Here’s my list…how about yours?

November 26, 2009 | My Jottings

Michael. Sharon. Carolyn. Sara. Buffy. Daphne. Chris. Jeremy. Bob. Joe. Clara, Elijah, Vivienne, Audrey. Cullen, Eleanor, Margaret. Two big brothers, Larry and Steve. Two cherished sisters-in-law, Christy and Debbie. Savannah, Lauren, Spencer. Our Fosters. Sight. Mobility. Warmth. Plenty. Mercy. Music. Employment. The SAGs. Friends. Schnauzers. Books. Flavor. Water.

A home. Working vehicles. My own teeth. A good mattress. Two ovens. G.T. and the Halo Express. Community Bible Study. Parents who loved me. Unseasonably warm weather in November. Birdinal Creek. The gift of prayer. The promise of His presence. Scrapbooks. Hope. The security of faithfulness. Old hymns played on massive pipe organs. A beloved friendship that lasts 45 years.

Mere Christianity, At Home in Mitford, All Creatures Great and Small, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Severe Mercy, Miss Suzy, Peace Like a River, The Robe, Reaching for the Invisible God, The Goodnight Book, Les Miserables, The Hawk and the Dove, No Compromise, The God I Love, Anne of Green Gables, The Pink Motel, Expecting Adam, Knowing God, Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy and The Hiding Place.

Michael’s kind eyes. A neck massage. An ankle scratch. My grandchildren’s voices. Blogging, and the happiness of a handful of readers. Honeycrisp apples. W.W.G. Some sunshiny California memories. True fellowship with friends. Dead leaves. Huge snowflakes. Cardinals outside my window. Calligraphy. Hydrangeas. Kind neighbors. Acorn slippers. Drives up the north shore of Lake Superior.

A friend who will love me through thick and thin. Cabins in the woods. Green macaroni and cheese. Christmas Eve. The passing of January. The coming of autumn. A huge computer screen. A church to attend freely and expectantly. Hearty soup and crusty bread, together. Zero visits to the mall all year.

God’s love and faithfulness in the life of a fragile, sometimes unstable little girl…His intervention time and time again…His sparing of my life…His patience with my sin…His hope and blessing for 52 years…His lavish love poured over me…the constant awe and amazement that He would choose me to be one of His daughters…Jesus has truly made my life worth living.

These are some of the things I’m thankful for today.

How about you?


  1. Sue Raimo says:

    What is green macaroni and cheese?

  2. Just Julie says:

    Oh Sue, it’s the best recipe for macaroni and cheese ever. My whole family likes it, even the grandkids. It consists of green spinach noodles and cottage cheese stirred together and baked (with a couple of other ingreds too), with a little bit of mozzarella melted at the end. If you want the recipe I’ll give it to you. 🙂

  3. Layla says:

    libraries. moss. letters written on actual paper. cilantro. jasmine tea. cedar. my beloved parents. my gorgeous sister. sara my wundertwin. friends near and far. our cabin. dogs in general. velvety dog faces. dog feet. dog contortions that expose dog bellies for scratching. the comforting sound of dogs in a house. green macaroni and cheese (thanks to you for introducing me and fueling my addiction) a long, warm november. down blankets. a free hour to read. naps. my quaint house. my grandmothers, adopted and biological. my job. my education. my boundless opportunities. travel. rest. blackberries. patches of lady slippers visited yearly. mountain ash trees.

  4. Just Julie says:

    Thank you for your comment, Layla! I feel honored. Almost every single one of your favorites are mine too. If Sara is your wundertwin, perhaps your mother and I are long lost relatives as well, since the things our families love are so similar. 🙂

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