Monday, January 9, 2023

Weekly Gratitude Journal

"Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools."
 Romans 1:21-22 NLT

Honoring and worshiping God for Who He is and giving Him thanks are two pillars that are essential for a stable life, family and civilization.While I've been inconsistent in posting my weekly gratitude journal entries here on my blog in a regular and timely manner, my daily habit of giving God thanks in my gratitude journal has continued. As I've said time and again, there is always something to be thankful for! 

Today I'm very thankful that I can feel my energy levels returning to normal after battling some sort of virus for five weeks! I went on a walk today and was able to walk almost my normal distance. Seriously, I don't think I've ever skipped my regular walking routine for this long since I began walking for exercise 30 plus years ago. It felt so good to be out walking again! Thank you, God!

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)


-this brand new year
-gathering with our church family
-our two oldest grandkids had a safe drive from Kansas City, Mo to their home in South Carolina

-forgiveness asked for and given
-a delicious new cake recipe from the cookbook my daughter gave me for Christmas
-myVisionary Leadership Team's help and encouragement

-God's provision
-decluttering and donating excess belongings
-reviewing notes from last year and being reminded of some things God has done and wants to continue to do in my life

-my five year old grandson is beginning to read!
-finally blogging after a month of being sick
-a good report from tonight's meeting

-a sweet morning of prayer and fasting with the women of our church
-all lab tests came back normal
-finding my granddaughter a mint condition American Girl Molly doll for her fourth birthday

-the full moon peekng through a hole in the clouds on an early morning coffee run
-a really nice Friday Date Day together-the first one that I've felt well enough to really enjoy in weeks!
-our family

-a nice long FaceTime chat with my five year old grandson and three year old granddaughter
-clear direction for this coming week's gathering of the women in our church
-God's peace and presence in our home

-coffee and some quiet time before church
-a powerful message to take to heart
-lunch after church with K and J

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