Monday, January 11, 2021

Weekly Gratitude Post

I know that we are all heavy hearted about the state of affairs of our nation. Giving thanks in all situations doesn't mean that we bury our head in the sand and refuse to see the reality of things as they are. What it does mean, is that we see and acknowledge and give thanks to God for His faithfulness, His blessings and  His care for us even in the midst of difficult circumstances. This helps us to keep focused on Him and reminds us that He is still in control, that He never leaves us or forsakes us and He never lets go of us. 
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)

-a rain free walk after a morning of heavy rains
-a new comfy mattress found on a good sale
-God's help as I prep for an upcoming meeting

-a walk by the river with grandbabies number six and seven

-reminders of God's strength and power from Psalm 71
-our nephew's help 

-a walk by the sea!
-the reminder as I look at God's amazing creation that He is still in control
-finding the very pan I've been looking for for years on the clearance rack for 75% off

-God speaking to me from John 14:1 in the wee hours, "let not your heart be troubled"
-my husband's love for me
-singing to youngest grandson and him trying so hard to make singing noises with me, (he's seven months old) and a hug from his big brother, my oldest grandson, (he's sixteen)

-a talk on the phone with my big sister
-our daughters
-God's help getting a lot of to-dos done

-such an encouraging meeting with the ladies from our church
-hugs from one of the newer ladies, who recently moved to the area. 
as she told me how happy she is to have found our church
-an encouraging word from the Lord through another of the ladies

-the unity and love that God is building in our church
-lunch with our nephew and his family and our youngest daughter and her family
-Sunday afternoon rest

still following,

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