Monday, November 19, 2018

Praise with thanksgiving...

It's Thanksgiving week! It's going to be a totally relaxing holiday for us. Our oldest daughter and  youngest daughter and their families will all be spending Thanksgiving with the other side of the family. Our middle daughter and her family are spending the holiday at the Oregon coast and invited us to join them. They are getting a pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner from a restaurant. I love a traditional Thanksgiving with all of the family gathered and the cooking of a big family feast. But, I think this Thanksgiving, although different, will be a lot of fun as well. And, you know how much I love the beach! I also love Thanksgiving and I love giving thanks. God is worthy of all of my praise and gratitude!
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)

-Veteran's Day-for all those who have served our nation
-hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows
-a beautiful autumn walk with three of the grandkids
-Papa making a fire in the backyard fire pit and roasting hotdogs with the grandgirlies for their lunch
-dinner with our oldest daughter and two youngest granddaughters

-beef stew simmering on the stove
-God's protection when I encountered a very aggressive dog on my walk
-my hub's thanks for a good dinner

-an unexpected fun bargain find 
-flowers and a coffee from my guy
-our oldest granddaughter lettering in varsity swimming as a freshman 
and getting a plaque for best freshman swimmer

-tea and prayer with a friend
-a good report on a friend's medical tests
-a really sweet time of worship and prayer at church tonight

-middle daughter and middle grandson coming to see us after being out of state for two weeks
-my grandson helping me to decorate the Christmas tree
-Friday date day

-God at work in people in our church in such an encouraging way
-a walk with a friend
-all the holiday deep cleaning and decorating done so we can come home 
from our time away for Thanksgiving and let the Christmas season begin!

-a joy filled Sunday worship gathering
-big hugs from my grandson
-Sunday lunch with friends

still following,

1 comment:

  1. Changes can be difficult but often a source of hidden blessings! Enjoy your day - wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!


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