John 15
18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

Dear Father,

It's good that I read this beginning a week at the office. This week we are moving to a new office in a different building. I hope I can find another christian with whom I can have fellowship. It is hard to be in such a big company and not find a single christian. It is harder to try to coexist and get along with them when a lot of what comes out of my mouths moves them to reject me, call me old-fashioned and fanatic. Although, sometimes I love it, especially for what the verse says: "they rejected Me, they will reject you." It makes me feel I belong to You.

Colossians 1
10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[f] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

I love Your Word. What would be of my life if I didn't seek Your word? Let this be my prayer all the days of my life. Let me come with joyful thanks to You, loving Father.

I was unable to write my grattitude post last week, but there is too much to be grateful for to let this post pass by:

~caring mothers that always call, even if the call is international and expensive.
~wonderful God that always brings mom safe home from all her trips.
~answered prayer of sold puppies
~loving husband to hold you when you cry because the puppies left :')
~sister's words of comfort when we skype and I cry.
~Jenny, who always calls and includes us in her plans. :) I love her so much!
~reunited with my brothers, Paolo and Tito. If only for a moment, I love spending time with them!
~Dennis, where we can unite to eat with darling friends and forget what hour it is again!
~a clean house, that took a lot of work but gave me and the hubby much needed excercise :)
~sharing a friend's daughter's birthday together
~my hubby's test week. it's hard so I'll start giving thanks for it right now
~unexpected blessings from our Heavenly Father Who always looks out for us!
~encouragement and light from Your Word
~desire in the heart to be closer to You. This sinful heart is not always with such disposition. Keep creating in me a clean heart.
~encouraging blogs with wise words and opened up hearts and lives!


  1. Linda, What lovely thoughts! And how exciting and adventerous for you, this new chapter! I can only imagine the lists you'll have in the coming days, as you discover all new gifts from your new life :) Enjoy looking for them:)

  2. What a sweet and encouraging list!
    Visiting from Multitudes on Mondays.
    Happy 4th!

  3. Clicked over from Ann's! I always enjoy reading the lists of inspiring me to look at new things in my life.

    Hope you find someone to connect with at work soon. I know how hard it is when you feel like the one and only.

    Happy 4th.