The perennials are "going to sleep" for the winter.
The days are shorter.
The skies are grayer.
I don't want my praise to go dormant when the rain beats down upon me,
when the winds blow against me.
I will yet praise Him.
I will still give Him thanks.
My soul will bless the Lord at all times.
For He is good, all the time.
Summer or winter, springtime or harvest.
I will praise Him.
I will see His faithfulness all around me, in things big or things small.
I will choose to notice.
I will choose to respond in gratitude.
I will bless the Lord.
No matter the season.
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 on time-
-God's provision for our needs that is always on time
-answers to prayer that seemed a long time coming, but in hindsight, were perfect and right on time
-speakers at our retreat that had the perfect messages for our ladies' and for what they are going through right now
3 gifts overjoyed-
-3 year old granddaughter so excited that we were coming over for dinner, (even though we get together every week), that she put on a special dress and hair bow just for us
-youngest granddaughter pulling herself to standing
-having a chore I dreaded doing, done!
3 gifts hallowed-
-everything that God is
-in Christ, we are holy in God's sight
3 gifts eaten-
-Honey Nut Cheerios with sliced banana
-almonds for a quick protein snack
-my niece-in-law brought us some yummy homemade chili and cornbread
3 gifts worn-
-my new striped hoodie
-gray suede boots
3 gifts that start with N-
-November-a month of giving thanks
-Nana-just about the best thing I've ever been called
-neat-the Hubs tidied up his notoriously messy closet
a gift gathered-
-autumn leaves and berries in my old enamelware pitcher
a gift given-
-prayer, support, love to a hurting family
a gift good-
-Jesus' forgiveness and grace