Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Weekly Gratitude Journal...

Our master bathroom remodel started yesterday! It's the last room in our house to get a makeover - to shed it's 1992 tile and flooring with it's pink and blue accents and huge oak vanity and come into 2019! On top of that, I had two sweet grandgirlies all day yesterday and overnight, so I'm a day late posting my gratitude journal. Life is full and sometimes messier than I'd like. (Currently our bedroom is full of everything that used to belong in the bathroom.) Change is messy, isn't it? Even the changes that God makes in our lives don't come without a measure of mess and upheaval. But, oh, how lovely and worth it is it going to be when our bathroom remodel is done. Even more so, how lovely and worth is it when we grow and change and become a wee bit more like Jesus! I thank God for the temporary mess in my house because of the beauty that is coming. And, I'm thankful for any discomfort and mess that comes when I let Jesus do some rebuilding in me. Have Your way, Jesus!

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, Father God, for ...

-the first day of July!
-two tired grandsons napping at our house
-God's faithful provision

-a day trip to the beach
-yummy clam chowder
-a walk by the sea

-an encouraging conversation
-laughing with my daughter
-talking to my granddaughters on the phone
-a beautiful evening walk

-our country's 243rd birthday
-a delicious BBQ at our nephew's
-fireworks and s'mores at our house with our family

-a good book to read
-a slow lazy morning
-a fun evening with the two oldest grands

-ALL of God's Word
-my "baby" brother's 60th birthday!
-homemade ice cream and good conversation with friends who stopped by

-laughing at my own mistakes
-our church's annual BBQ and homemade ice cream contest
-someone asking to be water baptized

still following,

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