Joy Visualized

Joy Visualized

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 30th: "Three Gifts Overjoyed"

#881  Lost tweezers found

#882  An hour to hold peace in the form of a sleeping 3 week old Grayson

#883  Finished favors for the final Fall party

Monday, October 29, 2012

October 29th: "Three Gifts On Time"

#878  On time to pick up some squirrels from preschool

#879  On time to get some extra playground time in before ballet

#880  Pumpkin oranges ready in time to send for a school treat

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 28th: "Three Gifts in Christ"

#875  The Light of the Gospel

"Our heart is like the darkened earth; the Gospel is like the sun,
enlightening and giving life to our hearts.
May the true sun of Thy righteousness shine in our hearts, O Lord!"
~~St. John of Kronstadt

#876  Mercy for the humble

"...he began to shout, 'Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!'"
Mark 10:47

#877  The community of the body

"It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, 
some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 
to prepare God's people for works of service, 
so that the body of Christ may be built up 
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God 
and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."
Ephesians 4:11-13

October 27th: "A Gift Humbling, Honoring, Happy"

#872  Humbling:  Preparation done

#873  Honoring:  Participant's delight

#874  Happy:  Practical dessert

October 26th: "Three Gifts Extravagant"

Author's Note:  "Extravagant" to one may be perfectly ordinary to another.

#869  Sneak peak into the inner workings of an upcoming church meal

#870  Surprise fly-by of a C130 Hercules...

#871  Warm meal on a cold night

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25th: "Three Gifts Enjoying"

#866  A Lucy Day

#867  Holding her little hand at the zoo...where we scored some free spider rings

#868  Treat Night with the Monarch, the Wizard, and the Skeleton

October 24th: Three Gifts Accomplished"

#863  Helping a teacher

#864  Some well-checked five-year-olds

#865  Spare beds prepared

October 23rd: "Three Gifts Begun"

#860  Muscle recovery from "strong" workout yesterday

 #861  Painting with the twins

#862  Eldest:  "I just love reading my bible."

October 22nd: "A Gift Silent, Still, Strong"

#857  Silent:  The hill in the morning

#858  Still:  The pages of a Living Word

#859  Strong:  My attempted workout

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 21st: "Three Gifts Undervalued"

#854  Time spent sitting on an old fire engine

#855  Wandering a book store

#856  Tradition and the cleaning-out of a pumpkin

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 20th: "Three Gifts Unconventional"

#851  Fun Saturday Work

#852  Eldest's choice of fashion

#853  A different pumpkin portrait in a new pumpkin patch

October 19th: "Three Gifts Unexpected"

#848  Five-Year-Olds in a Cattle Trailer

#849  How big she's getting....

#850  Such a GREAT ArtHouse opening

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 18th: "A Gift Shared, Saved, Surrendered"

#845  Shared:  Work with the boy to pick up rotten pears and battle wasps

#846  Saved:  Math objectives for 2nd grade and wonderful memories of Open House Night

(Photo Credit:  Jack Edwards)

#847  Surrendered:  the payment for a job well done by the Only Boy....and he's ready to pick up some more pears.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17th: "Three Gifts Ugly-Beautiful"

#843  Workin' trucks...not pretty, but very useful

#844  Bugs on a van...and the sense of accomplishment that comes with washing them off

#845  Car wash "Ballerinas"---the headless, loud, dizzily spinning variety, but fascinating to watch

October 16th: "Three Gifts Burning"

Author's Note:  Two days ago, a neighbor was burning brush in the back yard.  I love that smell.  Alas, no burning of that sort on this day, but there were other gifts to be found....

#839  Flare of enthusiastic labor from The Only Boy

#840  Candles & Conversation with Women of my Heart

#841 commune, to experience, to hear, to hold....

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15th: "Three Gifts Re-Read"

#836  Love notes from the Eldest....never gets old.

#837  Since I missed it at church yesterday, I read it today, by myself.

#838  A review of last night's chapter....

"'Yes, they are; but it would be far better to be eaten up alive by them
than live, such a worthless creature as you are.  Why, you're not fit to be thought
about by any but bad, ugly creatures.'
This was how herself talked to her."
The Lost Princess, Chapter Eleven: Rosamond in the Peat-moss