Monday, January 13, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

I'm on a little personal retreat- a couple of days of rest and spiritual refreshing here by the sea is just what the doctor ordered. Without further ado, here's last week's 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)

-God speaking to me through His word
-a fun day with our two middle granddaughters and the two youngest grands
-lots of grandbaby hugs and kisses

-the smell of pot roast cooking in the oven
-2 Samuel 22:7 MSG-"my cry brought me right into His presence"
-the power of speaking God's word aloud
-praying and worshiping with our small group

-a morning with the three youngest grandkids
-a sweet conversation with an elderly lady at the park
-my daughter's outpatient procedure going well
-my husband's tenderness to me

-revisiting a life changing book that's like an old familiar friend
-phone calls with both of my sisters 
-creamy Trader Joe's white roses in full bloom
-seeing God at work in a friend's life

-Friday date day!
-Papa buying our middle grandgirlies a surprise
(She wanted this shirt so bad!)
-our middle grandgirlies spending the night with us
-watching Secondhand Lions with them-they loved it!

-making crepes for breakfast with the grandgirlies
-our granddaughters being so good in spite of being housebound due to rain
-my granddaughter reading aloud from my memory box that my daughters made me
-my husband getting my car all ready for my trip tomorrow

-a safe drive to the beach in spite of all the wind and rain
-the sweet presence of God as I worshipped on the drive
-our church praying for me
-the vase I've been eyeing in the Safeway floral department on clearance for $2.25 here at the beach
 and a bouquet of flowers for $5 to cheer up my hotel room
-dangerous king tides at the beach today-seeing the awesome power of the sea
 and remembering that even the winds and waves obey Him

still following,


  1. I'm glad you're having time away for a retreat. We're here at the beach and have been in awe of the wind and waves. Like you, I've been thinking how He is the master of the wind and the waves.

  2. I had such a good time! Hope you are as well!


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