Introducing: Multitude Monday

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Multitude Monday.

One thousand gifts.
 
One way to reconnect with gratitude in a weary, overwhelming world.
 
I’m so grateful I found a site which empowers the embrace of time and love and God’s gifts in the midst of life and where we least expect it.
 
Maybe–as Ann Voskamp, the creator of this online gratitude community explains–I’ll have one thousand gifts racked up someday, too.
 
But for now, here are the first few . . . a fall frenzy of love and emptiness, warmth and creation.
 
God’s creation.
 
Which is exactly what gratefulness is, after all, right? Gratefulness is God’s creation of the ability to love and behold and believe all wrapped in the brilliance of a fall leaf or the bumpiness of a hedge apple.
 
All wrapped up for you.
 
And me.
 
Enjoy the next few images and thoughts. And when you’re done, post a link to thing’s you’re grateful for in the comments section, below. I’d love to oogle and praise and rest in your joys, too, friends.
 
1.
 
empty shoes moments ago clung to the heels of a teenage life
 
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not afraid to sink toes into a chilled autumn lake
 
2.
warped wood weathered smooth by pelting rain and the drizzle of dewdrops
 
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3.
 
holding hearts with Grandpa
 
who still takes time to teach us to fish
 
with homemade dough bait we wrap around hooks with the help of his work worn hands
 
 
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hands I watched build
 
whose building hands still mesmerize
 
4.
 
wooden posts standing at attention
 
in a new room for a boy who needs his own space
 
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space which thrills on cloudless azure afternoons
 
5.
 
cheering for the common good
 
the common dream
 
the home team
 
hedging out a win
 
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6.
 
roadside handfuls of bumpy, brainy things
 
7.
 
giggling
 
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8.
 
emptying a nest of its dangers
 
staring at the stingless spaces
 
we wonder
 
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9.
 
and we ride through crunchy leaves
 
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10.
 
pick through perfect golden patches
 
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11.
 
scoop out slime
 
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and
 
12.
 

glow

 
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Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (TMV)

10 thoughts on “Introducing: Multitude Monday

    1. What a beautiful encouraging note, Ann! And wow, thanks for visiting! Such a blessing to have a “place” and reminder to be grateful each week. Blessings!

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