Monday, July 20, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

Giving thanks to God, making the choice to notice some of His blessings in each day, has become an anchor in my life in stormy times. I now have almost eleven years of gratitude journals full of the evidence of God's care and faithfulness in my life. Giving thanks daily has also helped me to resist my natural inclination to try to fix things or people, to take over the control that belongs to God alone, because I have the written evidence of how He has repeatedly taken care of situations, circumstances and people that I have surrendered to His care. Gratitude has, indeed become center in my life of faith, and it has, indeed, been life changing. And for that, I give God thanks.

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)

-God's peace within
-taxes all done for another year!
-a little green hummingbird flitting around the wildflowers on my walk today

-God's continual help in my areas of weakness
-such a fun afternoon at the river with my grandgirlies
-these hot summer days

-time at the cabin with the grandkids to look forward to
-our neighborhood park's shady walking path on hot days
-this album that I love! 

-wispy cirrus clouds in a blue, blue sky
-facetiming with our vacationing grandkids
-praying God's Word together

-God's encouragement from Psalm 40
-lunch with my sister, brother-in-law and nephew at one of our favorite restaurants
 outside by the river
-youngest grandson's first big smile at his six year old brother who adores him

-fresh fish and crab caught by the guys from our church
-God's sweet companionship
-God's help writing this post

-God at work in us and our church
-lunch with our kids
-sitting outside on the patio in the cool of the evening and eating fresh crab with my guy
-an offering from our church for my sponsored girl's family's medical needs

still following,

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