562-579 (just to be clear)

562. hearing Jubilee sing “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” from “Annie.” (She does like it here…) :)

563. these sermons to hold me over during the Summer 

564. Adorable A. (the little girl who I babysit), taking a nice long nap and giving me a chance to read

565. ceiling fans when it’s 104 degrees out

566. getting things settled in one’s mind

567.  “Don’t be too easily convinced that God really wants you to do all sorts of work you needn’t do. Each must do his duty ‘in that state of life to which God has called him.’ “
568. “You have more things you can do than things you should do…If Satan can’t make you sin, he will keep you busy.” 
569. “You would be very ashamed if you knew what the experiences you call setbacks, upheavals, pointless disturbances, and tedious annoyances really are. You would realize that your complaints about them are  nothing more or less than blasphemies-though that never occurs to you. Nothing happens to you except by the will of God, and yet (God’s) beloved children curse it because they do not know it for what it is.” 
-Jean-Pierre Caussade 

570. “…our perennial, spiritual and psychological task is to look at things familiar until they become unfamiliar again.” 
-G. K. Chesterton (haven’t we been practicing this all our lives, Birdie?)

571. “Apparently, I am too liberal to be conservative and too conservative to be liberal…” -Bailey (yes!)
572. “If you want to be parents just like my parents, then be parents who read the Word, submit themselves to the authority of a local church, raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, invest in them a thirst for knowledge, and laugh. Laugh a lot.” –Jasmine Baucham (precisely)
573. “We have the best babysitter ever!” -Mrs. Mom of Adorable A.
574. My future brother-in-law making lasagna for our family (it smells good from here!)
575. going to bed happy, thinking of my future in God’s hands
576. such a fun weekend with long-time friends, making a ridiculous movie, going to the park in medieval costumes when it was 103 outside, eating lots of tiny sandwiches and cracking each other up.
577. the fact that one friend’s boyfriend fits right in and has not, thus far “ruined everything” or “broken up the group” as our adolescent fears foretold.
578. the precious Winnie-The-Pooh drawings we received as going away gifts (when the artist was the one going away!)

579. snail mail promised from the now-faraway friend

Everly

One Response to 562-579 (just to be clear)

  1. Anonymous June 7, 2011 at 3:27 am #

    Aw,I’m so glad you liked Pooh! Love you! -Eliza Loverly

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