Sunday, July 6, 2008

Helpful Reminder


Was just over at Terrapin Station and she was reminded by another blogger to list things we're grateful for. This is timely as I wrestle with an issue that cropped up and bit me unsuspectingly at lunch, while with a beloved friend from Seminary, so here goes:

1) Double the attendance that I expected at July 4th weekend worship this AM
2) Double the positive comments from preaching from Romans 7-one of the beastiest scriptures, I've ever wrestled with
3)Air conditioning, even though it's only moderately hot
4)the BE-ers who keep me going-- I feel like you live near by!
5) Many pots/pans in the sink-evidence of a dinner party in my usually empty, guest less manse
6) Leftover sangria from said gathering (sipping...)
7) Having dinner with parents this evening. They make me crazy but they're alive and well-and still happily married--I know I'm in a minority when I say that.
8) Basil that grows new leaves, every 15 minutes
9) Jersey tomatoes (sans Salmonella) that go with said basil
10) The nap I'm about to take after I finish this
11) Gratitude for any of you who read this and keep me in mind from time to time

8 comments:

Songbird said...

That's a good list!

DogBlogger said...

(o)

ElastiGirl said...

mmm - Sangria - and thoughts of you...

zorra said...

Re: 8 and 9, mmm...don't forget the fresh mozzarella...
((GBTS))

Mrs. M said...

There's a lot of this going around...

The basil and tomatoes sound great! (Now you just need a cheese plant...)

Magdalene6127 said...

I keep you in mind.

Mary Beth said...

I'd love some sangria, thanks!

Magdalene6127 said...

Hey, GBTS.... thanks for your lovely words over at my place.

The first comment was by someone who called himself "President Ahmedinejad," and was paragraph after paragraph after paragraph of anti-Israel, anti-Christian stuff... quoting from the Q'ran on the subject of Ishmael, Isaac, etc. It really was politically aimed, had nothing to do with the sermon (someone probably just has a stock thing they cut and paste)... blah blah blah, more info than you need or want, I'm sure. Anyway, it took me about a day, but I finally decided to press that magic button.

Peace!