Monday, May 8, 2017

Blessed life...

If I judge the faithfulness of God or His blessing on my life by what I'm feeling or the circumstances of any given moment, well, I suppose it would be a wild ride of, "I'm so blessed" one moment, and "woe is me" the next.  Life has its ups and downs and highs and lows, sometimes all on the same day. I can't judge God's faithfulness solely on the list of blessings I write in my gratitude journal.  I AM BLESSED and GOD IS FAITHFUL. Period. On the best days and on the worst days. He is with me through them all.  He is my strength and sustainer, my joy and delight, my hope and my help, on the best of days and on the worst.  Because of that, because I am His, not just because of this list of blessings, I live a blessed 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)

-It's May!
-lunch with my husband
-answer to prayer for our Truelife Espanol pastors

-another answer to prayer
-God's help with a busy day, even time for writing!
-God's provision and protection
-a wonderful prayer time with our small group

-80+ degree weather!
-the lilac garden, the park, and Dairy Queen with the three youngest grands

-going to the movies with the grand girlies
-sleeping with the windows open, listening to the frogs

-sunshiny morning!
-a wild bunny staring at us through the bedroom window
-strawberry waffles
-planting flowers
-National Day of Prayer

-Friday Date Day trip to the beach!

-delicious seafood for lunch
-a wonderful walk on the beach

-God's reminder to FRET NOT!
-our soon-to-be born grandson doing well, and possibly coming this week!  We'll see!
-an evening walk and prayer time

-more new faces at church
-a great message
-lunch with friends
-a relaxing afternoon
-this sunny weather

still following, 


  1. I, too, am celebrating the birth of a grandson! He's my first, and an answer to many prayers. :-) Have a lovely week, Elizabeth!

  2. Catching up after our almost-two-month adventure. Love your photos, as always, but the beach photos are my favs!


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