Monday, July 13, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

I'm grateful to God that He has given us resources to navigate through challenging times. We're all still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic consequences. (Masks are mandatory in all places of business where we live.) Then there's the division and strife and civil unrest as well which is affecting us greatly here in the Pacific Northwest. There's also the political backbiting thrown into the cultural mix. Time in God's Word, prayer and worship are sustaining me and strengthening me and helping me to experience God's peace in the midst of the turmoil. Daily focusing on writing down at least three things that I thank God for is also helpful. What are you doing that is helping you to cope with the times we are living in?
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)

#13, 466-#13,486-

-group texts with my siblings on our youngest brother's birthday
-God's help and wisdom and guidance
-going out for my favorite fish tacos with my guy

-our youngest grandson is one month old today!
-making jam with our two oldest grandkids

-getting caught in a warm summer rainstorm-oh that fresh rain smell!

-periwinkle blue hydrangea blooms
-two gorgeous pottery mugs that I won in a giveaway
-a sweet time of prayer with our church leadership team

-a fun walk around the lake

-God at work in our times of prayer together
-seeing God working when I leave things in His hands

-a Levi's jean jacket in my size for 70% off!
-lunch together outside by the river at our favorite restaurant 

-walking by the river holding hands

-God's help with writing a blog post
-trusting God with hard things

-seeing God give my husband His wisdom 
-lunch with friends
-God's care and provision in our lives

still following,


  1. Masks aren't mandatory here, things are opened up - we are blessed that my husband works from home. The boys finished their college semesters on-line - and they are both grateful that they will be on-campus in classrooms in the Fall! Thankful for God's provision and protection. Congratulations on your precious grandson - and those special times with the ones you love! What beautiful blessings God has given you!

    1. Focusing on God's blessings has been life changing for me-especially in light of the chaos of the current times we're living in.


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