A cute, little, blond, blue eyed, pumpkin eater is sound asleep in the “grandkids” room down the hall.
Hubby is next to me watching football after a busy Sunday.
Me, I’m full and happy.
Full of the memories of a weekend jam packed and overflowing with blessings.
A group of women from our church spent the weekend at a mountain retreat house on Mt. Hood.
The weather was picture perfect.
We spent the weekend discovering how Father God sees us through His “Jesus glasses”.
We talked about how we need to see each other through “Jesus glasses” as well, and made ourselves some “visual aids”.
We strengthened our connections with God and with each other.
We ate together, laughed together, hiked together, learned together, cried together, prayed together.
Sunday morning we drove down the mountain and to our church for a morning of celebration
as three new elders were added to our leadership team.
After church we enjoyed dinner out with our leadership team, and then came home with baby granddaughter,
who will be here for three whole nights, while her mama and daddy are out of town at a church planting event.
With these “Jesus glasses” on it seems that all I see around me are blessings.
My continuing gratitude list #675-#689
-facebook messages from my daughter
-honest communication (even if sometimes it’s hard)
-silly baby girl
-oldest granddaughter’s and only grandson’s voices on the phone
-God speaking to my heart as I walk
-a great children’s ministries team meeting
-baby granddaughter lying next to me watching Curious George
-seeing my mama and the other residents at the assisted living home enjoying baby granddaughter
-the beautiful women of Truelife Church
-God putting it all together
-seeing connections being made
-a huge hawk taking off so close over my head I could hear its wings, (amazing!)
-hiking around Trillium Lake
-seeing women set free and blossoming
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