Monday, July 25, 2016

In gratitude...

I'm late with my weekly gratitude post this week due to the combination of fighting a nasty migraine for several days and the busyness that comes with being in full time ministry.  So, in the spirit of better late than never, here's this past week's gratitude journal.
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)

-this waking up early habit
-a crafty day-making a BAKERY sign,(success), and trying macrame, (fail!)
-homemade meatballs for dinner
-my friend stopping by to pray together

-morning sun
-a day of play with my two youngest granddaughters

-a nice neighbor fixing their broken riding toy, (that they are too big for but still play with)
-my friend is making a new apron for me!

the beautiful morning
-a long walk by the river and around Fort Vancouver
-a yummy summer dinner of grilled steak, fresh corn on the cob, salad and iced tea

-the Holy Spirit ministering to me in a deep way during my devotions
-phone calls to two friends needing encouragement
-prayer walking the neighborhood around our church,
 (a lady on the street approaching one of our groups about coming to church)

-a horrible migraine on our day off that left me in bed all day-my hubs who took care of me

-feeling well enough to at least function somewhat
-sweet young couple from church who came by to help 
-everything prepared for a church function at our house tomorrow, thanks to our helpers

-such a great message this morning
-a sweet gal who went to Nicaragua with me coming to our church today
-a house full all afternoon and into the evening,
 (and strength to enjoy it even with a lingering headache)

still following,


  1. I hope all traces of your headache are gone by now. I've been late this summer with my list for far less pressing reasons. But it's OK! Looks like you had a blessed week!

  2. Praying for you, sweet friend!

  3. Praying for peace, rest, pain-relief, and wisdom to know how to spend your hours and days for maximum kingdom advancement. ♥

  4. Trusting that your headaches are gone and you are well again, dear friend. You know I love to read your gratitude lists. I'm always reminded how blessed I am!


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