Sunday, September 6, 2009

You are a Gift . . . a Light for the World *190-197

How long does a candle have to burn . . .
before it starts lighting up the room?~ As soon as it's lit on fire ~

A very special gratitude to the souls that light up this grand community.
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190. The gorgeous week of wonderful weather we had here in the northeast.

191. For the custodians who freshly painted the halls and classrooms.

192. For family that calls to say, 'we'd love to see you!'

193. For niece that worked hard at McDonald's this spring and summer...
to save money for a special trip to France ~ she maintained her high-honor average and saved enough money to go!

194. Grateful for my neighbors that call and say, 'we'd love to have you join us.'

195. Heart overflowing for daughter who makes phone calls feel almost as good as real visits.

196. The sweetness that lingers long after the togetherness.

197. Humbled by and grateful for our pastor's message today...
Is my life my ministry?

Have I introduced my close friends to my Closest Friend?

~All is Gift ...... All is Blessing


  1. beautiful! I just love your blog! Thankful for you!

  2. I am so grateful that you are still with us and I loved your post today. You are a light, Maria. Thank you.

  3. What a great list - and pretty pictures. Very sweet.

  4. I like #196-that is so true...:)

  5. I like 196 and my life a ministry- I hope in every little way that it is.

  6. Beautifully written (:

  7. Yes, Maria, you life is a ministry - your beautiful words, reflecting a beautiful heart, bless and encourage. I am so happy I met you dear heart.

  8. What a *lovely* list, Maria, and what lovely sentiments expressed~ thank you for sharing them all!

  9. I love the candle comparison in describing the light we give off ourselves. I like to think we each have a wick inside, that only the Holy Spirit can light. I'm going to think of myself as a candle!

    Very lovely...