Monday, June 22, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

Restaurants and stores are open in our county now-a bit of life returning to "normal."  But things still feel surreal as we don our masks to go out in public and as we see the rise of violence and unrest in our nation. I want to be aware of what is happening in our world, obedient to what God would have me to do and I want to also live with His peace ruling my heart and mind in the midst of the chaos. It doesn't always come easy. I have to keep my mind filled with God's word and worship and also remember to notice His blessings and take time to thank Him-all of which remind me that God is in control and can be trusted with all that concerns me.
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)

-the comfort of God's Word during these trying times
-the promise that all things work together for good to those that love God and are called according to His purpose
-ministry friends 
-a sweet time with our three year old grandson

-talking to my friend who's been out of state 
-God's care and provision for us
-a quiet evening in a week when every other night is full

-phone conversations with my siblings
-oldest daughter and two middle granddaughters finally getting to see their youngest nephew/cousin

-walking and praying with my friend

-a really good night's sleep
-dinner IN our favorite mexican restaurant
-powerful presence of God in prayer meeting

-a beautiful day to walk around Lake Sacajawea
-good news about a loved one
-dinner with friends 

-encouraging prayers
-hanging out with our oldest granddaughter
-the first day of summer

-God at work in us and our church
-a fun Father's Day gathering with our family
-our awesome grandkids

still following,

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