Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Weekly Gratitude Journal

I always come here and make excuses for when I skip a week of posting my gratitude journal and sometimes I also mention that I hope to get back to writing and blogging a bit more frequently. The truth is, I laid aside some of my writing commitments because my priorities and preferences had to realign in my in real life relationships and responsibilities and ministry, which is a continual process. And boy, am I thankful for God's grace and mercy and patience with me in all of life's processes. I've long said that the most powerful prayer you can pray is, "Lord, change me." When you dare to pray it, He really does take you up on it. And for that, too, I give Him thanks.
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)

-my husband and oldest granddaughter getting to spend some time together
-my back getting better each day
-a sweet meeting with my visionary leadership team

-sweet notes from the ladies at church
-flowers from one of our church families
-Nahum 1:7 - the Lord knows those who trust in Him

-sweet time spent with the Lord
-Shane and Shane's Hymns album
-praying with my husband

-my youngest daughter and grands spending the weekend with us

-the grands being more excited to play with their mama and aunties old toys I've kept than in going to the park
-so many sweet "I love you, Nana"s

-my guy safely home from his trip
-our two middle granddaughters getting to spend the day with us
-their help making tacos for dinner

-beautiful autumn colors
-fun with $2 glow in the dark spiders (a big hit with the 2 and 4 year old grands)
-less pain and easier movement in my back

-a good night's sleep
-a day spent studying God's Word in prep for tomorrow's meeting
-my first walk since my fall (I normally try to walk 3.5 miles five days a week)

-seeing a friend's prayers answered above and beyond all she could ask or think
-my nephew fixing my drippy kitchen faucet
-God's strength in my weakness

-praying with a friend
-some needed down time with my husband
-the beauty of this season

-God's help
-laughing with our family over the fact that our two year old granddaughter 
calls her tights "sock pants"
-Thursday night after Bible study (it's our "Friday night" since Friday is our actual day off)
-foggy Friday morning
-coffee in bed
-a beautiful afternoon out and about together
-encouragement from friends
-our oldest grandson, a star quarterback, broke his fibula in tonight's game. 
(We're thanking God that it's a clean break not requiring surgery.)

-Your care and provision
-our home
-being able to change plans and plane tickets

-P's help to fill in last minute teaching the toddlers
-a powerful word from the Lord
-Sunday afternoon rest

still following,

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