Things I Love 15: We’re Still Rolling in the Deep

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Ok. Now I have that Adele song stuck in my head. But there are much worse things to have stuck in your head (Ay, Macarena?). I am in a particularly good mood because I am at the moment extremely aware of how blessed I am and how many things I take for granted that are truly gifts that many people would give just about anything for. So I go back to my list, starting up at #351.

351) The Starbucks in Green Hills on Hillsboro Pike (across from the one in The Mall at Green Hills). It has such a very cozy vibe and plenty of comfy chairs for sitting and sipping and reading.

352) Yankee Candle scented candles (especially when they’re 50% off).

353) My man card (though I’m sure it’s been revoked after admitting my love of scented candles).

354) Being able to buy that homeless man lunch at Krystal’s (and more than that, the joy that comes from following in obedience to the voice of God).

355) When I can see others the way Jesus saw me in my worst moment– not in a condemning way, but with eyes full of grace and with arms reaching out to save me.

356) When I actually remember someone’s name after only meeting them once.

357) Zooey Deschanel, who needs to move to Nashville yesterday and go out with me on a date.

358) God not sparing even His very own Son for me, reminding me that there’s nothing that I lack that He won’t give me.

359) The French Vanilla Cappuccino for the Keurig that’s like heaven in a styrofoam cup.

360) That Lucy my cat has three modes: 1) sleepy, 2) very sleepy, and 3) asleep.

361) Using Pinterest to post randomly funny and totally useless pins.

362) The love of a Father will never end.

363) Whenever unity comes out of diversity.

364) That one day all little children will live in a world where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character (thank you, Dr. King).

365) Tiramisu (but only if it’s done up right).

366) That my spell-check caught my misspelling of tiramisu in time and helped me from looking like a dweeb.

367) The Joan Osborne song “One of Us” that really captures for me what the Incarnation of God looked like. It may be sacrilegious, but I love the way it talks about God trying to make his way home. That means I can trust him to get me home because he already knows the way.

368) There will always be people who want to be a part of my life who will more than make up for those who don’t.

369) There’s a computer game that I’m actually good at. It’s called Freecell.

370) Chick-fil-A barbeque sauce on their waffle fries and that it makes me think of my Union friend who got me addicted to this yummy combination (thanks, Carey Dyer!)

371) Those incredibly klutzy moments that help to keep me humble.

372) When it’s quiet enough for me to hear the voices in my head? Wait. Did I just say that out loud?

373) That with God the impossible isn’t even remotely difficult (something I learned from Cross Pointe Church).

374) That with God it’s never too late or too hopeless or too hard.

375) Wendy’s frosties (even in the kiddie size).

376) A certain combination of scents that sparks a long-forgotten memory from childhood.

377) Wisteria in the air.

378) Not waiting until 11:59 to write this particular blog.

379) Air conditioning on one of those days in July where the temp is over 100 and the air is so thick with humidity that you can almost swim in it.

380) Unconditional love (and Unconditional Chocolate ice cream from Dove).

One thought on “Things I Love 15: We’re Still Rolling in the Deep

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