Sunday, July 17, 2016

A thankful person...

Sometimes I just need some time by the sea, some time to walk along the shore and have a good talk with God while I'm looking at His amazing creation.  It's the place I love to go to reboot, to restore my perspective, to renew my soul.  So that's just what I was able to do this week, and it was exactly what I needed.  As I was walking along, the words from "It is Well" by Bethel Music ran through my mind, "So, let go my soul and trust in Him, the wind and waves still know His name." In prayer I began letting go of one worrisome thought after another, burdens that had been weighing me down.  It was only a short getaway, but just what I needed, and I'm so thankful.

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)


-a billing error corrected
-a room with a view at the beach 
-a safe drive

-a relaxing morning at the hotel, sipping coffee, having devotions, reading an inspiring book
-a long walk by the beach, a good prayer time
-a great lunch at a new to us restaurant
-a clearance sale on a new running jacket
-sunset at the beach

-ending our time by the beach with one last walk
-our oldest grandson coming over to help Papa with yard work,
and our youngest grandson enjoying "helping" to wash the car
-an impromptu dinner with our middle daughter and her family
-falling asleep while reading a good book

-walking up super early and enjoying coffee and devotions in the early morning light
-an enjoyable time writing just for fun
-a planning meeting for VBS at Hula Boy
-prayer walking the neighborhood around our church
-a good report

-homemade bread toasted in olive oil for breakfast
-a visit with our youngest daughter and her husband
-a gift card for lunch
-finishing a book
-flowers from my husband

-sweet morning quiet time
-facetiming with my brother
-our neighborhood
-an evening walk

-God's transforming work
-lunch with a family from church
-a relaxing Sunday evening 

still following,

1 comment:

  1. Glad you were able to grab some self-care time, Elizabeth! Your images speak peace and rest.


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