Monday, June 29, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

Let's be honest. It's a daily challenge to wade through all of the fear, negativity, strife, chaos and confusion going on in our world right now and to stay focused on Jesus and to stay filled with His peace. I have to make a daily choice to turn off the negative noise and to fill my mind and heart with the things that are true and lovely and excellent in God's eyes. Giving God thanks is an indispensably valuable tool in times like these.
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)

-Jesus' care and provision for us
-a brief encounter with the cheeriest little girl and her mama on my walk today
-big yellow butterflies

-God's help when I feel stuck in my prayers
-holding my youngest grandson while the older grands enjoy time in the pool

-s'mores around the backyard fire pit

-sweet time with our two middle grandgirlies
-finding two five dollar bills in the road on our walk to the park 
(two grandgirlies so excited to spend their find!)
-a huge answer to prayer for a physical healing for our great nephew
-God doing a deep work in our church leadership

-Psalm 139
-new glasses ordered
-an encouraging Zoom meeting

-a sweet Friday date day
-the most beautiful drive to the beach

-a walk, (and a talk with Jesus),  by the sea

-loving my new glasses
-listening to encouraging worship, prayers and messages when I feel heavy hearted for our nation
-holding my grandson

-a trip to look forward to
-God working in hearts and lives
-knowing that we can trust God in these chaotic and uncertain times

still following,


  1. Beautiful Blessings, Elizabeth! Still counting along with you, though I no longer number! I love your hydrangea - mine just started blooming. Where did you find the white matches? I'm looking for some to replenish my match bottles! Shalom, friend! Would love for you to link up with Remember Me Monday! ~ Maryleigh

  2. I just noticed you have a link up! I will be sure to join next week. I find the matches sometimes in the candle section of Homegoods, TJMaxx or Marshalls.


The best thing about blogging is hearing from you!
I'd love for you to leave a comment! Click subscribe by email if you want me to be able to reply to you.