Compassion, Thanksgiving



…but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness. For instance, he sends you rain and good crops and gives you food and joyful hearts. Acts 14:17

Summer is winding down and school work looms on the edge of next week. We have played much, romped and spun and collapsed in heaps long exhausted from full days of activity. Schedules have been slack and it has been a full and fun two and a half months. Everything is tired.

The garden is fading out there, sunflowers past their prime, bending low, petals slipping off. Children have outgrown clothes and shoes and the transition to Fall for us, brings the excitement of new curriculum, new activities, a new routine…

This week I will be wrapping up many loose ends, trying to find my footing in a new schedule being created…celebrating another year older…(wiser too hopefully….)

Pray for us as we wind down these last few frolicking days.  I will be praying for you too!

Counting on to my 1000 Gifts…

506. Discovering a new place to play

507. Blue skies, wild breezes

508. The ups and downs

509. Struggling, knowing you are my strength

510. Anniversary cards in the mail

511. 12 years of marriage celebrated, half of our lives spent loving each other!

512. Sitting outside

513. Chores lef undone

514. Fighting that overwhelmed feeling that always hits this time of year

515. Finding balance

516. A friends prayer answered

517. Getting it all wrong, repeatedly, the hope of eventual success.

518. Friends who pray for me

519. Little girls in pink at the park

520. Toads captured and released

521. Watching my 7 year old read to his siblings

522. Yellow sunflowers against blue skies.

523. Another Child sponsored through Compassion



  1. “Everything is tired.” I hear you. That’s how our summer has
    been too. We definitely made the most of it. Praying for you; thanks for
    praying for your readers!  I just
    committed this weekend to sponsoring a child through Compassion. I’m so excited
    about the opportunity.

    1. Anonymous

      Oh Lisa, I am so excited about your commitment to sponsoring a child through Compassion! You will be mightily blessed in this, and what a beautiful way to serve! I will be praying for you! That is so awesome. Bless you, friend. 😉


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