Monday, October 21, 2019

Weekly Gratitude Journal

This past week was spent getting back into the rhythm of normal life after our wonderful vacation to Maine. However, I'm not sure life in full time ministry is ever "normal" because it's a life with so many variables! Thank God, that He never changes! He is always faithful, He never leaves us or forsakes us, His mercies are new every morning and every single day He gives us reasons to give Him thanks.
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)

-new copper mercury glass tea light/votive jar candles-cozy candlelight in our home

-a stunningly beautiful autumn day to take my walk around my hometown
-doing the Monday after school pick up of my two middle granddaughters, going out for ice cream and taking a walk together

-another beautiful autumn day
-baking some yummy pumpkin nut bread to share
-a big pot of homemade chili simmering on the stove
-listening to life giving messages while I cook for tonight's small group

-honest conversation
-Isaiah 62:1-5 in The Message Bible
-God's help with a concern
-our daughter's father-in-law's quadruple bypass went well

-a break in the rain when I went on my walk
-oldest granddaughter stopping by
-our Thursday night prayer gathering

-Friday date day
-flowers from my guy
-a quiet, restful day together

-a sweet morning quiet time
-God's help with a writing project
-a fun afternoon with a friend 

-God's continued work in us and our church
-hugs from my middle grandson
-talking to my oldest sister on the phone
-dinner with friends from church

still following,

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