Sunday, February 20, 2011

Whatever He touches…



My phone beeps with an incoming text.

It’s a weather alert from The Weather Channel app. saying,

“It is possible that the valley floors will see a significant snowfall in the mid to late week time frame…

but it is also possible that little or no snow will fall.”

Uncertainty…that seems to be the world’s prognostication for everything.

On a walk through my neighborhood, the One Who’s Breath is Life whispers a sure word to my spirit.

“Whatever I touch cannot remain dead, hopeless, lifeless.”

No matter if it snows

or doesn’t snow…

Spring is sure to come…




“His extravagant offerings are not limited to the incarnation and crucifixion but given each day in every beauty found in nature, in every goodness we experience in relationships, even in every moment of time and every breath of life that we breathe.” Dana Candler, Entirety

“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.

 He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”

James 1:17 N.L.T.

my continuing gratitude list #935-#952

-finding baby granddaughter’s rubber ducky hidden in my rainboot

-being around an encourager

-a great night’s sleep

-lunch with some other pastor’s wives


-my two faraway grandkid’s voices on the phone

-a quiet morning home alone

-an email prayer request from a blog friend and the joy of bearing one another’s burdens

-dinner at home

-four little birds perched together on the very tip top of the tree

-no two voices exactly alike…isn’t that amazing?

-resurrection life all around


-the first gathering at our new prayer room (and all the volunteers who put in hours and hours to renovate it)


-my cheery red crock pot


-apple butter simmering away all day filling the house with the apple-y, spicy fragrance

-baby granddaughter getting to have a sleepover with Papa and Nana


-beautiful weather

-30 decisions for Christ in the first two weeks of our daughter and son-in-law’s new church plant

Gratefully yours,


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  1. Thanking God with you for the promise of life - in Him! And that there is NO uncertainty in His Word. Praising God with your dear kids for the lives changed during these early days of their ministry.

  2. Beautiful! Yesterday, today, forever... His promises are sure and constant.


  3. Beautiful. Enjoyed the pictures. :)

  4. I loved this and needed that reminder. Whatever He touches can not remain dead. I love, love, love that. I also love your list. I was excited to read the final one about your daughter's church plant.

    The spaghetti picture is adorable. It made me smile. I was very blessed by that picture of the worship, too. It was particularly beautiful to see all the different worship styles. That's a beautiful sight to me.

  5. Elizabeth, your pictures reminding us spring is coming are beautiful.

  6. What an outstanding list of gratitude! I love your cheery red crockpot picture. It reminds me of my red Keurig Coffee Maker -- I love the red.

    Have a blessed Monday.


  7. Wow! Thirty decisions for Christ--thirty decisions for life! Cool! How awesome is our God?!

  8. Beautiful post! Encouragers are the best. Ahh... apple butter smells amazing. I love your photos. Gorgeous!

  9. Great list! I especially got a kick out of the "rubber ducky" one--so cute!

  10. I'm doing the happy dance with you, Elizabeth! lol! I'm so glad to be back in blogland!! I can't imagine being w/out a computer for month. I was going insane for 10 measly days! lol!

    I must tell you what a complete blessing you are to me, dear girl. I love reading your posts and making them part of my devotions. ♥ I especially love your comment above that spring is sure to come. THAT was wonderful to hear.... :) There IS a light at the end of the tunnel.....Hugs, sweet friend ~

    xoxo laurie

  11. I’m visiting from Ann’s today. I know it’s Tuesday and the link was yesterday. But there are 300 of us linking – I’ll be reading all week and still won’t get to them all. So I’m glad I got to yours.

    First, amen – no matter what it looks like – spring is sure to come – I heart that.

    And I do have one favorite from your list. - baby granddaughter getting to have a sleepover with Papa and Nana for shame! Not only do you give a gift to her mom and dad – but get one for yourself – everybody’s a winner – including granddaughter :)

    Thank you for sharing your list – it’s really a joy reading all of these.

    God Bless you and yours and your gratitude journey.


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