Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sweet Sabbath

"I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips....Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together....This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles....Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him."  from Psalm 34

From the NIV text notes:  "Here, as often in the Psalms, poor characterizes not necessarily one who has no possessions, but one who is (and recognizes that he is) without resoureces to effect his own deliverance (or secure his own life, safety or well-being) -- and so is dependent on God."

Recognizing that I'm "poor", yet so very rich...

-real life science experiments as weaver ants take apart a huge dead beetle Olivia brought home a few days ago.

-Ghirardelli chocolate chips that finally arrived in a care package after seven long weeks (thanks, Ann!)

-an amazing husband who tells me things that are hard to hear and loves me more every day

 -playing new games with my family

-new shower gel, just right to pretend it's winter (thanks, Oma!)

-God's grace, that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding (Eph. 1:8)

-trying new recipes (like cheese tartletts from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book)

-finding friends at the wharf to take a care package back to Marulaon with gingham and yarn

-a far-away friend who writes words that are hard for me to read, but much needed (thanks again, Ann)


wayside wanderer said...

What sweet contrasts...the good gifts of God as well as His grace in growing you. Blessings to you on this Sabbath evening. (not sure if it still is where you are....but that doesn't matter, right?)

The dB family said...

I have a husband like that too :o). Love the science experiment! I always enjoy your Sweet Sabbath.


Ann said...

Hope you enjoy those chocolate chips! Love you, my friend!