and making it special.
There is something almost magical about taking something that is almost nothing . . . .
and creating beauty.
If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us. As it is, there's not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at.
2 Corinthians 4:7-8, The Message
We may not look like much, but in time, as we follow Him and His plan for our lives, God makes our lives beautiful.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
We are His. His creation. His handiwork. Made for His own pleasure. (Ephesians 1:5)
God saw all the He had made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:31
He made us well.
He makes us good.
Counting ordinary and not-so-ordinary gifts #483 - 510:
helping The Stinker create Christmas crafts
things that sparkle . . .
including The Stinker's smile as he makes special
a house transformed
a heart transformed
ears to hear
poinsettias, pink and red
a drive to see Christmas lights
singing carols in the car
Rudolph and Prancer
a first good snowfall
a world transformed
Baby Girl's first real snow experience
her tantrum because she didn't want to stop playing
big brothers' snow fights
my mom's handiwork hung on the mantle
my best friend's newborn baby GIRL! (after two boys)
new life in the dark days of winter
Immanuel, God with us
The Creator stepping into creation
over half-way to 1,000 gifts and still amazed at how many blessings there are to count