Monday, May 23, 2016

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"[God] will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help" (Psalm 72:12)
Because of the cross, we are healed.
Because of the cross, there is deliverance.
Because of the cross, we experience freedom.  

Hundreds of young people were prayed upon at the All Ontario Youth Convention as they spoke the words, "I need help".  God desires to bring healing, restoration and deliverance, we just need to call out to him, that we need His help.  It was a beautiful sight to witness so many young people going to the front of the auditorium receiving prayer and experiencing freedom through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Continuing to give thanks...
-that she had such a wonderful weekend at the AOYC
-so many dedicated, Godly volunteers
-the cross
-healing, and deliverance

-the opportunity to volunteer for a few hours for Compassion Canada
-so many young people's desire to sponsor a child
-record breaking numbers of children sponsored at the AOYC!!

-celebrating his birthday and being able to go out for dinner in the middle of May!
-his fun loving personality
-his love for his children
-the joy he brings to our home

-being reminded of the promises made at their  baptism 
-two of our precious children publicly expressing their desire to seek and follow the LORD

-the sign, and seal of God's covenant promises through baptism
-how he is a constant source of joy and entertainment as he decided to "baptize" himself after the pastor already baptized him!

-triple celebration with two profession of faiths and one baptism

-older cousins
-the love and support of such amazing friends and family

-special friends and family who celebrate special occasions with us

-the gift of family

-our tolerant dog
-how he smiles so big that his eyes disappear

-that may lap is big enough for both of them

-practicing his sing words ("friends")

-celebrating the many gifts and talents at our school

-support from grandparents

-the many different, beautiful paintings that God makes in the sky and our view from our driveway

-reminder of God's faithfulness

-loving her new pink highlights

-how he puts his arm around those he loves

-getting ready to swim at Oma and Opa's pool for the first time this year

-how he has adapted so amazingly well at some many new things such as swimming

-my little goodies

-cousins working side by side

-how she received a gift from two very thoughtful aunts

-celebrating this amazing, fun -loving sister's birthday

-my "helpers"

-how getting tests done at McMaster isn't so bad after all (fun outdoor play areas)
-good results from his ECG and echogram!

-how well he sleeps
-outdoor snuggles with Dad
-curiosity and new things (blowing dandelions)!

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