Monday, September 26, 2011

Multitudes on Mondays

Each week, I look forward to Monday when I get to share the everyday blessings of my week.  I continue to be on the lookout each day and I try to remember to write them down.

The three year old children in our preschool class were learning about the senses.  Vision was the emphasis as we made binoculars with black construction paper.  And then we all went for a walk to SEE things.

How interesting to see things through the eyes of a child.  The wonder of seeing the cloud formations and a simple flower somehow appear more special.

It also reminded me of how innocent the children are.  As we grow up, how often do we set our eyes on things and people that maybe we should not?  I thought of the song "Oh be careful little eyes what you see".

#174  The experience of seeing things through the eyes of three year old children

#175  A reminder to be cautious as to what I set my eyes upon

Each week we present a new letter to the children.  This week our letter was "D".  They begin to learn phonics in this way and it's so fun to see them discover words that start with D.

Danielle was excited because her name starts with the letter "D".  In fact, it is a capital D, not lower case D.

#176 Children who are excited to learn new things

#177 The adventure of searching for things that begin with the letter D

#178 The excitement when words like dancing and diaper are shouted as they begin with the letter D

The children learn to sit criss cross applesauce when they gather to hear a story.  This helps make room for all of them and also to avoid anyone stepping on another's fingers.  They need to be reminded though.

#179 To see children learn the expectations and to begin to listen and follow them

On Saturday, I joined with a small group of women from our church for a brunch.  It was such fun to get together and talk, eat, and to hear a testimony.

Our theme was on hospitality.  I immediately thought of Sandy Coughlin's blog called The Reluctant Entertainer. She wrote a fabulous book by the same name and ... I have it.  No excuses for not entertaining when you can have access to great simple ideas.  After all, the emphasis should be on your guests and helping them to feel welcome in your home.

Wouldn't you know it?  Debbie Moore spoke about this very concept.  She had each of our tables answer questions to keep us on our toes too.

And one of the prizes was Sandy's book "The Reluctant Entertainer".  How perfect is that?

As we left the restaurant, I was so thankful for this church family.  It was good to hear another's story of their life before meeting Jesus.  But it was even better to hear the difference He made in her life and in her heart.

#180 Having friends who share my faith

#181 For women who are willing to be transparent and share from their life story with others

#182 For the encouragement I receive being together with friends

Have you begun to look for your everyday blessings?  I encourage you to share them each Monday as I link up with Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience.

Blessings and love,

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Sonja said...

I just wonder how many of those little 3 year old's moms would be so blessed if they could see the way their children's teacher is writing her blessings about their little ones on Heart Choices. I sure would be!

Debbie, God is gifting you with seeing life through these children's eyes. The way you share it is just beautiful!! You are such a blessing to me.

Love you!

Jill Samter said...

Love your thankful hear!

Love you!

Counting my blessings with you!

Jill xoxo

Cathy said...

I so enjoy reading your list each week. What a great way to remind us of how God blesses us sometimes in such simple ways if we'll just take the time to notice.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh your heart felt joy comes through with the kids...those parents are extremely blessed.

Once again I just felt God wrap you up in His arms with the ladies luncheon...what a blessings and encouragement

Hugs for this week...thanks for the continued reminder to give thanks in all things

LittleWomen21 said...

I am keeping a list like this too based on based on Ann Voskamp's 1000 gifts. I love the things the little ones are "giving you" and I esp. loved the last three gifts you list. Encouragement from friends in the faith is a gift beyond price!

Karen Mortensen said...

What wonderful blessings you have.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a sweet activity! And how wonderful to see things through they eyes of a three year old! I should get that RE book, it sounds like a great one to have. Encouragement from friends is such a special gift. Beautiful list Debbie!

hk said...

Just running by Debbie (with a "D"). Always enjoy reading your thankful list.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds like you had fun in the classroom and a great time at the fellowship with the ladies from church. Love the centerpieces! So pretty!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What fun it is to drop by and get a glimpse of your work life. I can just picture you with those little ones. What a blessing you are to them, even as they are a blessing to you.

Love the snippets into your heart you've provided, too.

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