Friday, July 12, 2013


Linking up again with Five Minute Friday so I can just practice the discipline of writing.


Gifts don't have to be wrapped in paper and bows.
The best ones usually aren't.

Some presents from this week of living...

An unsolicited "I love you"
An acceptance for master's degree work
A friend paying my dinner bill
A child unafraid and jumping off the diving board
A unrushed walk with preschoolers
The body of Christ honest yet loving (and still intact)
Anticipation of children awaiting family's arrival
Practicing for a coming baptism
A 4-year old writing letters
The writing success of a friend
Mid-afternoon eats with a best friend
Communion with 2 children
Saying I'm sorry
Knowing I am loved 
Clean water to drink
Air conditioning for that humid day
Wireless internet
Onion on a salad
Running with a friend

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above...
James 1:17 (NASB)


  1. LOVE this!!!! Life is so much sweeter when we recognize the gifts that God has given us!