Life is busy lately! I keep thinking that after this event or that project it will slow down, but it just hasn't happened. However, today there is nothing scheduled on the calendar. I'd love to enjoy it and be completely lazy except there's this little thing called taxes that I should work on. BLECH! My least favorite task of the year. How can I offer up to God thanksgiving about something I dread and detest doing? Well, I can thank Him for the deductions that the government still allows us. That's my little sacrifice of praise today. What can you find to give a sacrifice of praise for today?
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)
-trees covered in blooms
-an evening with nothing scheduled
-God, my confidant, friend, counselor, refuge, strength, hope, help, my everything!
-the support and help from our church leaders
-our son-in-law's cute project for the baby's room
-our small group
3-29-17--my hub's taking a day off to rest since he's not feeling well
-breakfast for dinner
-taking an evening walk together
-a walk between rain showers
-God's direction for Sunday's message I'm preaching
-hugs from our oldest grandson who just returned from a missions trip to the Dominican Republic with his dad
-our oldest granddaughter's happiness on being on a swim team
-the fingernail moon
-a new dress found on clearance for this weekend's wedding
-Shari's berries sent to us from my brother
-a nice dinner out together for Friday date day
-watching an old movie together
-text from our youngest daughter about the funny April fools jokes she used to pull on me
-God's help finishing up my message for tomorrow
-God ordering this busy day for me
-the privilege of sharing God's Word
-another new family at church
-the privilege of being a part of the beautiful wedding for one of the young couples in our church
-a bubble bath and bed after a busy weekend