January 5, 2011

He Gives Because He Loves

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope this greetings is not too late. If you noticed, my last post before this one was dated December 17th of last year. So I was gone quite a while from the cyberspace. Well, 3 weeks is like forever for a serious blogger. Although sometimes I did pop up in my other blogs but, really, I would say that it was quite intentional. I was trying to bridle myself from things that I think I was doing too much than I was supposed to, and finding healthy balance of my everyday life. And, I'm glad to know that I'm still in control of things instead of the other way around.

As my first post of the year, I want to join my dear friend Judy in her thanksgiving celebration every Wednesday. Click on the badge below this post and it will take you to her blog where she and other thankful ladies share their lists of thanksgiving.

I thank God for giving me a home I can call my own. It's a humble home, simple, but it's a safe castle for my princesses, and a quiet studio for my young artist.  It's my heart's garden, and my man's peaceful domain.

I praise Him for everything there is in my home. They all speak about who I am. It's a picture of me, the personality God has given me.

I glorify Him for every single member in my family. I can't imagine how it would be like without one of them. Each is a piece of puzzle that completes the picture.

I'm always in awe of Him for the man He gave me to build this home together. I love the path we walk on, the things we share together, and the kind of life we have now.

I worship Him for who He is in my life; a loving and patient Father who loves and understands me, a Master who demands nonetheless yet equips me with everything I need to deliver the best.

All these He gives, not because they are deserved but because HE LOVES.

so that, just as it is written, 
1 Corinthians 1:31



Anonymous said...

Amen, amen! I loved reading this post. Your heart shines through it so beautifully in every sentence.

I love you!

Ate Theresa

purethoughts said...

wow!! indeed something to thank God for, te. So blessed!

munchesmom said...

What a wonderful list of blessings! I love how you describe your family as pieces of a puzzle that fit together...so true! Love your photo collage, too. Your family is beautiful! Happy New Year!

Eileen said...

I sure with I could boast like you! (just kidding) What a beautiful way to show our Loving Father all of the blessings he sends your way. Your family and home are treasures indeed!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

This is SO beautiful! Thank you so much Ruth!
And I must say how I am so impressed by the eloquence with which you can write using the English language...you amaze me!

Michelle said...

You are truly blessed!

Sharon said...

Looks like God has blessed you so much.
Have a wonderful new year!

anney said...

Such a wonderful family! Happy 2011! May God continue to shower you with so much blessings!