Sunday, May 1, 2016

Recognizing the love of God in everything...

It's been a busy, full, good Sunday.  I woke up in the wee hours this morning and saw the sunrise through my kitchen window.  I love getting to sip and savor my coffee and slowly come to full awareness before getting ready for church. Worship was especially wonderful today.  When church was over we had lunch with our leadership team, a great meal with encouraging conversation and prayer together.  I came home with a happy heart, and ready for a little Sunday afternoon power nap.

Did I mention that the weather was summer like and 81 degrees today? This evening my husband called me out to the yard where two wild bunnies were hanging out. They posed long enough for me to grab my camera and get a photo. It was a day full of blessings, big and small.  I'm 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 journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)


-God's provision
-making homemade cinnamon rolls for our friend's birthday
-my daughter texting me that my granddaughter is looking forward to "Nana school" tomorrow
-a birthday dinner at a fun new to us restaurant 

-morning quiet time
-a fun "Nana school" field trip to the lilac gardens
-doing school work outside at the park
-a beautiful day in every way
-our youngest granddaughter getting so tall

-spending time with our two oldest and our youngest grandkid(s) while their parents are away for a night
-buying wedding presents for two young couples in our church
-Papa watching our grandson so I could go on my run
-spaghetti sauce simmering on the stovetop and homemade french bread baking in the oven
-writing time in the evening quiet after everyone's in bed

-snuggles and hugs from my youngest grandson 
-a walk to the park
-getting stuff done while he naps
-he was so happy when his mama got home
-a sweet time of worship and prayer at church tonight

-Friday date day
-delicious creamy tomato basil soup for lunch
-a fun find at the antique mall
-my husband and son-in-law performing a wedding together, 
so we got to see him, my daughter and our granddaughters at the rehearsal
-my hub's making a late night run to the store for me,
 when I got in the middle of making cookie dough and was out of one ingredient

-Saturday morning cookie baking for the wedding reception

-a wonderful wedding
-our whole family together at the wedding
-dinner with my nephew and his family and our oldest daughter and her family afterwards

-May day!
-Sunday morning sunrise
-amazing worship today
-an encouraging lunch with our elders
-a Sunday afternoon power nap
-wild bunnies in our yard

still following,


  1. I love reading your list every week. Nana School sounds like much fun! Maybe when I finish Ethan in four years (!) I'll be able to have Nona School. ;)

  2. bunnies .. and ♥ cookies,
    always make for easy gratitude. :)

  3. Lovely photos, I now feel like something sweet to eat - cookies, cinnamon rolls, Yum! : )


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