O give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name,

make known his deeds among the peoples.

Sing to him, sing praises to him;

tell of all his wonderful works.

Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

—Psalm 105:1-3

God-gifts pour down, every day, even when I don’t have eyes to see, but I only rejoice when I turn my eyes to the hills and the sea and the faces of my children, where I see the imprint of God’s loving fingers, the shadow of God’s smile.

It is by seeking the Lord that He may be found: seeking leads to seeing leads to rejoicing. Let’s choose joy!

The list of God-gifts continues:

2707. Morning light on aspen.

2708. “The Mystery of the Red Beep” is solved! (Said red beep nearly drove me crazy: every minute for two hours till my beloved husband figured out what it was: the dishwasher, interrupted, and unhappy about it.)

2709. These vivid words from Psalm 73:9: “Their tongue struts through the earth.” Sometimes the Bible is just plain funny.

2710. A house with two bathrooms! (Even if it is only for three days.)

2711. Drawing with Jane.

2712. Paddling round the little lake.

2713. Sunshine. And more sunshine. Every day. What a gift!

2714. Electric blue dragonflies alighting on arms and jeans and book—and Jack’s toes!

2715. Watching Jane learn to handle a kayak.

2716. Jack’s independence: he lit out in his kayak and reached the far side of the lake before the rest of us had even left the dock.

2717. Three tawny deer grazing outside our rental house.

2718. A book sale at the George Fox University Library: 6 books (all for me!) for $2.25!

2719. Playing outside with the kids, so Doug could take a much needed nap.

2720. Quiet in this moment.

Your turn: What are you thankful for?

Please list three or four (or ten!) things for which you’re grateful down in the comment box. Let’s lift up a hymn of grateful praise to the Giver of all good gifts!

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Linking today with Ann Voskamp, who inspired the gift list in the first place.