Monday, June 3, 2013

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yeild its valuable crop and how patient He is for the autumn and spring rains" (James5:7)

She shovels the dirt.  She gets on her knees.  She digs.  She plants, and now she must wait.  Patience.  We have to wait for so many things in life, and it is very difficult sometimes.  As difficult as it is to wait for the many things in life, and more importantly, for Christ's return, we are told be be patient just as the  "farmer waits for the land to yield its crop".

Continuing to give thanks...

-an inspiring and fun concert (the Booth Brothers) with friends
-Nicole enjoying babysitting and proving to be very capable!
-witnessing my niece's public profession of faith and her desire to follow Christ and become a member of the church
-Deborah "reading" the bookmark from the Bible (she says, "church"... "two church"..."three church"... "Johnny, etc.)

-how she loves to get dirty
-her excitement about "her" garden

-her perseverance and hard work to get the garden done, even in the rain!

-beautiful smelling flowers (and ones that attract butterflies) in our backyard
-our new shaded area in our backyard

-getting a taste of summer holidays!


Dolly@Soulstops said...

Hi Anna,
What a wonderful reminder to be patient as we wait for His return...what fun your kids look like they are having :) Linked up behind you at Ann's

Everyday, Looking for Rainbows said...

Yes, growing plants and watching them mature is great way to build patience. :)

Julie Vos said...

I love your thankful attitude. It reminds me of my Oma. She always said that there was something to be thankful for even in the midst of sadness.
Thank you for sharing! It makes me what to be more intentionally thankful!

Sarah said...

Running the race along with you. Thanks for drenching me in thankfulness. Your words and photos splash pure joy.

Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into goodness.