Monday, July 6, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

God is in control. God is good. God is faithful. God is trustworthy. 
Disease, racial tension, civil unrest and violence still rage in our nation, But no matter the circumstances, God has not left us alone or let go of His grasp on us. He is still caring for us watchfully and affectionately. It's up to us to take notice.
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 encouragement found in this passage- 2 Corinthians 7:10-13 - " Distress that drives us to God does that. It turns us around. It gets us back in the way of salvation. We never regret that kind of pain. But those who let distress drive them away from God are full of regrets, end up on a deathbed of regrets. And now, isn’t it wonderful all the ways in which this distress has goaded you closer to God? You’re more alive, more concerned, more sensitive, more reverent, more human, more passionate, more responsible."

-Such a restorative walk! So much beauty and such a good prayer time as I walked.

- the smell of dinner simmering in the crockpot

-a sweet time of prayer on my drive to babysit the grandgirlies
-a special day with the girls

-a good conversation with my daughter

-it's July!
-facetiming with our daughter, grandson and granddaughter who are on a cross country road trip
-a powerful time with our church leadership team

-our yard
-prayer and worship albums the are helping me so much during this season
-new sunglasses
-a powerful evening of prayer

 -singing together in the car
-kayaking for the first time this summer
-our grandson "fishing"
-holding our sleepy little youngest grandson
-our oldest grands having fun with their friends

-our nation
-a fun bbq/birthday/4th of July party with friends
-going to our daughter's house to do fireworks

-worshipping together
-answered prayer
-God at work in lives
-a faeetime call with my grandson

still following,


  1. What beautiful blessings God gave you! I wish that I would just rush to God without needing challenges - I want to love Him that way, but the challenges are like the shepherd's stick keeping me beside Him where I need to be! Thanks for joining Remembering God Monday!!! I'm also so glad your voice is back!

  2. Beautiful photos depicting God's blessings. He is a good, good God. COming to you from Remember Me MOndays

  3. Oh that Fourth of July cake looks delicious! The food is always so good on the Fourth - just tastes better!


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