Monday, March 15, 2021

Weekly Gratitude Post

Here I am posting two weeks worth of gratitude journal entries again. Last week was very busy and full and I just didn't have time to post! Our life has so many changes going on right now-good changes, beautiful changes, hard changes-all happening at once! Our calendars are full, our character is being refined and our comfort is being challenged. I am daily surrendering and submitting everything to God and choosing to trust Him instead of trying to figure out and fix everything on my own. 

Meanwhile, spring is right around the corner. The daffodils, bluebells, snowdrops and muscari are all popping up in my flowerbeds and the flowering trees that line many of the streets in our neighborhood are beginning to bloom. Seasons change and life continually changes and God is worthy to be praised and thanked through it all!

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)
#14, 236-#14,281

-It's March!
-spending the afternoon with two of my little buddies, (grandsons)
-a hug from my daughter
-a beautiful walk around Lake Sacajawea while pushing my youngest grandson in his stroller

-conversation and prayer with a friend
-savoring time with my grandkids before their move
-spring flowers beginning to bloom in my flowerbeds 

-this beautiful day
-a sweet belated birthday outing with my twelve year old granddaughter

-a giant piece of chocolate fudge cake for her free birthday dessert
-an encouraging word to trust God with my kids and grandkids during all these changes

-quiet time with Jesus
-relistening to Sunday's sermon on my walk
-texts full of photos and videos from my kids on their travels

-a slow, lazy morning to recuperate from a head cold
-funny grandkid videos
-my husband watching one of my favorite movies with me even though it's not his favorite! 

-a Saturday afternoon nap
-delicious hot pho soup-just what I needed for my head cold
-God's truth and light shining on my heart

-our church family
-having lunch and a good talk with our son-in-law
-visiting with friends

-a big pot of yummy homemade soup simmering on the stove
-God bringing someone back into our lives that we lost touch with years ago

-more encouraging reconnections
-the joy of painting/creating
-a wonderful evening with the women in our church

-a gloomy morning that gave way to a lovely afternoon
-a beautiful walk around the lake

-spring blooms on the trees

-waking up to the sound of birds in the backyard
-talking to and praying with my granddaughter over the phone, (she's home with strep throat)
-my friend's help, wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration
-my kids all arrived safely in S.C.
-my oldest granddaughter is here and staying with us for a few days

-this beautiful day
-seeing the first blooms of flowering quince
-Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helen's showing off against the blue sky

-a quiet morning spent with Jesus in His Word and writing
-good wisdom from a friend
-a beautiful evening walk

-the beautiful work God is doing in our church
-a restful Sunday afternoon after a full, busy week
-watching a moving with my granddaughter

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