Sometimes the only appropriate response is to celebrate...
to embrace the joy of a day spent together at your favorite place.
When the autumn weather is unusually sunny and rain free...
sometimes you just need to take a walk or a drive and capture some beauty.
And always, always, give thanks-
-for weekend long celebrations of our new church building
-for granddaughters in matching outfits
-for a surprise for my Hubs from my daughters and me
-for our wonderful volunteers
-for a son-in-law who preaches the word
-for food and fellowship
-for "fathers in the Lord"
-for celebratory worship
-for the church caring for and supporting one another in hard times
-and celebrating together in good times
-for FaceTime conversations with daughter and grandkids across the country
-for money for the Homabenase, Ghana well project coming in
-and for the One from Whom all blessings flow
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 orange-
-stacks of big orange pumpkins in front of the grocery store
-fiery orange leaves on the neighbor's tree across the street
-the sun shining on the underside of the blue jay's wings
3 gifts falling-
-brightly colored leaves
-branches off the neighbors trees on a blustery day
-the Hubs taking time on his one day off to clean up those branches
a gift caught-
-God's goodness and unfailing love that pursued and caught me (Psalm 23:6)
a gift let go-
-my life, hopes, dreams, given back to Him
a gift mid-way-
-me-I'm not what I was, but not yet what I shall be
3 gifts reaped-
-tomatoes from a friend's garden shared with us
-God's miraculous provision as we give
3 gifts returned-
all three given back to God for His purposes
3 gifts redeemed-
(1 Thessalonians 5:23)
a gift baked-
-yummy and beautiful cake baked for our church's building dedication
a gift stirred-
-sugar free pumpkin pudding made for my Hubs
a gift eaten-
-lunch after church with dear pastor friends at our favorite Mexican restaurant