Dirty House Thankful


Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what He has done for me. (Psalm 66:14)

  • For the prayer book I've been following for the past few weeks (The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime by Phyllis Tickle) and its collection of scripture that keeps sticking in my head. Like Psalm 66:14. "I will tell you what he has done for me." What a beautiful calling to live into...
  • A house littered with toys and cardboard boxes and missing its kitchen table (the weather was so nice we moved it outside): proof of a full, people-filled (anti-task) weekend. It's nice to have a clean house when Monday arrives, but this weekend was filled with life in the best kind of way.
  • Our friends Kevin and Mindy who we've only known for three months but whom we love dearly and who left yesterday for Shanghai, where Mindy will set up the work of an amazing organization called Epic Arts. Epic uses the Arts to engage and offer healing and purpose to people with disabilities. For Mindy's passion, Kevin's commitment to her calling, and their willingness to move across the world in order to love well.
  • For a late bedtime Sunday night due to an evening stroll to the park for snow cones.
  • For my little boy who still was in his own imaginary world shooting rockets and slime out his arms instead of running after the ball in his soccer game.
  • For a husband who cheers "Yeah, buddy! Are you having fun?!" when August comes off the field, regardless of his interest in sports involving a ball.
  • For the beauty of a spring that feels like summer, even if summer is going to feel like Mars.
  • For neighbors with sprinklers and kids in their swimsuits
  • For whole days spent outside
  • For friends who come to August's soccer game
  • For late-night coffee so I can get my blog posts written
  • For my yellow quilt Memaw made me when I got married. (I love a good quilt in the summertime.)
  • For a home that is becoming a place of guests and dinners and late night grown up conversations. For our life in Austin and its goodness and God's sweetness.

Your turn. What are you thankful for? 

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