Monday, February 14, 2011

Prayer & Thanksgiving

In good company I was.  Early Saturday morning I had the privilege to sit with eight women.  Eight women of God who all shared their many ideas on family prayer.  I might guess some, like me, at the start of their journey, others so seasoned the inspiration was free flowing into my journal  And others maybe somewhere in between , just as inspiring. 

We had coffee with our cream, Carmel rolls, donuts and one beautiful woman sent us all home with prayer cards and valentine treats.  They shared books, rituals, curriculum, faith and love.

"...I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." ~ Jn 13:34-35
It was an awesome feeling leaving the church, having been inspired by women who all want to help each other and one another's families.   Quite providential that I had the opportunity to meet with these women.  I say, a heartfelt thank you, to my dear friend Kristen.

And the counting continues...

Scheduled computer time
Husband who grocery shops...
...and knows what we need if when not on the list
Being okay with letting activities go
Coffee with a new friend
Community of school
Caring for sick husband
Laundry folding helpers
Learning theological virtues
New insights regarding children
Slumber with Karley
Re-Arranging more rooms
Change of attitude
Learning to accept all as gratitude first
Not going through the motions
Like minded women
Birds chirping in -16F temperatures
Letting go of fear...
...trusting it will be okay
Taking time to play
123-Magic working well day one
Job charts
Fridge Friday
Time for cleaning car
Early AM rising again
Meeting with awesome women of God
Learning new ways to pray as a family
Respect for husband
Loving, embracing how he loves me
Loving him as him
Seeing things in a new light
Lunch date with Kristen following Mom's Group
Husband who takes care of kids while I have a mother's retreat
Husband who takes care of me & kids while I was sick
Outside play in warm weather
Feeling better
Morning Prayers
Early Start
St Valentine
Kids who put dishes in the sink when finished eating (it's the little things!)

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7 Sweet Comments:

Annesta said...

It is great to be a part of a small group where you can be genuine and's all too difficult to find that kind of group. YOu are indeed blessed!
And, a husband who does the grocery shopping....yes, a gift indeed!
Praying that you will continue to see those gifts all around this week.

Loni said...

Loved reading your list and definitely, the little things DO count! :)

Jenny said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick, but thank God for great husbands!

Holly said...

Lovely list. Yeah for other minded and with new ideas...and little kitchen helpers. God bless! Holly

CM said...

I heard birds chirping this weekend too! So lovely!

Colleen said...

Love your lists, they really serve as a great reminder to me! I wish I had a prayer group/circle of friends like these you've described. Wanna come move near me? :)

Kate said...

I love spending time with other Christian women. I always feel so inspired, uplifted and refreshed afterwards. So glad you got to experience that time together.


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