The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. Psalm 16:6

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I have been contemplating (why contemplating?) beginning a gratitude journal as Ann speaks about over at Holy Experience. But the quote she used yesterday by J.I. Packer did me in:

"The life of true holiness is rooted
in the soil of awed adoration.

It does not grow elsewhere.

That which grows elsewhere is not true holiness, whatever else it is.
No blend of zeal, passion, self-denial, discipline, orthodoxy, and effort adds up to holiness

where praise is lacking

~ J.I. Packer

Praise has been lacking here as of late, while I focus internally and miss entirely the comforting touch of God. May a new found focus on praising Him for unmerited gifts stretch me into a more holy creature. May I feel the warm soil of awed adoration squish between my toes.
" The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him." Exodus 15:2
Father God, I praise You for:

(1) The life-giving Word of God, without which I would not know my Savior.

(2) Good friends, sisters in Christ, who pray for me.

(3) Quiet Saturdays to rest and recharge.

(4) The delighted squeals of my french-fry loving toddler.

(5) Sisters giggling and enjoying one another's company.


Donna Boucher said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment at my blog today...
I love coming and meeting new people.

What a fun life with five young children. You are at the beginning while I am at the ending...I'm so thankful that I will have Katie around for ten or so more years!!!

Kim said...

I am grateful for dear sisters in Christ who have loved, served and mentored me through my life--just like my dear friend Nancy Hoyer and her precious family!! I love you and miss you!!