Sunday, February 8, 2015


This I know, that something has shifted in my soul in these five plus years of journaling my gratitude.
My soul has found satisfaction.

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 green journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)


-spending the morning in God's Word
-all the friends who helped me collect milk glass vases for my daughter's wedding
-facetiming with our poor sick youngest granddaughters

-a rainy morning

-running errands
-the hubs going on a walk with me
-a simple dinner of sandwiches
-visiting with our daughter, (who's back home living with us until her wedding in May), after she got off of work

-time in God's Word and time to write
-a healthy, yummy stir fry for dinner
-laughing with our youngest daughter as we talk about wedding plans 

-feeling like I'm coming down with the flu bug that's going around
and the hub's sending me home from the church office to rest

-feeling much better than the day before
-lunch with my husband
-the two youngest granddaughters having a sleepover,
(two crazy, busy, imaginative, fun, bundles of love)
-almost six year old granddaughter snuggling up to Papa while we watched a movie and falling asleep that way

-that same granddaughter wanting "little bowls of lots of things" for breakfast

-watching the huge cedar trees dance and wave their branches in the wind
 and talking with my grandbabies about how the trees are praising the Lord
-youngest granddaughter and the way she pronounces squirrel, "fwirl"

-celebrating with a family from church who just adopted a little boy
-a really good prayer time on my walk

-hugging some people who were back at church after being gone for a while
-our son-in-law and daughter's church's four year anniversary

-laughing at lunch after church with the two oldest grandkids
-two more ladies going with me to International House of Prayer in March
-my oldest grandson-the way I still find having a boy, (and now boys with his little brother),
 in my life so interesting after raising all girls

-the two oldest grands sleeping over while mom and dad are out of town on business,
(and being so proud of the good, respectful kids they are growing up to be-
they turn eleven and twelve in May!)

still following,


  1. Satisfaction.

    That is a wonderful word. I'm hard-pressed to say that I feel it often enough. I tend to be a negative soul - it's one of the things that I most need God to work on in my heart.

    I am blessed by your gratitude, Elizabeth. You teach me that there is something deep that happens when we look for the blessings in our daily lives, and take the time to appreciate them. I'm going to re-focus on that this week.


    1. Sharon, you've been through and are going through a lot, but jotting down the little things you see God doing in the midst of the mess is truly life changing.

  2. Your gratitude journal stirs gratitude in my soul as well. Thank you for your faithfulness. It has a ripple effect in the on-line world and God's Kingdom. xo


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