Sometimes I get my eyes on the things around me and forget the fact that I'm standing on the Solid Rock.
The world, our nation, the culture, swirls around me with unrest, upheaval and confusion.
Our own life swirls with possible change ahead.
I'm a security lover, a peace lover, a routine lover.
I need to remember that the Rock beneath my feet never changes.
He's the same yesterday, today and forever.
He's always been there for me and always will be.
He's reliable, trustworthy, faithful, true.
No matter what is swirling around me, I can trust Him.
Now that is something to be thankful for!
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)
-as I read through the Bible this year, God spoke to me through today's reading about the situation in our world
-making plans for our future-maybe a possible move closer to the church
-two nights away at the beach!
-texted photos of our youngest grandson, who our daughter calls "the tornado",
(he's super good natured, but very busy!)
-feeling like I'm "getting it" on how to run my new business
-chatting with my youngest daughter on the phone
-pictures of our youngest granddaughters on their other Papa and Nana's Facebook,
(they're at their house for a few days)
-a great night's sleep
-starting the day with a walk on the beach
-some good news!
-a safe trip home from our little getaway
-coffee with one of our elder's wives
-a good prayer night at our church
-spending the day with our middle daughter and their family at their campsite
-fresh trout for dinner
-my daddy's birthday-he would have been 94 today
-our country's 239th birthday
-a fun fourth of July with family and friends cooling off at the river
-a fun holiday weekend Sunday with good worship, a good message,
and lunch and a homemade ice cream contest afterwards
-talking with friends about life and change