Monday, January 18, 2021

Weekly Gratitude Post

A year ago this month I went to the beach by myself for three days. I was weary in body, soul and spirit and my husband arranged for me to have a little getaway. God met me there in a very real, personal and significant way. A year later and my husband and I are in the same little rental by the sea for a couple of nights. In this past year, in spite of the pandemic, some difficult losses and the shaking that is going on in our nation, God has done/is doing a deep and beautiful work in us and our church. A year ago I never would have guessed the difficulties that lay ahead of us personally, in our nation or in this world. But, neither would I have guessed that in the midst of it all God would answer some prayers and heart cries that a year ago seemed impossibilities. It is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in my eyes-and I am so very, very, thankful.
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 Holy Spirit who helps me to know how to pray when I don't know 
-a bouquet of tulips from my guy
-offers of help

-God's peace in these tumultuous times
-our trustworthy, honest mechanic
-God's Word that always anchors me

-waking up with an old chorus running through my mind 
-a super helpful customer service rep
-a quiet evening at home together 

-a beautiful spring-like day
-a friend's help
-revisiting a favorite old book

-Friday date day with my guy
-our granddaughter and grandson piling on our bed and singing worship songs with us before bed
-oldest granddaughter watching Jane Eyre with me and then buying the book to read

-God ordering my day in an obvious way
-singing with my grandson
-a young mama and daddy and their son including our grandson in their game of tag at the park

-the love and unity God is bringing in our church
-a safe drive to Cannon Beach
-watching the sun go down together

still following,

1 comment:

  1. He knew what was coming and was faithful to prepare and sustain you. Such a beautiful testimony, Elizabeth!


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