Monday, May 6, 2013

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

"The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: 'I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.'" (Jeremiah 31:3)

Looking at others through God's eyes- that was one of our challenges from our guest pastor last night.  It would be much easier to pour out our love if we viewed others as children of God.  It would be much easier to love others and ourselves if we looked at them and ourselves through God's eyes... broken and beautiful, sinners but forgiven, princesses/ princes- children of the King, loved beyond understanding, saved by grace, and someone worth dying for.

Continuing to give thanks...

-God's love for us and his loving view of us despite of who we are
-another nice visit with a friend/fellow adoptive mommy
-how he lets her play hockey with him
-how he snuggles in bed with her and reads bedtime stories with her when he's babysitting
-visiting with our beautiful niece and her beautiful baby
-scrapbooking and chatting with my sister-in-law
-wearing shades like her friend and having a fun play date together

-practicing his speech
-getting chosen to say his speech in front of half of the school

-eager to practice her speech

-an attentive speech audience!

-how he loves to act silly with her
-how she always talks about her big brother, "Curty"

-comfy chairs for napping

-beautiful spring weather
-splashing in  the pool on the deck

-how she makes water balloons for everyone to share
-how they all are able to cooperate and have fun on the trampoline together

1 comment:

Heather said...

I just prayed that prayer, Nellie, that I would see people as God sees them.

Last night I had a dream about you and Deborah--OH, I wish I could remember it!

Your kids are so gorgeous!

Love the speech audience :)