Scratching for Revival

I haven’t scratched out thanks on the keyboard since December. A heart full of thanks and mental lists of gifts, while fresh for a time without the scratching, have dulled and faded in the last few weeks. And my Mondays in particular, instead of being full of joy, full of Him, have seen me dragging, grumpy, and sleeping overmuch in attempts to revive. A gentle word from a friend today helped me remember what I’ve been missing. And so, two naps and a shower into the day, as the light fades and I listen for the sound of my man pulling in the drive, here I sit, scratching for revival.

Gifts # 180 – 202
Pristine snow
Being washed white
Winter sunshine

Cozy hibernating family days
Snow “decor”
A walk with my man
Sledding with the Blessings
A new-to-me monitor from our next-door-friends

The release of a long awaited book
Swagbucks money with which to buy it
Friends’ newborn and awaited babies
Gingerbread house fun

Friends to encourage and challenge
Sleepy cooing
A sweetly developing little man

Young people with developing dreams and goals
Examples of walking faith (just one example here)
Progress on Projects
Locks of Love

Fellowship found
Unending Love
Relentless pursuit
Grace to help in time of need

holy experience


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mama
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 19:42:31

    Oh give thanks unto the LORD for He is good!!
    Thanks for sharing your gratitude with us. I am blessed by each “thank you” to our Lord.


  2. Laurie
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 22:52:45

    Thankful for thankfulness!
    BTW- I keep meaning to ask how you like wordpress. Easier than blogger? Was it hard make a change?


  3. smithlaurel
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 23:11:31

    Thanks for the encouragement, friends. 🙂

    Laurie, I really like WP. The change was incredibly easy (as in, less than five minutes of my time to get everything moved over to WP), and the platform is easy to learn. There are a few things I might prefer they have set up differently, but overall I am thrilled that I made the change. The one thing I took the most time to settle was my theme/background stuff. The themes have varying levels of customization available, but I finally figured out that I could just search for the things I was looking for in a theme. Anyhoo… I’ll stop babbling.


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