Monday, October 4, 2010

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

No Visa again.

Apparently our agency office was open today, and there were Visas that came in, but unfortunately not ours. I didn't feel like joining the gratitude community today. I'm on #1 000 and I was simply going to give thanks for not having an ulcer yet. However, after I was reminded of the importance of giving thanks and was challenged by my dear friend on her blog, to read Psalm 100, I changed my mind.
http://www.heathershomewardjourney.blogspot.com/ (Heather's blog)

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God, it is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations."

my list continues...

#1 000- #1 020

-no ulcers yet
-Visas came in today
-families who will soon be united with their children
-nice visit today with a long time friend
-lunch and nice visit with another long time friend last week
-running with the sound of crunching leaves underneath my shoes
-smell of leaves/fall
-love of apples (I think we need to grow our own apple trees)!

-love of sports

-brother in law's 50th birthday and celebrations

-baby shower

-friend's prayers answered

-moving my office space

-helpful sister

-Mom's health

-out for dinner

-date night tonight watching "Inside Hanna's Suitcase"

-survivors of the Holocaust willing to tell their story

-fun, reliable baby sitters

-others' inspiring blogs

holy experience


elsie hiebert said...

sorry about no visa. I was really hoping and praying you would receive yours. You definitely are getting a lesson in patience. Hope this week goes super fast for you.

Maria said...

Sorry Anna, it must come next week!!!

Tracy said...

Oh,Anna and Paul and kids. My heart is aching for you guys and I just can't believe it. I thought this week for sure. . . .
Oh how sweet that uniting is going to be!
I thought we both could use this verse:
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18
With our love and continued prayers,
The Crewsons