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“There is no event so common place but that God is present within it, always hidden, always leaving you room to recognize Him or not to recognize Him.” ________________________________ This week, I’m grateful: 1. for Ali Rose’s FIRST birthday party 2.  for the huge part that many of you played in making MY birthday wonderful. […]

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“There is no event so common place but that God is present within it, always hidden, always leaving you room to recognize Him or not to recognize Him.” ___________________________________ This week’s Capture Gratitude requires a little introduction. You see, my gratitude this week is brought to you by an island in the middle of the […]

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  • Emily - I lived on Oahu for 4 years as a kid – military brat. We flew to the Big Island for Girl Scout camp :)

    Great beaches, fabulous breezes and lots of people who need Jesus.

    Maybe this is a gift from God of respite? It is a beautiful place to live.

    I can’t wait to read more about your new job!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Rudder - I never had much desire to go to Hawaii either and then I spent a week there in December.

    Now, I understand that there are plenty of things that wouldn’t come up in a vacation week that make visiting a place different from living in a place.

    That said, if you love fresh, amazing fruit, find out where all your local farmer’s markets are and GO! We got (literally) 20 pounds of fresh, delicious fruit for ~$15. The best pineapple I’ve ever had, 2 different kinds of mango, these bananas called apple bananas that can’t be exported to the rest of the U.S. (which is a shame because they taste like custard), a bag of passion fruit and a bag of tangerines.

    I’ve also never met a more relaxed set of drivers – of course, I was coming from L.A. where the whole city is full of the most passive-aggressive, angry drivers I’ve ever seen, so the contrast was huge.

    Anyway, long story short, I get the not wanting to be isolated in the middle of the Pacific thing (because I felt the same way about a one week vacation) but, those islands (and, more importantly, the fruit on those islands) have a way of sneaking into your heart.

    If you’re able to say, which island will be your home base?ReplyCancel

:: capture gratitude [251-260]

“There is no event so common place but that God is present within it, always hidden, always leaving you room to recognize Him or not to recognize Him.” ___________________________________ this week, I’m grateful for: 251. the days I got to spend catching up with my first children 252. the deilcious food of Honduras. (I could […]

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  • Cindy - Lovely. I like the clue to the next big thing too :-) ReplyCancel