renewed, day by day

a wicked virus wreaked havoc on my family this week, taking them down one by one.  i thought we'd turned a corner, but last night was  rough and jim still isn't feeling up to par.

it has been a while since i've counted gifts in this space, but i figured what better time than when i'm otherwise inclined toward grumpiness?

an ongoing record of God's goodness, #143-163

homemade enchiladas shared with friends

swimming lessons.  (i haven't gotten to see my little tadpole in action, but dylan is a water baby from way back and loves her time in the pool.)

zumba, and that it counts as exercise, even when my steps are all wrong;)

my sick kids are more cuddly and polite, so there's the upside to all that hoarking, i suppose

milk from the farm

four laying chickens and midwinter omelets

rainbow peppers, bought on sale

rearranging furniture and organizing projects, to keep us busy on days spent at home

new windows to keep out drafts in our farm house

library books and blankets hand-knit by grandma

a kind camp cook, who sends food home

after a weekend of teaching wilderness first aid in sub-zero temps (with the flu!), jim is home this snowy monday:)

my three loves reading together on the couch, giggling

the fact that i am not sick (yet)

a borrowed (re: free) carpet/upholstery cleaner, ready to do battle against the horrors of the week

thankful for in-home washer/dryer

graceful moments of reconciliation

how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in unity

ordering One Thousand Gifts, eager to read in community.  (join us?)

another pittsburgh super bowl!

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. -2 Cor 4:16-18

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