Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What a week!

This past week was full of many things for which to give thanks.  If you haven't stopped by in a few days, check out my posts on the Turkana feast and messy room.  They were part of my thanks this past week.  I wanted to say more than just a short sentence or two about them.  I hope you all had a chance to reflect on and enjoy a celebration of Good Friday and Easter this past week.  What was true 2000 years ago is still true today.  Christ our Lord is risen and is alive today and because of that, we have eternal hope!  Reflecting on that was a big part of my thanks this week.  Enjoy the list!

300. Singing songs in English with friends - priceless!
301. Elias Harris riding his bike on his own today!

3 gifts surprisingly found
302. Dog vitamins found that I forgot I had.
303. Fried apple pies with chapati dough - surprisingly good even though I guessed on the recipe all the way through.

304. Some Easter egg wraps that I thought I had used.
3 gifts in His word
305. Psalms 25:10 "All paths of the Lord are mercy and truth for those who keep his covenant and testimonies."
306. Mark 10:50-52 - What a follower of Jesus does.
307. Isaiah 53:11 - His anguish makes it possible for me to be counted righteous!
gifts at 11 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm
308. 11 am - A fun party being prepared.

309. 2 pm - Being able to encourage some kids about their school grades.  1st term is over for them this year!  Now they get a month break.
310. 6 pm - Time spent just being present with the Harris family outside at play. :)
311. An unexpected gift of song and a basket during the party!

312. Jesus willingly allowed himself to be nailed to the cross for me and my sins.
313. Thanksgiving dinner complete with pumpkin pie at the Harrises with their workers - a great thing to do on Good Friday! 
314. Some free online books found :).
 3 gifts waited for
315. Waiting to hear from family on skype - I love technology!
316. Reflecting on this day of doubt and fear knowing the disciples only had to wait a short time before seeing him again - ALIVE.
317. Waiting for a wonderful celebration of my bday with the Harris family.  I even got to blow out candles.

3 gifts rising up
318. I rose from my bed to a new day this morning.
319. Singing "Christ Arose" at the same time with fb friends across the pond.
320. That Christ is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!!
321. My friend's poem about Jesus dancing and belly laughing early in the morning in his briefly occupied tomb.  It is short & fun - read it!
a gift hiding, held and heard
322. My cat, Chewy, hiding from all the kids in the house.
323. Holding Chewy so the kids could pet him before letting him hide.
324. I heard a beautiful bird singing today on my walk.
325. A fun party with the school kids.

Please be in prayer for my teammates, Gene and Melba Morden.  They are currently in the States trying to help with Gene's mother who is ill.  They have had to stay longer than expected.  Pray for her well-being and for their wisdom.  Thanks!


  1. As always I love your list. #320 - amazing!!! #303 looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Amy! # 320 is so unbelievably amazing and yet so very true!!!! What a savior! Those apple pie things were really pretty good. I got the sauce a little too runny - I think I'll have to add some flour or corn starch to my apples, raisins, sugar & water next time. Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog to read and comment--thought I'd pop over and see what's going on in your part of the blogging world :o). Those fried apple pies look delicious!! And I enjoyed your friend's poem very much. Giving thanks for all His gifts poured out on you.

    1. Thanks Courtney! They were pretty tasty :)