Monday, September 19, 2011

more and more {92-101}

these lists on Monday have begun to change me.

the book has changed me doubly still. 

the King has gripped my soul.

i never realized that this would be a transforming habit. 

i make lists as it is. a bit compulsively, i might add. grocery lists, to-do lists, wishlists and Christmas lists, gifts to buy and things to make. food to cook and dreams to fulfill. 

this is not a wishlist. not a collection of things i need or want or require to make my life a better place. 

"not of gifts i want, but of gifts i already have...this writing it down -- it is sort of like...unwrapping love." 

and so bit by bit

i unwrap this love. 

  • 92. respect. from peers is given, from position is earned.
  • 93. new cell phones, gifted for twenty-one years from my parents. phone calls that can be made, texts to be sent, and that doesn't turn off without a moment of warning.
  • 94. steaming mugs of raspberry tea. warming after the damping from icy rain.
  • 95. corner booths in old-fashioned cafes. 
  • 96. "calm. peace. be still."
  • 97. late nights in theaters, the smell of paint and sawdust in the air. 
  • 98. a word from His heart to mine. "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)
  • 99. plane tickets purchased to my best friend's wedding. less than a month, and the date is here. 
  • 100. the smell of new books
  • 101. the wisdom of elders, the calming of friends, the sweetness of children.
i love these gifts of mine.

no more demands or wants.

these are gifts i already possess. 

this is eucharisteo. 


{linking up with this one thousand step journey}


  1. I especially love this list.. especially number 98.. glory.. i am clinging to that verse to.. God bless you friend :-)

  2. Wow, you're already at 100! That's awesome. :) I love number 99 (so exciting!) and 100.

  3. Beautifully written, and inspiring.
    I just found that verse in my Bible yesterday. It felt a little like fate coming upon it again today.

  4. So beautiful! I love coming here and reading your lovely words. They are always uplifting!


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon