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Marveling at Grace

No man is born, either naturally or supernaturally, with character.  He has to make character.  Nor are we born with habits; we have to form habits on the basis of the new life God has put into us.  We are not meant to be illuminated versions, but the common stuff of ordinary life exhibiting the marvel of the grace of God. ~ Oswald Chambers

Practicing thanksgiving…

 262.  smiling sleepers

263.  Hank the Cowdog, and getting to do my best Drover voice

264.  my wonderful wife of 16 years, today *blush*

265.  God’s provision for our family

266.  All 5 of my special children

267.  one home

268.  kind words from others

269. beautiful, quiet Wildcat Rd.

270. morning runs

271. instant hot water

272. summer break

273. 4 kids cuddled up in one bedroom, listening to a book on tape at bedtime

274.  sunshine in my window and a happy anniversary kiss on the forehead to wake me up.

275.  wonderful dads, awesome Father

276. fishing, swimming, swamp-walking together

277. a phone that withstood the swamp

278.  kids camping in the yard

279. coffee with my husband

280. friends coming to play

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6 thoughts on “Marveling at Grace

  1. studiojru on said:

    Happy Anniversary! I beautiful list of gifts full of love! 🙂

  2. I’m hopping over from A Holy Experience 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your gratitude list, Tresta. And love Oswald (yes, we’re on a first name basis),
    God’s grace displayed in His children is definitely marvelous! May it be marvelously displayed in YOU this week!
    Hugs from VA,
    Susan

  3. Happy Anniversary! Love your list – so much to be thankful for. Smiling sleepers? The best!

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