Sunday, May 25, 2014


I don't know if it was a word in one of the songs or in the sermon this morning, but all I know is that I heard the word marvelous and it was as if it echoed and reverberated into the depths of my soul.  I suppose it's a bit of an old-fashioned word.  You don't hear it used in every day speech very often anymore, but it used to be quite common in our hymns and songs of praise, and rightly so.  According to Webster's dictionary, marvelous means causing wonder, astonishing, miraculous, supernatural, of the highest kind or quality, notably superior.  If that isn't a description of our God,  I don't know what is!   

Isn't He worthy of our adoration, our praise, our worship, our gratitude, our very lives?  Absolutely!  All glory, honor, praise and thanksgiving to our marvelous God!

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)


-our "middle" daughter's birthday
(spent in the hospital with her new son)

-God's provision

-a beautiful day
-getting to spend a couple of hours with our two youngest granddaughters
while their mama went to visit her sister and nephew in the hospital
-our grandson passing all of his tests to get out of the hospital
-the guys from our church working on our daughter and son-in-law's yard
while she's in the hospital and he's in South Carolina for his father's funeral

-our grandson discharged from the hospital
(birth age 10 days, gestational age just over 36 weeks)

-our son-in-law safely home from South Carolina
-their freezer stocked with meals from the church
-texting back and forth with my youngest daughter

-our grandson gaining an ounce per day like the doctors say he needs to
-new glasses and contacts and the blessing of sight!
-celebrating together with root beer floats on the final night of our Battlefield of the Mind class
-a great time of prayer and worship

-a morning home with my hubs
-meeting our youngest daughter and our two youngest granddaughters this evening
 at Dairy Queen for ice cream cones

-remembering Uncle Ken and the difference he made in our lives as he went to heaven today
-helping my girl as she's still not allowed to lift and getting to rock and sing to my grandson

-fresh basil

- a healthy dinner

-new faces at church
-powerful worship
-praying for others
-food and fellowship at our BBQ/potluck following church

(cooking the hamburgers and hotdogs)

 (setting up the tables)

(organizing all of the food)

(lining up for the good eats!)

-hearing the good news that there was 13 people baptized at our son-in-law and daughter's church today

gratefully yours,


  1. That was a marvelous list of gratitudes. Boy, your daughter and her family have a lot of birthdays to celebrate in May.

    I am going to Nebraska and Iowa to see my daughters this week. I am feeling very blessed.


  2. Have a wonderful and safe trip, Debbi!

  3. What a cherished list of blessings! Thank you for always sharing your beautiful blessings on Sundays. You are a blessing yourself!

    Happy Memorial Day...


  4. I always enjoy when you share your blessings with us. Beautiful pictures!
    Much love. xoxo

    1. God bless you, Beth! Thinking of you and your husband on this Memorial Day.

  5. Always love your gratitude lists! Your grandson is absolutely beautiful. MARVELOUS!

    1. He is a beautiful baby and I am already head over heels for him! Thanks, Julie!

  6. Always love your gratitude lists. Your new grandson is perfect! Have a beautiful week.

    1. Thanks, friend. My grandson is a MARVELOUS gift from God!


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