Monday, September 28, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

I can't believe that it will be October in three days. It's easy to give into the feeling that we have been robbed of this year and "normal life" by the pandemic, the economic shutdown, the rioting and looting in our cities and the civil contention. I have to purpose to remember all of the good gifts God has given me in the middle of this messy year. We have no guarantee of life returning to the way it was. What we do have is God's promise that He never changes, He never leaves us or forsakes us and He is always faithful.

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)

Thank You, Father God, for-
-a sweet time of prayer
-family dinner
-texts with my oldest grandson

-the first day of autumn

-heart talks
-listening to encouraging podcasts on my walk

-a Venti Starbucks to start the day
-the neighbors ducks, (that look like they are straight out of a Beatrix Potter book), 
running away from their home and hanging out in our yard

-God hears my cries even when it's hard to articulate my prayers

-cleaning the garage
-roses from my guy
-getting lost in a good book

-a relaxing date day together
-sipping hot jasmine tea and eating spicy pad thai on this rainy day
-a husband who takes me to my favorite antique store on our date

-praying along with the Prayer March 2020
-a phone call from my big brother
-pots of cheery green plants by my kitchen sink
-a much needed fun afternoon with a friend

-s sunny Sunday autumn day
-such a good word and prayer time at church today
-our eight grandkids

still following,

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth, I love these posts! As I read through, I am reminded, "Yes! I can thank God for that too!" :)


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