Sunday, September 30, 2012

Still blessed...

The cool mornings and nights and the changing leaves are evidence that it really is fall.
But in contrast to our usually damp autumn weather, it's as if summer is refusing to let go, 
recompense for our wet June, I guess.
Warm temperatures.
Blue skies.
The rain will inevitably come.
and with it, other kinds of blessings to count.
Fires in the fireplace.
Hot cocoa.
Warm quilts.
Beef stew.
Still blessed.
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…

3 gifts funny-
-roller skating granddaughter who says that roller skating is her "best sport"
-youngest granddaughter "singing" a high note when I whistle in her attempt to imitate me
-my grandson on the phone answering me with an enthusiastic "EXCELLENT!" when I asked him how he's doing
3 gifts finished-
-a good deep cleaning of the kitchen cupboards and pantry
-my surprise for the Hubs came! a photo canvas of the grandkids decked out in the gear of his favorite team
-final occupancy permit granted on our new church building 
3 gifts flourishing-
-the last of the roses
-my friend's huge rosemary and thyme plants, and she shared some of the bounty with me!
a gift unexpected-
-baby granddaughter said "Nana"!
a gift uneven-
-our three daughter's (3 being an uneven number :)
a gift unpopular-
-standing up for Biblical truth in a world gone wild
3 gifts shy-
-youngest daughter
-3 year old granddaughter who says that sometimes she's "a yittle bit shy"
-timid ones stepping out and praying with others at church
3 gifts shelved-
-my white ironstone collection
-food in our pantry
3 gifts shining-
-the sun
-the Columbia River sparkling in the sun when I crossed the bridge today
-full moon

Gratefully yours,


  1. Every season in life and on the earth has it's own special blessings, I think. There is much to be grateful for.

  2. beautiful, every last one of these gifts. and i'm a yittle bit shy sometimes too. :)

  3. I think you must know...I love the sunflower pics...and those adorable grandchildren...don’t they make a 1000 of thanks in our hearts...beautiful list...blessings to you~

  4. Reading your joy dares almost always make me smile. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This filled me up today, Elizabeth. Thank you for the wide smiles of joy!

  6. Visiting from A Holy Experience - I really enjoyed reading your list. And I share your love of grandkids - they are such blessings, aren't they?

  7. Very nice list....
    love the picture of the grandkids for hubby...


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