Kate said experience
verb: to encounter or undergo
I’ve had a few
Some have been not-so-good but most have been memorable and I’m thankful I’ve experienced the experience!
- Being a wife (twice!)
- Divorce (very sad)
- Being poor
- Being not poor
- Good friendships
- Road trips with my daughter and two grands
- Road trips with my husband – we went to Alaska this past summer
- Ziplining and other crazy feats
- Chasing cows across meadows, and other farm crazies
- Seeing a whale
- The death of very dear loved ones.
Hope to experience:
- Whitewater rafting (easy rapids, please)
- Seeing the Northern Lights
My greatest experience?
Knowing and being known by God. The experience of surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation [experience] I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance [experience], I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4.11-13
What experience are you most thankful for?
JENNIFER K COOK says
I’ve had the beautiful experiences of white water rafting 3 times: The New River in WV, The Natahala in NC, and the Colorado River in NM within the Grand Canyon! I have also seen the Northern Lights in ND. I hope you get those experiences! I loved your list. FMF friend, Jennifer
I’m a little jelly!!!!
Thank you for sharing your experiences. With Christ there is redemption in all and for plus all the marvelous joys of life. I hope you get whitewater rafting and northern lights too. Maybe in the same trip. 🙂 Blessings as you continue to experience your one beautiful life.(Visiting from #15 FMF)
Thanks Peggy – if not I will see them from the other side in heaven!!!
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
I’m thankful now to live in silence,
speaking only with my hands;
this was not God’s violence,
but a way to make me understand
how very precious this thing is,
that we call ‘communication’,
and that to honour what is His
with our words’ illumination,
we must consider, yea, with care
that which we would fain express
in undisciplined vapourings of air
of which volume does not bless.
Assisi’s Francis I now heed;
use words only when there’s need.
“Preach the Gospel always; use words only when necessary.” – Francis of Assisi
only when necessary. We love you two!!!
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
And we love YOU!
crazy mutual admiration society!!!
Jennifer Smith says
Lots of wonderful experiences, for sure. Well, minus that whole ziplining thing. Oh my…definitely not for me:) Full lives…full of experiences. Such a blessing, right??
“Epic” blessings!!! The fullest!
Lisa notes says
I love your list, Susan. I’ve shared many of the same experiences, for better or for worse. And even the hard ones have brought gifts with them. But knowing and being known by God? Yes, that’s the best!
Ali Battersby says
Thank you for your thoughts and transparency. I think the most meaningful experiences in my life have been my relationship with my loving God and my relationship with my wonderful husband .
The TOP TWO!!! ♥
I love your list of experiences! Right now, I’m most thankful for the experience of being part of a church where I feel welcomed and like I belong, where it truly feels like a family – and I can see that my appreciation of that is even greater because of past experience where it wasn’t like that at all.
I totally get that, Lesley. Totally!
So glad we were able to “meet” each other here. Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement!
So nice to meet new friends!
Life is really about experiences built up!
Yup. One upon another. xo
Kitty Lawrence says
Not being a goal setter, I have accomplished none of what I didn’t say I’d do. No guilt.
I did finish A Month of Sundays by Dr. Eugene Peterson. It was a gem that I read slowly and thoughtfully.
Reading The Moment of Truth. If ever I, or the world for that matter, needs TRUTH it’s today. Thankful The Truth called my name.
Thanks Sus for another quick and thoughtful read.
I agree, Truth called my name – O how grateful!!!
Sandra Black says
I have lived in two foreign countries.
I have been parascending.
I have been on a hot air balloon ride.
I have had the experience of finding my Grandfather’s grave – he was killed at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
I am a wife, mother and grandmother.
I am a child of God.
I am loved.
Wow, you’ve had the experiences!!