Sunday, November 23, 2014


It's Thanksgiving week!
An attitude of gratitude is a life changing spiritual habit to develop.
In life's highs and in life's lows,  there is always something to be thankful for.
Thanksgiving should be our lifestyle, not just a 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)


-the undergirding of God's Word, prayer, and words of encouragement
-youngest grandson's giggles and snuggles
-my daughter and son-in-law's help getting our friend medical help
-dinner and lots of cups of hot tea shared with my hubs
-going to bed early for a change

-an encouraging phone call
-homemade chicken and rice soup with homemade bread for the two youngest granddaughters, (and the way our granddaughter ate a HUGE piece of bread 
smothered in homemade jam with such gusto!)
-the cute way our almost three year old granddaughter mispronounces words,

-good news via text
-our youngest grandson's easy going temperament
-getting out some Christmas decor since we'll be out of town for Thanksgiving

-my buddy who helps me
-us, the hubs and I, with all of our faults and foibles
-late evening devotions, not ideal, but God still spoke to me deeply

-coffee with a friend who asked me to mentor her, 
(but I think I get as much out of our relationship as she does)

-getting work done at the church
-a really encouraging prayer meeting

-the hubs taking me to the Christmas event at one of my favorite antique stores on our day off

-seeing a good movie together
-heart talks over dinner
-getting the groceries for Thanksgiving dinner
-watching an old Doris Day movie

-sweet time in the Word
-getting rid of "junk"
-getting a video via text of our youngest grandson army crawling

-the name of Jesus, Who He is-knowing that I can trust Him
-celebrating Bishop F's 60th birthday, (our Ghanaian brother in Christ)
-our church family

gratefully yours,


  1. Happy Thanksgiving week dear friend--beautiful post as always--love you, d.

    1. Love you too, friend, Blessed and happy thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. Praying you and your family have a beautifully blessed Thanksgiving!

  3. Lovely. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, friend. Sounds like you've been decluttering in preparation for Christmas. You have motivated me!

    1. Yes, I declutter when I do my spring cleaning and again when I do my pre-holiday cleaning. It feels great to get rid of junk!

  4. Today I posted something about being thankful in all things. It's not an easy thing to do sometimes. But, when I consider the gift of salvation, well, everything else seems like icing on the cake!

    Happy Thanksgiving! GOD BLESS!

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving, Elizabeth. We're going to spend most of the week in Depoe Bay with our two sons, one daughter-in-law, her parents and her brother. Our eldest son is home from NY for Thanksgiving for the first time since he moved East 8 years ago.

  6. Elizabeth, This was a lovely post. I can't believe that baby is trying to crawl already. He's not going to stay a baby long. I love the sweet little snowmen gifted to you from your mama. Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.


    1. He pulled himself up to standing too! It's amazing!


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