Two days left...
Three gifts on time...does that mean "on time" or "about time?" I think I will consider both...
Gift #1 ~
Over the past two weeks I have been struggling internally...with something that I knew was clearly not from God and meant only to discourage and defeat me. God brought a dear friend, LB, my way who opened her heart and her ears to not only listen but also to share...even though she is in Chicago! We've walked similar paths...and God brought her along my pathway...a gift!
Gift #2 ~
I'm not a big group person...never have been. I'm not a "the more, the merrier" kind of person. I like intimacy with people I trust...one-on-one...or a group of four...or me and Edster with another couple. I work with a lot of extroverted folks...and while I can appear to be somewhat outgoing...I know that I am a deep, thoughtful introvert that requires quiet and solitude...to explore my passions (most of which are solitary), such as: photography, writing, Bible study, genealogy, birding, solitude, creative expression. Often quite different pursuits than my counterparts.
But God brought some wonderful women in my life "on time" who share similar passions and similar styles and pursuits, from my some e-courses I took...who expected this??? Bonus...and we fellowship daily and they are all such special gifts to me: Viv, Sarah, Cathy, Madelin, Sherry, Terri, Stacie, GeetLee, Cheryl1, Cheryl2, Cheryl3, Julie, Elaine, Donna M, Donna C, Laurie, Sherri, Mary (I almost thre up), Helen, Leon, Catherine, Nancy Jean (I love that combo - we appalachians grew up with relatives that all had two names), Karla, Lissa, Martha, Carol, Debbie, Debbie2, Debbie3, Joy, Roxi, Barbara, Lorraine, Diane, Kristina (mustache), Peg, Barbara H., Dotti, Naomi, Kate, Robyn, Justine, Sharon, Jessica (Lensbaby), Lori, Diana, Cindy, Sally (Radish), Lorna, Angela, Connie, RedWillow, Maria, Toni, BD, Kate T, Maggie, Michelle, Susan, Becky, Anne, Olivia (and probably more I missed)...and of course, Kim (I'm not a public speaker) Klassen!
Gift #3 ~
I have been in bed all day...leaving work after getting sick...sleeping off and on...the storm news droning on in the background. But my Edster brought a gift my way...he filled the bird feeders yesterday, "on time", not knowing I would be home today. I'm not certain if its the storm coming or what...but it's been birds, birds, birds, birds, birds...flying in and out and finding gems of seed for consumption. Titmice, northern cardinals, house finches, carolina wren, black-capped chickadees, sparrows, american goldfinches, blue jays...all outside my bedroom window.
Praying for those all in the path of the storm...we will get some of it (mostly wind)...but there are many who are in harm's way.