeen years of life tomorrow

563. the AMAZING people in my life
564. that God has saved me, a sinner
565. reminders of God's love for me
566. daily mercy, grace, and forgiveness

567. early birthday posts on FB
568. cute nails (yes, such a girl thing :)
569. ready, set, go! with the 6&unders
570. splash contests with all age groups
571. jumping off the boards with some of my kids

572. movie marathons with my sisters
573. delicious homemade fraps made by Cara
574. being able to drive
575. visiting friends at Lipscomb
576. Skype

577. that Nana was able to come to church on Sunday!! Praise the Lord for His goodness and healing!
578. good books
579. more A/C
580. having fun friends over for dinner
581. playing in the worship band at church with Mr. Steve, Kirk, Michael, and Aaron every week

582. remembering to blog every now and then... ;)
583. swimmers saying "Coach Lily!" :)
584. many, many more wonderful times

585. Verse of the week from Keith Beauchemin:
Dear Brethren,
Hebrews 10:23
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."
Have you confessed hope in Jesus Christ for your salvation, for eternal life, for your resurrection, for help in times of trouble? Then you must hold on to your confession. Though you may feel pressure from the world, though your trials may be wearing you down, do not let go. Tighten your grip.
God gives us a strong encouragement for holding on and not giving up. For God who has promised is faithful. God delivers on all His promises. He has not failed yet, and He will faithfully fulfill all His promises to you. He has promised you eternal life; remember, He is faithful. He has promised you grace for your trials; remember, He is faithful. He has promised you a resurrected body with no sickness or pain; remember, He is faithful.
It is a lot easier to hold on to your faith when you remember that the God who promised is faithful. When you hold on to the God who has promised, remember that He who has promised is holding on to you, and nobody or nothing can pluck you out of His hand.
Blessings to you!



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