monday gifts

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Thankful for… 

friends who take my crazy ideas and make them reality. (Pastor: “Bring watermelon or cookies.” Me: “Valerie!! Watermelon cookies!”)

how excited we all are for our new church house. We had our first service there, in a tent in the parking lot. 2013-09-15_10-39-05_667

sitting on a deck & drinking coffee & just talking with best friends.

a conversation with my cowboy brother. I love him.
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when the cinnamony goodness cannot be contained. 2013-09-15_16-57-28_438
remembering 9/11.2013-09-11_13-32-05_833
saying Romans 8:1-39! Woo hoo! Hanner secretly timed me and I said it in under 6 minutes. Our memory group had an awesome little gathering to celebrate finishing the chapter. How many people can say they’ve played Romans 8 bingo?

how thrilling it is to be able to say that chapter from memory.
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my cute cousins. We always have so much fun together. 2013-09-13_19-39-16_415
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8:26 esv) 
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2 thoughts on “monday gifts

  1. Congratulations on finishing Romans 8! I checked on your blog this evening to see if that had happened yet. You are wise not to have waited until you are 75 to try to memorize it. I have had very slow going. I do better with single verses that don’t have to be connected in order. That was a lot of work. Good for you to keep with it til you finished.!

    • Hi there, Pat! Thanks for the congrats! That’s funny, I’m actually the opposite- I do much better with a chapter to memorize, rather than separate verses! Now my memory group is going through the book “100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know By Heart” and I’m having to figure out how I’ll keep track of all the different verses!
      And yep, my 61 year old dad tells me the same thing.. it’s slower going for his brain. As well as the challenge of having known/heard the verses over the years in several different versions, that can be tricky! 🙂
      Take care! ~Frances

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