Monday, June 17, 2019

Weekly Gratitude Journal...

I slept fitfully the night before a friend from church was coming over for tea and a visit. Thoughts of too many things to-do and too many activities scheduled in the coming weeks had me feeling anxious and stressed. Before my friend left our time together I asked her to pray for me about the anxiety I was feeling. Nothing changed about my circumstances, in fact, it was possible for our bathroom and laundry room remodel to be started this week so that's happening right now as well. Yet, I am full of peace! I'm so glad I asked my friend to pray for me and I'm so thankful that God hears and answers!

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)

Thank You, Papa God for-

-a walk around my hometown with my youngest grandson
-sweet youngest grandbaby's smiles, giggles and baby noises 
-laughs with our two middle granddaughters and fun wading in the Clackamas River

-chamomile flowers from Trader Joe's
-seeing God at work when we pray and trust

-clear blue skies with Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood showing off in the distance
-a large sack full of delicious salmon and halibut filets from our dear friends
-having central air conditioning on these unusually hot ninety plus degree days

-our oldest granddaughter's sixteenth birthday!
-my sister's birthday, too!
-our granddaughter got her driver's license!
- a fun birthday dinner at our daughter's house

-God's peace and order in place of my anxiety over too much busyness going on at once
-God's provision of things big and small
-our middle grandson's preschool graduation

-God's help and guidance
-a really great price on new flooring for our bathrooms and laundry room
-a sweet time of Bible reading and singing worship with the three middle grands who are spending the night

-the way our grandkids love each other
-a family bbq at our house to celebrate Father's Day a day early
-our loud, wild, crazy family

-God working in people's lives
-our tender hearted five year old grandson looking like a cute little Mr. Tough Guy
 with his spiked up mohawk and Superman muscle shirt
-lunch after church with our son-in-law, granddaughter and grandson, 
(middle daughter and oldest grandson are out of town)

still following,

1 comment:

  1. i'm ever thankful that the process of finding contentment/joy in difficult circumstances is promised and fulfilled - given our submission to His working in our hearts. ♥


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