Monday, January 18, 2010

Multitude Monday


" Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle."
Psalm 103: 1-5 (NAS)


What great things the Lord has done for us. I read verses like the ones above and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. He has given me more than I could ever possibly deserve.

What more could we ask? Yet He doesn't stop there. He delights to give us good things. He showers us daily with blessings poured out of His great heart of love.

With the horrific loss we witness daily as the tragic story in Haiti unfolds, I look around me and wonder at all that I have been given. Out of my abundance, I am compelled to give - and to give thanks for all of the things He has allowed me to enjoy.

Aside from those things mentioned in the verses and the people in my life - my most treasured gifts - He blesses with so many other things:

Bible Study and a group of women who edify and encourage - and fill my life with joy and love.



Precious books filled with long-ago prayers that touch my heart - a gift from a dear, dear friend.


A place to write and a place where I have found new friends who have enriched and blessed my life more than I can say.



Books - how I love to read good books.



Music - learning to play the piano.


Knitting - making lovely things while finding such peace and comfort.


Quilts - this one I made and the ones my mother has made for us. There is something so warm and homey about a quilt - each stitch lovingly sewn in to make beautiful designs.


Handmade gifts from my mother to make the bedroom pretty and inviting.



My antique doll Jenny. I have had her for over fifty years. She isn't alone for I have never outgrown my love of dolls.


My favorite teacup. I love a hot cup of tea in the evening or late afternoon. A pretty teacup makes it taste so much better. The saucer broke a long time ago, but I love it anyway. It reminds me that although I am far from perfect, I am still loved.



A comfy place to sit in the evenings - while I read, knit, write or watch tv.


Treasured pieces that tie us to our past. My Mom used to sit in this little chair when she was a little girl.


Pretty things to make our home warm and cozy.


For these, and so much more, I am thankful.

A visit to Ann's will introduce you to the other members of the Gratitude Community where there is always room for one more.

Blessings,
Linda

14 comments:

Heather said...

We are so blessed, aren't we?? From talents to treasures, it continually amazes me... just how the LORD pours out His love on us, over and over and over again~

Rejoicing with you today, Linda... in the abundance of His grace, His mercy, and His never-ending care!

Annesta said...

Linda, I love your list!
So many wonderful gifts. The tea cup is lovely and bound to give you a delicious cup of warm tea.
Bless you!

Jenny said...

Such a pretty list, full of lovely memories. Blessings...

Donnetta said...

Your heart of gratitude in this post blessed me today! Thank You.

grammy said...

thanks for sharing with us
we are all so blessed here
just watching the news gives us so much to be thankful for

mom2six said...

Quilts, heritage, lovely list.
Thanks.

Maxine said...

What blessings! I have been looking around at my humble home and shaking my head thinking about what is being endured by those poor folks in Haiti. I have so much.

Dawn said...

I love this - the pictures make it perfect.

Kerri said...

You've made a beautiful list, Linda and your photos make it even lovelier.
Yes, we have so much to be thankful for while others have so little. My heart goes out to the suffering souls in Haiti. What an unimaginable tragedy!

Loretta said...

Another lovely post by a very lovely lady. :) Counting our blessings is always a good thing to do--helps us keep a good perspective on life.

Hugs,
Loretta

christy rose said...

You have been blessed with a beautiful life!

Bev said...

Loved seeing those things that are special to you. I'd so love to have my Thumbelina doll, sadly given away by family when I was 13. Your knitting is beautiful BTW.

deb said...

What a beautiful peek into your world.
You are so grateful in reality, not just words.

eph2810 said...

Oh - the quilt is so gorgeous. I have two left hands when it comes to making beautiful things like quilts and knitting *sigh*.

Thank you so much for sharing the blessings you have received over the years.