Monday, April 17, 2017

Holy Week Gratitude...


When we were newlyweds there was a simple chorus we used to sing in our church.

Thank You, Jesus!
Thank You, Jesus!
Thank You, Lord, for loving me.
Thank You, Jesus!
Thank You, Jesus!
Thank You, Lord, for loving me.

You went to Calvary, 
And there You died for me.
Thank You, Lord, for loving me.
You went to Calvary, 
And there You died for me.
Thank You, Lord, for loving me.

You rose up from the grave,
To me new life You gave.
Thank You, Lord for loving me.
You rose up from the grave,
To me new life You gave.
Thank You, Lord for loving me.

You're coming back again,
And then with You I'll reign. 
Thank, You Lord for loving me.
You're coming back again,
And then with You I'll reign. 
Thank, You Lord for loving me.

This Holy Week I've found myself recalling this simple song of gratitude and singing my thanksgiving.

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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)

#9683-#9711

4-10-17-
-walking and praying
-an encouraging lunch with friends
-G. coming over to cook with me
-our whole family together to celebrate our youngest daughter's birthday, which is tomorrow,
 and our oldest son-in-law's which was last week
-feeling my youngest grandson move

4-11-17-
-our youngest daughter's birthday!
-her happy texts about how her husband made her week so special
-dark purple lilac buds
-the revelation of God's throne in the Bible (Rev.4)
-the Holy Spirit helping me to pray

4-12-17-
-hope 
-swinging at the park with my grandgirlie
-my youngest granddaughter and her cute crazy attire
-a good report of how God is working in our youth group

4-13-17-
-a much needed quieter less busy day
-a powerful time of worship at church
-a fun time taking our two oldest grands to the late showing at the movies

4-14-17-
-Good Friday-thank You, Jesus for dying for me!
-a gift card for our Friday date day lunch
-apple blossoms

4-15-17-
-a sunny Easter weekend!
-G. helping me with all of the Easter baking
-a walk and prayer time as the sun was setting

4-16-17-
-Christ is risen!-an early morning text from our oldest daughter with these words
-a fun and well-attended Easter breakfast at church
-the "shift" for us that Christ's death and resurrection brought
-"get your hopes up!" song
-encouraging texts and posts about church today
-a wonderful Easter dinner with our whole family at our youngest daughter's in-laws


still following, 



2 comments:

  1. That first image, be still my heart beautiful! What a blessed week it has been!

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