Thursday, February 24, 2011

The goodness of the Lord

Continuing on with the attitude of gratitude I have to say that this past week has been a real blessing.  I finished up my English class.  I am so happy by how well my students are doing at trying to communicate coherently in English :).  They are making some very good progress and I am so thankful that they are seeing and hearing that as well.

Here are a few more things I have seen to give thanks for.  1) Four little kids holding hands none older than 5 walking off to see the wide world - within the bounds of home :)  2) My english students spelling in chorus and getting it right the first time!  3) A woman walking through a yellow-green rain of leaves unaware of the beauty  4) The simple joy of cleaning and accomplishing several small jobs  5) For life and drawing each blessed breath- after hearing of someone I tried to help who lost a battle with Malaria  6) A particularly radiant display of God's splendor seen in the smile of a child  7) Adults learning to read - joyful faces at getting it right  8) Procrastinated work finished and a lifting of the weight of not having it done  9) Making plans for group meals and thinking of the yumminess to come  10) A glorious, ordinary yet ornate red-gold sunset  11) Seeing the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!  God's hand is in it all!  Praise to the one to whom we give thanks!

How about you?  What have you been thankful for lately?  I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Hey Lynn, I'm thankful, after Sophy's sickness I am thankful and not taking for granted the good health we have!!! Thankful for God keeping his hand on Sophy's family, thankful for the joy of serving and thankful that you're my friend!!! Miss YOU!!!!

  2. Thankful too for your friendship!! Miss seeing you here too!!! Thankful that Sophy is not in pain anymore! Praying for her family! Praying for my friend who lost her adult daughter to Malaria. Praying for her two young kids without their mom now and also thankful to have been able to try to help! Thankful that the Lord holds us in his hands even in the dark times and shines his light there to give us hope!

  3. Lynn, how beautiful to hear what you are grateful for. Thanks for sharing.

    I am grateful for a life of purpose. That I have not been left alone. For the word of God speaking to me children. The beauty of His creation... so many good things. :)

    I hope you are well!