aiming for a quiet life...

here is where i collect my thoughts and count my blessings.

Monday, January 24, 2011

1000 Gifts

147. our new car... featured here Blackpurl's Knitpickings
148. driving down Hummingbird Highway enjoying all the sights with Tom
149.  being mentors for Youth Night at church
150.  Hearing from one of the young leaders that we have already made a difference in the lives of people here.
151.  Being told not to doubt the fact that we are here for a reason.
152.  Seeing a toucan
153.  Seeing a pelican
154.  Being able to share the gospel and teach a religion class in our local public school.

joining in the community over at
holy experience

Monday, January 10, 2011

1000 Gifts

140. Learning how to drink water from a bag like the locals do.

141.  Seeing the names of God at the front of church
 and having them as a focal point during worship.

142. times of fellowship after the service

143. beginning relationships with women from the church

144.  enjoying all of the greenery

145. a mother's love for her children... washing out the dolls

146.  Seeing God's creation up close and personal in our yard...
for a view of a basilisk click here

Monday, January 3, 2011

1000 Gifts

131. blueberry pancakes with Tom on New Years morning

132. incredible views through the window at church

133. First communion of 2011

134. rejoicing in time spent in the Word at church

135. No longer fearing the rocks in the path because the Rock guides the way

136. The beauty of new growth after the devastation of a hurricane.

137. having a focus for 2011... in one word JOY

138.  realizing that one of the blessings of a modest Christmas
 is that it only took five minutes to take down the decorations.

139. knowing that no matter how long I take to count my gifts... 
God will still be there 
showing me what they are
 and guiding me along the way.