Sunday, February 27, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

"O Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, And a great King above all gods, In whose hand are the depths of the earth; The peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker."
Psalm 95: 1-6

The list, corrective lenses that give me clearer vision of Him, continues:

32 - a seagull gliding over the waters of the Gulf

33 - seagulls taking flight

34- soaring into the clear blue sky

35 - Sandpipers racing the waves on tiny legs

- 36 Brother -in-law and sister-in-law strolling down the beach

37 - brothers, spending time together

38- the lovely homes in the historic district of Victoria

39 - cardinal singing for joy on top of a telephone pole
40- the sound of bubbles popping while taking a relaxing hot bubble bath
41- pigeons lining the birdbath, gathering for an early morning drink
42- getting my hair done
43- cows gathered at the watering hole
44- husband's black eye - getting better every day
45- the clouds dispersing to reveal a brilliant sun
46- beautiful ride to Corpus Christi
47- flock of birds circling the cows feeding pen
48- a.c. in the car as we head south and the sun shows his face
49- rays of sunshine slicing through the clouds to earth - glory!
50- bales of hay - like huge spools of golden thread, scattered in the fields
51- the flat land stretching out to the hills
52- husband helping the man in the wheelchair at McDonald's
53- live oaks
54- little white wooden farm houses
55- palm trees swaying gently in the wind
56- crossing the Gulf on the huge bridge
57- the Gulf stretching to the horizon
58- "riding" on the water
59- rich black soil waiting for the plows
60- frightening world events but peace knowing He is in control
61- little abandoned house all falling down; what memories does it shelter
62- waterways through the grasses
63- breakfast outdoors, sitting by the RV
64- water, water, water, as far as the eye can see
65- sweet little cottages
66- first blossoms - tree dressed in white flowers
67- Ocean Drive
68- walk along the ocean front
69- duck diving underwater - fishing
70- diamonds sparkling on the water
71- elegant egrets
72- ferry ride (free!)
73- new leaves wearing that new-born green color
74- hawk perched atop a tree
75- little white and purple wild flowers, delicate harbingers of Spring
76- wonderful teaching on overwhelming grace

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  1. What a beautiful and wonderful list, Linda.
    I loved all the lovely pictures.

  2. meaningful pairings of gratitude and image ...

    you are treasured, Linda

  3. smiles. some great pics there..and beauty in keeps the heart humble you know...

  4. Linda, I can see a snapshot of your break through your words of thanks - and it is beautiful.

  5. Great list and pictures
    sounds wonderful
    waves and oceans always make me happy (o:
    the Grands and I saw buds on leaves today (o:

  6. I so enjoyed your list Linda. Your photos are so beautiful. The water is just gorgeous! I love it when the sunshine slices through the clouds! Amazing!

  7. i just started reading the book. perhaps i will join you.