...a song of thanksgiving to God our Creator triumphantly raise;
Who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us, who lovingly guides to the end of our days.
His banners are o'er us, His light goes before us, a pillar of fire shining forth in the night.
Til shadows have vanished and darkness is banished as forward we travel from light into light.
After a wonderful weekend, I'm continuing my list of ways the Fathers shows His care for me. And not just me! His creation, His people, His church.
P.S. Last week I mentioned that I started a list with my middle school students. Well, this week, in one day, they took our list from 20 items up to 84! I think they are catching on. Glory to God.
0949 fall colors
0950 church getaway
0951 being with church people for meals, meetings, seeing each other all day, hearing each others' babies cry at night. Loving each other.
0952 hike in New Hampshire on a brilliant day
0953 blinding sun
0954 yellow tunnels in the woods
0955 catching a frog (it peed on me!)
0956 worshiping together
0957 people who love my children
0958 church children growing up together
0959 making a baby belly laugh!
0960 old barns
0962 beautiful bride
0963 engaged couples
0964 gospel of Luke and its parables
0965 the dance between joy and suffering
0966 having friends over specifically to pray for them
0967 Gospel - you are more of a mess than you first imagined; you are more deeply loved than you ever dared hope.