a gift broken, a gift fixed, a gift thrifted:
- A gift broken: the light breaking through the clouds this morning. It was beautiful, soft pinks and oranges, and now has given rise to a startlingly blue sunny day.
- A gift fixed: my spirit during leader's meeting before Bible study this morning. We spent some time in listening prayer, quietly attentive for anything God might speak to us. Over and over again I felt as though he whispered, "Oh how I love you". Amazingly, when we shared afterward, two other women also heard those same words. The balm of perfect love a gift to a heart in need of repair.
- A gift thrifted: the Valentine's banner that hangs on my china cabinet. Another great idea I found on Pinterest. The paper is pages torn from a secondhand book, the hearts are saved scraps left over from other projects, the buttons from a hodgepodge collection, some possibly from my Grandma's sewing cabinet. It was simple enough to do with only one working hand, yet it makes me feel very happy and happy is a gift indeed.