Monday, December 30, 2019

Weekly Gratitude Journal

Christmas has come and gone. It's hard to believe that we are about to begin a new year and a brand new decade. It doesn't seem that long ago that everyone was concerned about Y2K at the turn of the century. Twenty years has zoomed by since then. We became grandparents of seven, soon to be eight, grandchildren since then. So many life changes have happened.

Just this morning as I read Psalm 91 in The Message Bible, I came across a verse that sums it up for me. "I'll give you the best of care if you'll only get to know and trust Me." I came to know Jesus as my Savior and Lord at a very young age. Through all of my life's journey, through all of life's ups and down, I've continued to grow in knowing Him and learning to trust Him. Through it all, He has given me the best of care and I know that He will continue to do so in the future. I'm so very thankful to this God that I can trust and rely on!
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, God, for...

-sleeping in to 7:30!
-a cozy new hoodie from G.
-a yummy dinner with a gift card from friends

-thank You, God, for always being here for me!
-the Christmas Eve service at Hope City
-getting to see all of our kids and grandkids between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

-laughing so hard while playing a silly game at our youngest daughter's house

-Thank You, Jesus, for coming and Thank You, for the promise that You are coming again
-Christmas texts with our siblings and kids
-a fun Christmas with our middle daughter, son-in-law and grandkids

-a little post Christmas overnight getaway to one of our favorite places
-God keeping our youngest daughter and family safe when the car broke down on their trip
-my husband always thinking of things I like to do

-texted videos of our oldest granddaughter teaching her little brother to swim
-texted videos of our two youngest grandkids having fun in the snow
-God's protection and care for all of us

-lunch and a great visit with our friends from California
-my husband helping me to take down the Christmas tree
-the house all clean and ready for the New Year

-this morning's message
-wonderful worship
-lunch with my nephew and his family

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