January 16, 2012

Steadily Falling, Firmly Set

The rain falls steadily as He holds me tightly. 
Tears fall onto my pillow, just like the rain drops wetting the ground. 

The past week has been a struggle. 
Pressures of life are constant, but every once in awhile,
a situation or event, knocks you off your feet. 

Twice last week, I felt that way, 

..but now the rain has passed.
He has dried my tears, picked me up, and set me firmly

in His light.
~ Dorie

...continuing my gratitude listing...

883.  comfort and love

884.  His firm grasp

885.  events in life that reveal the hidden

886.  prayers of a dear friend

887.  tears of sorrow and joy

888.  kindness of strangers

889.  gaining understanding of a situation

890.  beginning to plan another year of school

891.  adding a bit of whimsy to the weekend breakfast table

892.  pumpkin pancakes

893.  making snowball cookies with my daughter

894.  grocery store sales

895.  parents stopping by to visit

896.  creative and funny puppet shows

897.  conversations around the dinner table - the serious and the silly

898.  children voluntarily cleaning up an entire meal by themselves (and doing a fine job)

899.  watching the playoff games with my family

900.  another day to spend with loved ones and friends

...and so it continues...


  1. Lovely, lovely words Dorie. I'm so glad that you have peace for the situation!

  2. This is such a wonderful list of gifts! Thank you for sharing! I found you through Ann, and just wanted to say hello! Have a great week!

  3. I am so thankful for peace in the midst of the hard places. Beautiful list today!

  4. Beauty from ashes is what your words reminded me of today. Blessings to you!

  5. Children cleaning up is a blessing worth the counting..thanking Him with you for all our blessings.

  6. I'm sorry it has been a rough week. Here too. Wonderful to read another's reliance on the Lord, through the good, bad and ugly. I would be nothing without His support! I enjoyed your list - especially #898! My husband and I dream about those days!


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