Monday, July 22, 2019

Weekly Gratitude Journal...

Vacation Bible School begins at our church this morning. Our two middle grandgirlies will be staying at our house for the next few days so they can attend. Our five year old grandson lives in our city, instead of across the river like his cousins, and he will be attending also. Our oldest two grands will be helping with games and such along with some of the other youth group teens. We have twice our usual number of children attending this year for our V.B.S. so we are excited about that. It's going to be a busy few days but I wanted to pop in here quickly and post my weekly gratitude journal!
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 sweet time in the Word and prayer
-getting things done for VBS
-the new vanity and toilet are installed in our master bathroom remodel
-time with our middle grandson who wants to sing and talk about Jesus with me
-God's provision
-a beautiful walk at sunset

-more volunteers for our upcoming VBS
-prayers via encouraging texts
-oldest grandson doing yard work for us and hanging out a bit with his Nana

-a big sale on the custom bathroom blinds we needed
-a creative idea, with God's help, for how to update the jet tub surround
-friends and family to talk to when I'm frustrated about a dishonest plumber I'm having to deal with

-a good meeting with all of the V.B.S. volunteers
-our bathroom remodel is done! Hallelujah!
-help from our city water bureau and a plumber friend about our plumber problem

-chips and salsa and mahi-mahi tacos outside at our favorite restaurant by the river
-going to the new Lion King movie with our oldest granddaughter and G.
-talking with my granddaughter about everything from makeup to school to friends....

-Proverbs 3:5-6 in the Message Bible
-a nice long phone chat with our oldest daughter when she got home from vacation
-oldest granddaughter texting me about some spiritual insights she had

-freedom in worship
-pastor friends coming to our church while here on vacation
-all of the volunteers who helped us set up for tomorrow's VBS

still following,


  1. bathroom remodel DONE .. yay!!!
    {love your toe ring!}

    1. I’ve had it so long I forget it’s there! Years ago I had a real gold band sized down.

  2. I'm so glad your remodel is finished. I can't wait to see it. Love your photos and the tales of your doings.


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