Monday, May 29, 2006

Little things...

I wanted to blog about something deep and profound but in order to move on with my recent sad entries, I have decided instead to give thanks for the "little things" in my life.
*Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.*
1 Corinthians 13:7
Thank You, God for the example my Grandparents and parents have set in loving each other and loving their family. (60 years is a huge blessing!)

*When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God* Daniel 6:10

Thank You God for the walkway and the river near my house. Thank you for the opportunities You have given me to walk those and to cry out to You. Thank You for the beauty You give me daily through nature.

*Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.* Hosea 2:14

Thank You God for my balcony and our time together out there at night. Thanks for the few stars I can see each night though the city shines brightly too. Thank You for calling me out of the darkness into the light.

*Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.* Habakkuk 3:17-18

*Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act* Psalm 37:5


Jordan said...

Cubs won today. That puts them only 13.5 games out of first.

Just a little note from the States.

JoPappa said...
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JoPappa said...

Little things...
...not so little after all...?

Little toes that you can wiggle;
Little girls and how they giggle.

Little sisters, little brothers,
now uncles, aunts, dads and mothers.

Little Grandmas, four-foot-'leven;
The little things are big in Heaven:

When I was hungry, you said "Eat!"
When I was dry, you gave me drink.
I was alone, you brought me in,
I needed clothes, sick ... and thin,
confined and trapped, you came to me
How little was this all to Me?

Little kindness,
Little smile,
Little visit,
Little while...little, little ... ?

Little baby, little town,
little stable, little Mom,
little kingdom, little place,
little chance to save the race?

"Any (little) patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy." (Lewis, Malcolm p. 120)

Joanna Kay said...

Dad, for pete's sake. What part of "but in order to move on with my recent sad entries" did you not understand? ha ha I read your comment and started to cry. I am in an weird state of sad, as you know. It's like God is showing me my life and showing me my heart... I wish I could explain what I feel and what is happening but I can't. Praise God that He is working... I wish I had taken more advantage of the "little" things instead of being in a hurry to get here, get out of college, get older, get out of the house, get to be as big as my brothers, get to go to school...
I remember you telling me once, after I cried when you left me at the apartment in college, that it was never "goodbye" for you and I. That it was only "goodnight" until one day it would be goodnight for a little longer, until we both were awakened in our Home, in our Belonging, with Our True Desire. But oh, how I long to see you sitting in the living room, with your thoughtful look on, a cup of coffee at your side... or sitting there tuning your guitar, asking me "What should I play?" and before I say "goodnight" I request, "Jesus, King of Angels" and I go upstairs where I go to sleep listening to you sing softly...
Yeah, it's those "little" things that I miss dreadfully. But I pray that when I do return Home I will be hand in hand with some, that is "me" to give what has been Given. That we can all have that "awakening", that "belonging", that fulfilling of our True Desire. Yes, I know that is what makes it worth not seeing your face, though I miss you so.

JoPappa said...

What a blessing it is to 'miss' someone.

Though it hurts, there can't be anything too wrong with it:

It just drips with love ... and promise.

We 'miss' someone because their heart is turned our way and calling to us.

We find our way back to those hearts, every time ... usually by following the little things.

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ...?"

Keep looking at the little things that bring Promise to life: the Cubs won yesterday! That puts them only 13.5 games out of first.

Kelli B said...

You've got the coolest family...