Happy Monday, sweet angels!
Delighted to start my week with YOU! Just hangin’ out thinking about the little miracles in my life. Feeling so thankful. I enjoyed a wonderful weekend full of little things that gave me momentary pause. And had me smiling. Let me share a few here with you.
There are no coincidences.
Ok, first little miracle. Remember last week, when the Blended Bloggers and I shared our “Christmas in July” gift reveal? And I showed off the thoughtful gifts I received from my sweet Secret Santa Katie. If not, run over here just a sec to check out that post but hurry back.
So you saw the book I received, Giddy Up, Eunice: Because Women Need Each Other by Sophie Hudson.
I started reading it on Friday just as soon as I finished Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Hudson’s writing is light and fun even though she is writing about a bunch of heavy-duty women from the Bible. I have confessed here before that my formal religious foundation is very slight. So as I began reading the book, I realized I was going to have to make notes about the lives of Mary and Elizabeth, Ruth and Naomi, and Lois and Eunice in order to keep them straight in my mind. Well, Mary I know. Eunice, not so much. I found a couple of great websites to provide the background stories I was lacking. I took notes and now I am really diggin’ this book. The first chapters are about Mary and Elizabeth. Two women who each conceived a child under miraculous circumstances. But I bet you knew that already.
Then we go to church on Saturday night and guess what? The pastor’s message is all about John the Baptist who was Elizabeth’s miraculously conceived child! I know, crazy. Pastor Neiman spoke about why John the Baptist was such a great man.
Several of those qualities especially resonated with me. John discovered what he was called to do in life and did it. He was a humble, praying man who wore unusual clothes. Isn’t that crazy that I would be reading about Elizabeth and then go to church and hear about her? Can I get an AMEN?
Second little miracle. This weekend, my Prince and I had an unusual (for us) date. I am going to share more about that in a post later this week. But part of it included a visit to the El Paso Museum of History. Outside of the museum, there is a Digie Wall – Digital Information Gateway In El Paso (Wall). It is the first of its kind in the U.S. More about that coming soon. But for now, just know that museum patrons are invited to upload their own photos to the wall. Here is a little postcard we were able to create via the wall.
We left the museum excited about coming up with a photo we could post that would somehow tie into El Paso history. I wanted to use a photo we took of ourselves in Civil War-type costumes one Halloween. But we knew the Civil War wasn’t really fought as far west as El Paso. On our way walking back to the car, guess what we almost tripped over?
Yup, you guessed it. A historical marker. Aren’t you the clairvoyant one! Didn’t feel like reading all of that writing but it mentioned the Civil War several times. Therefore, we now have our tie-in to the War Between the States for the Digie Wall. I give you our Civil War costumes.
On to my little milagro numero tres. So, y’all know that I live in a desert. Fact. And it rarely rains. Which makes it a desert. As of late last week, the weatherman said we have had only 1.89″ of rain this year. Waaaay behind our annual average of 8″. Even for this desert. Being as clearly prophetic as you are, I am sure you already know where this little blessing is going.
Rain. But with the craziest electrical storm I have seen in a long time. These pics were taken by our video camera Friday night but I was WIDE awake and could have taken them myself.
Isn’t that lightning brilliant? Our yard is lit as if it was midday. Supposedly, rainy nights equate to good sleeping. Not so much at our house. But so glad God brought us rain. Life-giving rain.
And what would a little miracles post be without two of my smallest blessings? I am so thankful that someone much smarter than I invented the telephone, the television, the fax machine (how does that work?) and now Skype and Facetime. I like to tease PC that I was a baby genius but then I grew up. Anyway, so grateful to live in a time where I can be a part of my daughters’ and granddaughters’ lives from miles away. I love looking at these babies.
My babies and their babies. Super excited to know that this time next week, I will be able to look at all four of my babies in person. But in the meantime, Skype and Facetime are big miracles in my book.
Right along with the telephone, television, fax machine and Skype, I am thankful for the invention of the Internet because without it, I might not know you! Even YOU, PC, if you are reading this. Cause there would have been no Match.com, and maybe no “us”. So I am thankful for the Internet, and thankful for you, and you, and you.
Won’t you share a little miracle in your life with me in a comment below? And then run by to visit with my friend Shaunacey for my Moments of Gratitude, here. Want to encourage you to be on the lookout for little miracles in your life, if you aren’t already. Once I started noticing them, I found them around every bend. You will, too.
Have a blessed week.
Hugs and kisses,