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.
The rain will inevitably come.
and with it, other kinds of blessings to count.
Fires in the fireplace.
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-
-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 Columbia River sparkling in the sun when I crossed the bridge today