Monday, June 15, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

Well, this past week's gratitude journal is full of entries pertaining to the newest addition to our family, grandchild number eight, our fourth grandson. He's eight days old today! I've got a full day today, so I won't linger long here and will just get right to posting this past week's journal entries. Just a note to anyone who might read this, during these times of difficulty in our nation and our world, keeping a daily list of God's blessings is such a good way to battle discouragement and despair. Why not give it a try?


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)

-our daughter and newest grandbaby doing great
-baking a birthday cake with my grandson to celebrate his little brother's birth
-God's speaking to me about how He sustains me via Psalm 3
-praying and worshipping with my grandson before bed

-waffles piled high with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
-God's blessing of affordable help with some yard work
-our new grandbaby is home from the hospital and we finally got to "meet" him!
 big brother age 6
big brother age 16
big sister age 17
 Auntie and youngest cousin, age 18 months
 cousin, age 3
the siblings all together

-my grandson holding and singing to his new baby brother
-my oldest grandson holding my youngest grandson
-the cousins meeting their newest cousin

-an especially sweet time with the Lord in my quiet time
-baking my oldest granddaughter's favorite red velvet cake for her birthday tomorrow
-bringing my daughter and newest grandson to their postnatal check-up and they are both doing great!

-our oldest granddaughter is seventeen today!
-the two middle grandson's, (cousins), so excited to get to play together
-youngest granddaughter fascinated with this new "living doll baby" that has joined our family
-a wonderful birthday dinner for our granddaughter hosted by friends

-a bouquet of hydrangeas from our backyard
-going antiquing with a friend - some of the shops nearby are open now!
-our grandson finally conquering learning to ride a bike!

-a couple in our church so excited to tell me about God's faithfulness to them through the coronavirus shutdown
-baby grandson's first outing
-God's work in us even through the hard things

still following,


  1. Congratulations on Baby Abraham!! What a precious little one - such sweet photos!! Always enjoy reading through this blessings!

  2. What a blessing your comment is to me! Thanks so much for your encouragement.


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