Sunday, September 27, 2015

My good Father...

I was sure that this was the week I was getting back into somewhat of a normal rhythm of life after six weeks of moving and travel and transition.  Then, the stomach flu from Hades hit, and I was out for the count for two days.  (And I might as well admit it, if there's anything I'm a big baby about it's the stomach flu!  Talk about miserable!)  By Saturday, I was back on my feet enough to enjoy some time with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law who came to stay with us, because today was their son's beautiful autumn outdoor wedding at a park outside of our town.  

Life is full of unexpected things isn't it?  Happy things, like two people meeting, falling in love, and getting married. And not so happy things, flu being on the light end of the scale of unhappy things.  This morning as we worshipped in church I was reminded of the truth that through it all, through life's highs and lows and the ordinary in-betweens, God's a good, good Father and He is perfect in all of His ways to us.  For that, I am so very, very grateful.

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)

-a reminder from the Word to let nothing keep me from praising God
-help with a computer glitch
-a good pot roast for dinner

-Isaiah 49
-the God Who has us firmly in His grasp
-our kids coming over for homemade taco soup and cornbread
-a text video of my youngest granddaughter singing "zippity do dah"

-gaining understanding
-a long overdue hair and nail appointment 
-spending time with my hubs

-a home and comfortable bed to be in when the flu hit
-a good clean t.v. series to watch while I lay in bed sick
-my husband taking care of me

-sleep and rest
-my husband buying me some cozy new pajamas and some flowers for my bedside table
-my sister-in-law and brother-in-law making themselves at home when I was too sick to be a good hostess

-feeling well enough to eat a little bit
-feeling stronger as the day went on
-texts and phone calls from friends

-He's a good, good, Father who is perfect in all of His ways to us
-our church
-our nephew's beautiful wedding
-long time friends

gratefully yours,


  1. Always so much to be grateful for...but the stomach flu is really terrible. So glad you're feeling better!

    1. Dina, you are so right, even on the weeks when the flu strikes there is so much to be thankful for!

  2. Zippity do dah! Now I'll be singing that one all day long.

    Glad you're better. We're passing around a cold over here. I'm trying to stand strong, but I'm not so sure...

    1. It seems the stomach flu and the cold like flu are both going around at the same time.

  3. I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling better. And glad that you could be in your home - surrounded by your things - when the flu hit and when you family came to stay. Take care of yourself, dear friend.

  4. Okay, I need for you to have a "normal " week cause I miss your posts so much! --No pressure-- So glad you are feeling better and ready to tackle the world again. Love you dear friend.

  5. "a good clean t.v. series to watch" If you don't mind sharing, I'm always looking for one of those! Glad you're feeling better.

    1. When Calls the Heart is the name of the series.

  6. The wedding looks lovely...romantic and homey.....the way it should be. I am so tired of these over the top "love-lost" weddings. All for show.
    I am happy you were able to attend and are feeling better. Take care to get your've been a VERY busy girl!!!

    1. My sister-in-law made much of the decor for the wedding, and it was so lovely! You are right, life has been crazy busy, and things probably will still be topsy turvy for a while yet while we do our flooring. I could use some prayer to live in peace within.

  7. I sing on our worship team and we have been singing "Good, Good Father" for several weeks now. I love that song. :-) I agree that the wedding looked lovely and am glad you are feeling better. (I'm with you - a total baby when I have the stomach flu.) Blessings from a reader in Arizona.

    1. Joanie, so happy to "meet" you here! "Good, good Father" is a newish one to our congregation, and what a blessing it has been!

  8. I had that same flu. Only I was three days, not eating. Tough way to lose weight. So I'd say that you did great! I've felt this whole year has been one roller coaster ride after another. Like I have very little control over how any day is going to go. Ha. I'm sure that is always true, but I'm just more aware of it. And your life this year has taken crazy to a new level. Miss you.


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