Last week – there was a lot of little things, little blessings. . .
there were crazy pumpkins and ghost pumpkins,
a three-year-old growing brave
climbing zig-zag ladders and reaching across
to a little guy’s eyes
without falling. . .
dinner table sittings with a grand girlie eating
and her brother eating fast. . .
little ones playing
patting a sweet baby boy
a soft rhythm my hands remember
a muscle memory straight to my heart
farmer’s market flowers not looking
like summer’s leftovers
hands rolling dough
into sweet rolls
and a quiet moment with
on an autumn mid-morning
at a table-side cafe, outdoors
in sunshine on small town
smiles across the kitchen counter
quips only sons
can give with smiling cheek
a chill evening concert under
the stars, wrapped in a blanket
with my forever man. . .
so many precious gifts
I managed to unpack
from this loving Father
. . . I wonder
how many I missed. . .
Thank you, Father, for the blessings – for the moments filled with sweetness and crazy, for these grandchildren spilling over energy, and each sons story you are writing with them. Thank you for the determination – and energy – to find you in the day – and intentionally value each gift you give me! I’m remembering, Father! I don’t want to forget a single blessing! Amen!
Remember Me Monday: #20 & Linky
“I’ll make a list of God’s gracious dealings,
all the things God has done that need praising,
All the generous bounties of God,
his great goodness to the family of Israel—
~ Isaiah 63:7, The Message
In the Old Testament, God repeatedly, quietly and loudly, tells his children, “You have forgotten me!” (Jeremiah 3:32, Ezekiel 22:12, to name a few). It’s a heart cry from a father to a child who has forgotten all the love, all the saving, helping, little and big blessings – and it leaves me stunned when I realize our Father, the creator of the universe, who knows things I cannot begin to fathom, who authors storylines that leave me amazed, delights in all of us so much, He cries out, “Remember Me.”
While every day is a Remember God Day, I am inviting you to join me on Monday mornings to come by and remember what God has done for you, for your family. Maybe God sent a cardinal darting out in front of you, as if to tell you, “I’m here,” or broke a child’s fever after you laid it all down at His feet in a 2 a.m. bedside vigil. Maybe He stood with you in the wait of a prayer sent out, or brought someone you loved to Christ. Maybe He healed your broken heart, gave your courage, or you gave Him your dreams as a love offering only to have Him give them back in an unimaginable way. Maybe God helped you survive to bedtime after a crazy Monday, or forgive yourself for missing it with your kiddos –– Whatever it is, let’s Remember Him. . . in a “Remember Me Monday” love letter.
“My mouth will tell of your righteousness,
Of your salvation all the day long,
Though I know not its measure.
I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord”
~ Psalm 71:15-16.
Let us delight in Him by telling the stories of what He’s done! If you wrote a blog post remembering what He’s done for you, join the linky. If you didn’t but still want to praise Him for what He’s done – write it in the comment section. Then visit a comment before or after yours! One of the beautiful things about the blogging community is the relationships it builds!
Rules? Write long or short, a list or a story, include photos or not. Just Remember Him and what He has done, and let the gratitude of your heart guide you. Let’s make Monday so Rejoice, that the goodness of God spills into the rest of the week!
Places I’m Linking at This Week:
Inspire Me Monday, Grace & Truth,
Purposeful Faith, Tell His Story,
https://welcomeheart.com/blog, Worth Beyond Rubies,
Share a Link Wednesday, Let’s Have Coffee,
Grace and Truth, Faith on Fire,