Monday, December 5, 2016

Rejoice!


I love all things Christmas! I love the decorating.  I love the shopping.  I love the wrapping and the cookie baking and the Christmas parties and the family gatherings.  I love it all!  But, take away the truth that Christmas is a celebration of the Lord Jesus Christ, and all of the lights and the decorations and the celebrations would be meaningless and hollow.  I love all things Christmas because I know the Christ of Christmas and the joy and hope that He gives to me in this life and for eternity.  That is why I can celebrate with gusto.  That is why my heart overflows with gratitude.
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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)
#9202-#9225

11-28-16-
-our youngest granddaughter's birthday
-the She Reads Truth Advent devotional
-a fun family birthday celebration

11-29-16-
-first good walk since I had the cold/flu.  My energy is back!
-Taco Tuesday with our small group
-study and laughter and prayer all in one evening

11-30-16-
-a sun break in this rainy day to take a nice walk with my hubs
-my family supporting me in my quirkiness
-a new fuzzy warm throw blanket 

12-1-16-
-It's December!
-haircut and color day
-God ordering this day
-a great worship and prayer time at church

12-2-16-
-my hubs and I finishing our Christmas shopping for the family 
-the golden fall leaves stubbornly clinging to the trees along the Columbia River
-fog in the foothills
-a relaxing evening while my hubs watches the game
-my hubs favorite team winning the championship!

12-3-16-
-all the photos and videos our oldest daughter is sending us from their trip to Disneyworld
-a GREAT annual Ladies' Christmas Dinner with the gals from our church

12-4-16-
-our granddaughter is feeling better from her cold 
(so thankful because who wants to be sick when they are at Disneyworld!) 
-God's presence with us
-lunch and laughter with friends

still following,


8 comments:

  1. lovely ..
    in picture and word.

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  2. You know I always love your "counting" posts! xo

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  3. Another week, blessed beyond measure! So thankful you are all on the mend and able to enJOY the holidays!

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    1. I am thankful to be on the mend too! That was a tough but to kick!

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  4. More blessings! I always enjoy reading yours and seeing your photos. And you inspire me!
    ~Adrienne~

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