Tuesday, August 6, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things.

Day 5: What are the five things that make you happiest?

1.) Finding a new favorite song.  Don't you just love those moments when you hear a song that utterly captures your heart?  I have a few favorites right now, like "Africa" by Paul Colman, "Stay" by Jimmy Needham and Lizi Bailey, and "Rocks" by Imagine Dragons. 

2.) My little dog, Jack.  This dog makes me laugh so much.  I spent last weekend home alone while my family was in Ohio, but Jack was there to keep me company.  He's so much fun!  Jack is a smart little guy, so he loves to play games like Hide and Seek.  I think his favorite is when I tie his ball up in a blanket and he has to figure out how to untie it.  I'm always smiling when Jack's around. 

3.) Discovering something new and precious in Scripture.  One of my very favorite moments is when I'm having a quiet time in the Word and I stumble across something I've never noticed before, even though I've read it a hundred times.  The Lord is so good to give us a living and active Word.  It's amazing!  Best mornings ever.

4.) Spending time with my family.  I've got a very close-knit family.  We've been able to spend some good quality time this summer, playing miniature golf and geocaching and spending evenings together.  I've been very blessed.

5.) Loving orphans.  This is an obvious one, but my heart is at home when the Lord is allowing me to share His love with a precious child that He has not left an orphan but has loved relentlessly and unceasingly.  My heart still longs to be in Kenya, where I left many loved ones.

What are 5 things that make you happy?

Two years ago: Reasons to Smile

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