The cool, gray morning gave way to bright, warm sunshine while we were in church this morning.
In all honesty, it was a rather cool, gray week.
Inside, not just outside.
Sometimes in this ministry life we live, people’s problems and brokenness weigh heavy on my soul.
But, sometime during worship in church this morning,
the bright, warm Son broke through.
I’ve taken the Joy Dare.
I’m counting one thousand thanks in one year.
I hunt for thanksgiving using the prompts Ann gives us each month.
If you are interested in joining in, click the link above or at the bottom of this post.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little black journal…
a gift given-
-birthday gifts to mail to Ghana for my oldest granddaughter’s birthday, only grandson’s birthday,
and daughter’s birthday, all in the next few weeks
a gift made-
- homemade jam given to us my my sister-in-law
a gift sacrificed-
-Thank You, Father God, for sending Jesus
three gifts tasted-
-fruit smoothie for breakfast…again
-goat cheese on homemade french bread, roasted chicken, fresh grapes
-delicious ginger cookies
3 gifts flat-
-study notes for a newly begun Bible study
-a love note from my oldest granddaughter tucked into my journal
-utility bills ready to mail and the provision to pay them
3 gifts found in difficult people-
-dependence on God’s grace
-His love shed abroad in my heart when my love runs out
-His Word and promises to lean on
3 gifts before 9am-
-fresh, hot coffee…of course!
-waking up on our one day off together…joy!
-frosted Mini-Wheats cereal
a gift in a sign-
-“Expect A Miracle”, the sign that hangs over our front door to be seen each time we leave home
a gift in a smile-
-great niece’s smiles at her 6th birthday party
a gift in a snack-
-goat cheese on crackers…yum!
3 gifts found in Christ-
-forgiveness and the power to be forgiving
-grace and the power to give grace
-love and the power to be loving to others