*lingering visits after Sunday dinner at Mike and Koni's house
*prayer after lingering visits at Mike and Koni's house
*late night chat fests with cousins
*Mount Hood on a clear day
*the smoked salmon and cheese at Multnomah Falls
*hot breakfast and coffee on Cash Mt.
*cousins giggling and TRYING to behave during church
*a brand new Real Simple magazine
*homemade ice cream
*letters of encouragement
*words of encouragement
*frequent flier miles
*God's drawing the broken to Himself over and over again
It was late Sunday afternoon. The food eaten and put away. Conversations in all parts of the room...cancer, healing, career, production, worship, church, God's family, children, Uganda, Pump Church,Tivo, learning, babies, pregnancy, memories-t-opics related and distant swirling around the room. Meandering thoughts and dreams.
As the precious lady in front of me listened and shared her seekings and understandings, I was struck by the richness of life. Friends, communication, prayer, struggle, pain, perseverance, God. Above all and in all.
Thank you Lord for helping me see. That in every moment there are morsels to savor.
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thess 5:16-18