Monday, April 11, 2022

Weekly Gratitude Journal

I'm going to have to quit apologizing for my long absences from this blog and making false promises to myself and any readers who may still pop in here to be more consistent. It's been three weeks since I last posted. Our daughter from South Carolina and two youngest grandsons were here for a week. We went to the cabin on the Umpqua River for a week. Ministry life is full and busy. So, it is what it is. I'll show up here when I can!

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)


-two more spring cleaning projects done
-a nice long phone chat with my oldest granddaughter
-trees in bloom

-a beautiful morning
-Ann Voskamp's Waymaker book

-our fluffy, clean pup after her first trip to the groomers

-more spring cleaning tasks done
-God's "hesed" lovingkindness (attachment love)
-the video of our grandson opening his new red crocs that Papa bought him
-good reports from a new growth group

-God's protection over our youngest grandson from what could have been a life threatening fall
-texts with my oldest grandson
-spending time with my oldest daughter and granddaughters

-a sweet slow morning quiet time soaking in God's Word and presence
-a day of rest together
-Holy Spirit insights from His Word

-getting a long procrastinated project done
-a sweet time of tea, conversation and prayer with two of our young married mamas from church
-a stormy, rainy morning that gave way to a beautiful evening and sunset

-it's the first day of spring!
-our South Carolina daughter and her two youngest boys are here for a week!
-my grandsons' snuggles
-our dog trainer and her mama coming to church
-baking cookies with my grandson
-my great nephew coming over to play with my grandson

-a second surgery on our oldest grandson's ankle went well
-a FaceTime chat with my granddaughter
-God's faithful provision and watchful care for us
-singing songs with our youngest grandson

-my friend did not get sick when I accidentally gave her something with gluten in it!
-another beautiful growth group gathering
-yummy leftovers from yesterday so I don't have to cook today
-a sunny afternoon to enjoy a walk to the park with my daughter and grandsons

-fro-yo for an after dinner treat

-tender moments with Jesus before the chaos of the day begins
-accompaning my daughter on a drive to a job site and getting to have some lunch and a wee bit of shopping together also
-help with our puppy's tummy issues

-the weekly prayer points with scriptures that are prepared for the women of our church by a member of my Visionary Leadership Team
-another sunny afternoon at the park
-a family favorite for dinner

-relinquishing a job at the church that I've been doing for years to someone else
-taking my grandson and the dog on a walk
-our daughter treating us to dinner out

-our oldest daughter-today's her birthday!
-this precious time with our daughter and grandsons
-a clean house

-powerful worship, Word and prayer time
-a safe drive to the cabin

-the flowering quince beside the cabin all abloom

-our grandson's ankle is healing
-our oldest granddaughter got to see her family for spring break
-a slow morning at the cabin
-a walk by the sea

-dinner with my sister and brother-in-law

-a lazy day at the cabin
-my friend calling to pray with me
-homemade soup for dinner

-these mornings at the cabin of heart talks with God and time in the Word
-lunch at Bridgewater
-a gorgeous sunny afternoon to walk at Heceta Beach

-a phone call from our oldest grandson

-foggy mornings on the river that give way to sunny afternoons
-a sweet lazy morning together
-another beautiful beach walk

-a huge beautiful golden colored hawk perched on a post
- a safe drive home
-our pup grew some more while we were gone!

-God's provision

-phone chats with my oldest sister and brother
-facetime calls with my east coast grandkids
-my husband sharing things God is speaking to him
-taco salad with fresh guacamole

-some timely reminders
-powerful presence of God
-new faces at church
-lunch with may sister, brother-in-law, nephew and his family

-our son-in-law-it's his birthday today!
-a visit from my sister
-help with some house projects

-taking my brother for a medical test that came back all clear!
-a break in the rain for my walk
-homemade beef stroganoff!

-this stunningly beautiful warm spring day
-two great-great nieces born in one week!
-a fun afternoon with my daughter and granddaughters

-finally getting our taxes done
-God's faithful provision
-so warm and sunny today!

-youngest daughter's in-laws safely arrived on their cross country drive to our daughter's house
-my husband's help with a project
-words of love from my guy

-new mercies for each new day
-Psalm 25 and 103
-a new lemon-y candle

-a kind offer of help
-lunch with my guy
-a bit of shopping with a friend

still following,

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