One Thousand Gifts 1.9.12

181. A pediatrician who knows my kids really well, well enough to know just by looking at Ben this past week that someone was up.  He has an ear infection, but the doctor knew because Ben wasn’t his usual happy self that he must have been unwell.  This is the same man who sent Jonathan back to the hospital with a hunch that something wasn’t right with our first diagnosis.  Twenty-four hours later, Jonathan was having an appendectomy.
182.  signs of growth in grace in myself and in others: patience and quiet endurance
183.  real winter weather (for a day or two)
184.  twitter and facebook, which bring faraway friends closer
185.  my husband telling it like it is
186.  fun with the kids
187.  a great date night with my first-ever Chipotle experience (I KNOW!  I have been living under a rock.)

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

(Colossians 1:21-23 ESV)
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