Sunday, September 25, 2016

Seeing God in my daily life...

If I don't see God in the everyday of my real life,  I tend to bow down to the anxiety, worry, fear, negativity, hopelessness and despair that permeates social media, the news, the culture around me.   Or I bow down to the lie that a skinnier me, more stuff, or becoming more well known will satisfy my soul. But He is God with us, not just when Jesus, God in the flesh, walked this earth physically, but in the here and now of my everyday.  I just have to choose to see Him, to recognize and acknowledge His work in my life.  

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)


-an especially sweet time of prayer
-texting with all three of our girls throughout the day
-a fun dinner out to celebrate the birthdays of our Truelife Espanol pastor and his wife

-God's provision for everything we need
-foggy mornings
-a beautiful sunny afternoon
-healthy eating
-two new books in the mail

-writing time
-going on a walk with a friend from church
-free rhubarb to put in the freezer
-my youngest grandson and a sweet little boy from church
 spending the evening at our house and having fun playing together

-the first day of autumn
-beautiful photos of Paris from our youngest daughter
-funny texts about our youngest grandson's potty attempts
-praying with others
-seeing our church growing in reaching out to others
-sweet time of worship together

-Friday date day-staying home and relaxing together
-cold enough weather to have a fire in the fireplace
-a fun evening with friends filled with laughter
-staying up too late watching a favorite show with my hubs

-going to my oldest grandson's football game, (he made a touchdown!)
-a beautiful day for a long walk
-my girl texting me how much she loves France

-God sending us wonderful prayer support
-a restful afternoon

gratefully yours,


  1. Hi Elizabeth! I can relate to the anxiety thing. I tend to get involved in that too.
    What fun to have a family member in France! Is she there for school? And congrats on your grandson's touchdown too. (I'm sure you've heard that you don't look old enough to have grandchildren!) You have a lot to be thankful for in your life. Thank you for sharing some of them with us.

    1. My youngest daughter were on vacation in Scotland, England, France and Iceland!

  2. Such a wonderful reason to look for our graces...if we don't bow down to God we'll bow down to something else. Thanks for sharing this quote from Ann and for your own pictures and graces!

    1. Thank you for your continual encouragement in my life, Lisa!

  3. You know, I liked the picture of not bowing down to our fears and worries. That puts a lot of perspective on it for me. I only want God to reign. So I must intentionally make sure that He's the one I'm bowing down to.


    1. It's a daily choice, or perhaps even moment by moment, isn't it my friend.

  4. Elizabeth, your words are so beautifully written. There is so much we can give our worship to unless we are purposefully seeking out Jesus. Thank you for these poignant words.

    1. Thank you so much for coming by, Wanda. Your encouragement blesses me!


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