Monday, August 20, 2018

The answer to anxiety...

There are always plenty of reasons in life to give in to anxiety. It's easy for those worrisome things to become magnified in our eyes. When we exalt Jesus Christ, then our worries come into proper focus and we realize the truth that God is always bigger than our problems. Giving God our grateful praise, our heartfelt thanksgiving, is a one way to exalt Him and to recognize His greatness in our lives.
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)

-God's provision
-my oldest sister's birthday
-God's faithfulness in our lives
-a small medical issue with our daughter discovered and treated

-a sweet prayer time
-"His name is Wonderful. He is the God Who works wonders."-encouragement from today's reading in Judges
-an afternoon swim with our two youngest grandsons

-BLTs with fresh garden tomatoes from our youngest daughter's garden

-lighting my candle, sipping my coffee, leaning into trusting and yielding to God in my morning quiet time
-getting a bunch of yard work done with my oldest grandson's help
-love and forgiveness

-God speaking an encouraging word to my heart
-my oldest brother staying with us for the weekend
-my nephew and his family coming by for a visit

-heart talks with my brother and sister
-running into our other brother while running an errand
-a quiet evening before tomorrow's memorial service

-my nephew's memorial-all of the reminders of God's amazing grace
-a delicious dinner at our nephew's
-God's help

-worship focused on the name of Jesus
-a powerful message
-a good visit with good friends over lunch

still following,


  1. God is with everyone in their sorrows and happiness. Have a nice day!

  2. We do that with the kids every night during prayers... what we are thankful for that day. I think it's great to count your blessings every day, no matter how big or small.

  3. exalting our Lord ..
    thank you for this reminder
    as i've been experiencing
    anxiety over life's circumstances. ♥


The best thing about blogging is hearing from you!
I'd love for you to leave a comment! Click subscribe by email if you want me to be able to reply to you.