Monday, December 10, 2018

Advent Gratitude...

Sure, life is busy and there are extra demands on my time and budget this time of the year, but overwhelmingly I feel such gratitude. There are no earth shattering triumphs or changes to report. There are still needs I'm asking that God will supply, prayers I'm still praying and have yet to see answered, longings and heart desires that I still bring to Him continually. Yet, I know that my deep need finds its satisfaction in the deep kindness of God's love, (Psalm 42:7 The Passion Translation), and I am so deeply grateful. He is such a good, good Father to me.
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)

-a beautiful walk with the grands

-youngest daughter's ultrasound of our newest grandgirlie went well
-my guy buying me flowers and dinner 

-frosty morning with blue skies
-snow on the foothills
-tiny gold bird sitting on the fence
-James chapter 3 and 4
-homemade chicken soup
-a great time of prayer with our small group

-waking up at 4AM and being unable to go back to sleep, but having such a sweet time with Jesus
 and catching up on my Advent reading in the wee hours
-healthy eyes per the eye dr.
-an afternoon nap-a rarity!

-Mt. St. Helens covered in fresh snow
-a long overdue hair appointment day-I feel so much better!
-dinner with the two oldest grandkids
-Christmas shopping done!

-sleeping in a wee bit
-all of my grandkids and daughters together for Zoolights

-the grandkids so excited about a sleepover at Auntie's
-catching a precious moment of my nine year old granddaughter turning back to her Mama
 for a second hug goodbye before going to Aunties and hearing her say, "I love you, Mama"

-precious morning quiet time in God's presence
-praying together 
-a beautiful sunset on my walk

-worship that changes the atmosphere
-a deep heart work through the truth of God's Word preached
-His body broken for me-His blood shed for me
-going to the NW Community Gospel Chorus/Oregon Symphony's Gospel Concert, 
(it's the 20th anniversary of this event and we've been to almost every one!)

still following,


  1. Oh my goodness, look at those faces. Like you, I am filled with such gratitude as I look into the faces of my 3 sweet granddaughters. He is such a good, good Father to me as well. He is so worthy of our thanks!


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