Wednesday, May 29, 2013

happiness in my week.

I pulled up at 8:30 this morning
and was greeted with whooping war yells and girls running across the yard.
By the time I was out of the car, this is what was waiting:

They made the bows themselves this weekend,
out of tree branches they carved the bark off of and yarn.
I'm serious.


My current favorite flavor combination:
Fill jar with water and refrigerate.
Drink happily all the next day.

Email from Brandon:
"Right now, this is happening!"

Yay for Halloween costumes being spontaneously played with seven months later!!!!
And kids who play dress-up.
And these kids in particular, I love them so.


My contribution to dinner on Monday:

(Get it?)
I use this recipe and love it.

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When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

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Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.