Monday, September 7, 2015

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"And I pray that you, being rooted an established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" (Ephesians 3:17b-18).

Sometimes I wish that I could be perched up high like this bird of prey.  I would be able to look down at my troubles, doubts, and worries, and they would seem so small.  

This is what God's love is like.  

Last night, our guest pastor preached from Ephesians 3:14-21 and reminded us  about how deep, wide, long, and high God's love is for us.  

Knowing that God's love is so high and that He is not perched up high, but that He is all around us, is so comforting.  His love is high and He sees the big picture of our lives.  

His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts, but He knows what's best for us.  I need to keep trusting in Him, knowing that His love is deep, wide, long and so high!  Thank-you, Father!  

Continuing to give thanks...
-God's love that is so high
-that He sees the big picture of our lives
-that He knows what's best for our lives
-our fun summer, even though these weren't the plans that we were planning

-soaring to new heights

-trying something new
-conquering another fear
-his unexpected bravery

-how he participated in all the activities with the children

-trying more new things

-how she became such a pro surfer so quickly

-their excitement to explore a new amusement park

-such a fun, amazing resort that Paul discovered (Kalahari Resort, Sandusky)

-how they enjoyed the many different activities that the hotel offered

-her strength and determination

-our fun view from our balcony

-carving time to relax on the balcony

-his silly selfies
-enjoying the exotic animals right outside of our hotel room

-how Deborah loves to take pictures of us

-how she takes care of her stuffies and her dolls

-his excitement as he won extra tickets
-how he shared his loot with everybody

-how he used the pool almost daily
-enjoying play dates
-how he loves it when his dad and brother join him in the pool


-picnics and the park and activities for everyone to enjoy

-blankets and forts
-how he used his tools to make this awesome tent/fort
-labour day camp out (but in the indoor tent)!
-enjoying the beautiful flowers in our backyard

-how Nicole loves to spend a day canning peaches and how we love to enjoy them all year
-our fun summer and all the many different activities that we did
-so much family time!  So blessed!!

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