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Friday, September 05, 2008

Six Things That Make Me Happy

My dear friend Virginia at gramma_s place has awarded me with the Kreativ Blog Award. She is a talented woman that has blessed my life since meeting her through her daughter Mrs. Darling at Dishpan Dribble. Gramma is always inspiring me to walk closer with God each time I visit her site. She has given me the simple understanding through her writings to be content in all circumstances. For years I have struggled with feeling guilty for not regularly attending church. But that, my friends, has been laid to rest. Our family has been blessed with a special needs child; a young son with Down syndrome. The task of 'fitting in' at a traditional church is a great challenge to say the least. Knowing Virginia's daily walk with God has inspired me to rethink 'church'. Day by day I've come to accept that I can either raise the white flag of defeat (by not attending a regular weekly service) ... or stand up to defeat and learn to walk moment by moment with God and using every day situations to do the work of the Father. The idea of seeking out people in need and acting upon those needs is my service to God. For that I'm grateful to my blog friend. Now, I'm supposed to tell of six things that make me happy ... and pass on the award to six friends:
  1. Creation through the awesome power of God.
  2. My child like faith in the simplistic message of the Cross
  3. The love of my family and friends
  4. The privilege of living in the United States of America
  5. Meeting like minded blog buddies from all parts of the world
  6. Being a wife, mother, grandmother
I'm passing this award on to: Pat ... a fellow homemaker that is full of insightful wisdom and sage advice. Amrita ... a Christian sister from the land of India making progress one day at a time for her country. Saija ... on the Manitoba Prairie of Canada; she is always full of the Joy of the Lord. Miss Terry ... a dear sisterly neighbor also living in Canada that has such a giving heart. Margie ... living her daily walk with God out in the open each day on her blog. Sara ... a talented writer & psychiatric nurse that has way too much insight for one person.


Becky said...

just passing thru to say hi!

Pat said...

I love awards! Never got them in school, so I'll take all I can get now!!
Six things that make me happy:
1. God's love for me - and everyone - unconditionally.
2. My family - and that they know Christ as their savior.
3. Lemon meringue pie -can't remember that last time I had any.
4. This awesome, unbelievable, abundant USA where I was blessed to be born.
5. My great blog friends, how wonderfully they have enriched my life.
6. A clean house filled with wonderful memories and aroma of something yummy cooking.
Only six, huh? OK, I'll mind the rules.

Saija said...

awwwwww ... thank you! that feels like a blog hug ... :o) ...

you are very deserving of this award - i am always amazed how you mom's with special needs miracles, do such great jobs ... ((Hugs))

6 things that make me happy:
1. families getting along.
2. hearing my husband get excited about something he read in the bible - or learned.
3. sunrises & sunsets - cause it reminds me of Who made them and me.
4. the smell of baking coming from my kitchen!
5. when someone says "i needed that hug, or word, or whatever it may have been that God prompted me to do ...
6. my sweet blog buds who bless my heart and make my computer life so blessed!

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
I am way lost here.
If a church cannot fit your Nathan, wonderful gift from God, who can it fit?
That said, I just yesterday found that I too have kind of a problem fitting in in our church.
Living in the Norwegian Bible Belt, I have a wide range of churches to choose from in our neighborhood.
"He who searches, SHALL find."
I cannot blame others, just keep on searching.

6 things making me happy.
1. Bible& praying
2. My family
3. My friends, they are the family I choose.
4. The nature and wildlife surrounding us.
5. Traveling.
6. Reading, writing, photographing, knitting,painting in front of a good bonfire.

Have a blessed week.
From Felisol

Amrita said...

Thank you so much Mrs Mac, I was without Internat for a long time so i could not see this.

Terry said...

Thank you so much Mrs. Mac.
You have made me so happy and Miss Patty and the Indian Princess, and the Manitoba Prairie Girl and the Cancer walking lady and that family loving girl, Sara and my dear friend on the far side of the sea also are my happiness, and I am sorry I broke the rules... that is seven..[oh I wish I could make it nine so I could squeeze Mr. Jim and the little Gift into my list]Love Terry