Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Giving Thanks

Today I am simply taking time to give thanks here in this space.

I'm thankful for the new message above my kitchen sink ~ and thankful for the neighbor who provided it 

I'm so thankful my husband met Josseling, our sponsored child through Compassion International on his recent trip to Nicaragua.

I am thankful for a glimpse into her life and world so we can better understand her and her situation

I am thankful for her radiant smile

I am thankful for the Compassion project she attends - Mirra Olor Fragante

I am thankful for all these photos and for photo retrieval software. When my husband got home and went to show us his photos they were all gone!

I am thankful for this sunset photo ~ a Nicaraguan sunset. Lately we've been treated to some beautiful sunsets and knowing my Josseling also can see God's beauty in the sunset is a great thing.

What are you thankful for today?


  1. She is beautiful! I am happy you were able to retrieve the photos...that would be the biggest bummer if they were lost forever.

    Today I am especially thankful for unexpected ways that God provides :)

  2. I'm thankful for a generous neighbor who allowed me to connect to his cable internet since my dsl has been down for two days and my work load was backing up.

    I'm thankful for a beautiful sunny day, warm home, clean water, real food.

  3. I thought of you yesterday when I read this quote from Madeleine L'Engle's book Circle of Quiet (the connection was the word compassion): "Compassion is nothing one feels with the intellect alone. Compassion is particular; it is never general."

    1. Thanks for sharing that. Just 2 days ago I added this book to my "to read" list. Now I really want to read it!

    2. The book (in my opinion) starts a little slowly. But that may be just me getting used to her style of non fiction prose. If you find that to be your experience, hang in there and keep reading. Crosswicks Journal books were compiled from her own 'private' journals and are indeed very personal. The books are so rich that I am reading them slowly, very slowly. I think you'll love L'Engle's views on reading myths/fairy tales to children. It's basically the same as Andrew Pudewa's. I have listened to Andrew's lecture on the subject several times. (Are you familiar with Pudewa?)