Monday, February 8, 2021

Weekly Gratitude Journal

No matter how old we are, I believe that if we aren't growing and changing, we are choosing to wither up and die. For over two years my husband and I and our church family have been in the process of some beautiful changes that God is doing as we are growing in maturity and letting God transform us. It hasn't come without a price. Change always involves letting go of our comfort zone. It has even involved some loss-not everyone likes change! It has involved a lot of work. Stagnation is the lazy way to live but change requires movement. In our case it involves leading a church into what God wants us to be. On top of all of that, our family is going through some changes. Change doesn't have to be something bad to be hard. So this mom/nana has wrestled with the coming changes, cried about the coming changes, and to be honest, I have not yet given thanks for all of the coming changes. I'm still a work in progress in that area!
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)

-It's February!
-a sweet visit with my sister
-God's comfort and help
-a walk in the rain

-reading the Sermon on the Mount in the Message Bible
-talking and praying with my friend on the phone
-a beautiful time of worship, prayer and planning with our women's leadership team

-finding four boxes of my favorite plant wax tea lights at Homegoods
-listening to worship and singing with and having good conversation with my granddaughters while driving in the car with them
-a fun time with them at Lake Sacajawea

-eating dinner outside in tents at El Ranchero and them declaring that it was the best food ever

-my husband and I agreeing in prayer together for God's peace to rule in us in these times of change
-God's help when I need His wisdom and strength
-dinner out at our favorite restaurant by the sea

-a walk by the sea


-my husband's love and care for me

-going antiquing with my friend
-listening to encouraging sermons while doing my Saturday cleaning
-yummy homemade soup for dinner on this rainy day

-hugs from my grandsons
-our church family
-our daughters

still following,

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