He loves me?
He loves me not?
Yes, He loves me!
On the days when the blessings are obvious,
on the days when they are hard to see,
on the days I'm so self absorbed that I forget to notice,
God still loves me.
In that fact alone, there's more than enough reason to give thanks every day.
Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little black journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-making biscuits for breakfast with the two youngest granddaughters
-five year old granddaughter excited to go to the church office with Papa
leaving me with just the two year old
-watering and trimming up the houseplants
-a hot bubble bath soak while youngest granddaughter naps
-quiet time for devotions
-a sunshiny break in the weather so we took the grandgirlies on a walk
-God's Word-my firm foundation
-being able to talk to God about anything and everything
-provision to pay the bills
-two times around the local fitness trail
-dinner at Chipotle with the hubs after a day of hard work
-coffee with another pastor's wife
-God's truth that sets me free
-heaviness that lifts during worship and prayer
-a gift from God to our church
-the street sweeper cleaning up the winter debris
-the Hub's cleaning my car and buying me flowers
-hugs from long time blog friends, meeting others of them for the first time
-learning blogging/writing tips at the Faith and Culture Writers Conference
-home sweet home after a busy weekend
-a great message about the Father God adopting us as sons and daughters
-our Truelife Church Kid's and Sprouts teachers
-oldest granddaughter coming home with us after church to just "hang out"
-the trees in our neighborhood are blooming!
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