Monday, March 16, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

It's not the coronavirus that scares me, it's our responses to this pandemic that have me mourning. The store shelves are empty due to panic and selfishness. Politicians and the media are all too eager to use the crisis for their own political gain. I have to shift my focus to the faithful character of God and the truth of His Word in order to keep my thoughts from plummeting into despair. I have to choose to continue to focus on all that there is to give thanks for. Today, I want to give thanks for a blog comment that was left on my blog yesterday from a woman in Italy saying that she is praying for our country. You, my friend, have helped me to see that there is goodness and beauty in the middle of all of this chaos. 
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 walk to the river with my youngest grandson on this beautiful day
-taking the grandgirlies to the park to play with their cousins after school
-youngest granddaughter loving the slide and wanting to go down it over and over

-the smell of bread baking
-it being light enough after dinner to take an evening walk
-Psalm 46

-memories of mama as I make a batch of her homemade oatmeal cookies to take to family reunion
-always group texting with our girls
-videos of the grandkids that make me laugh

-a quiet dinner together
-my husband telling me I'm beautiful
-a powerful time of prayer

-Friday Date Day
-youngest granddaughter's first sentence, "My cheese!" :)
-pizza night at our middle daughter's 

-4" of late winter snow
-the auto parts store installing our new car battery for us
-a quiet evening to read and write

-our church praying together on this National Day of Prayer
-a safe drive to the beach
-a beautiful sunset

still following,



  1. Hope you are having a good week. I found your lemon cake recipe while looking around the blog...oh yum! I'm making that this week!!


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