Count Your Blessings

  • fresh fruits and veggies
  • hiking boots for a long walk
  • Wool socks on cold days
  • Warm sunshine, cool breeze, bird singing
  • funny people
  • the internet and connection with distant friends
  • lazy mornings of quiet time with God
  • answered prayer
  • watching little personal victories in other people’s lives (and my own)
  • a clean house
  • his grin
  • gentle spring rain
  • long drives with my husband
  • warm summer breezes and the sweet songs of birds in the air
  • people who seek God – the bring such encouragement and hope
  • my mom and dad – steady support and backing
  • a day with my girlfriends – lunch, shopping, fun
  • little bits face when she is really excited about something
  • the voice of my sweet boy from the other side of the globe
  • hugs from my beauties
  • gentle rain bringing relief from drought – restoring life
  • quiet mornings with God
  • silly hearts – enjoying life and bringing smiles
  • laughter of friends
  • small heaters on cold spring days
  • voice mail messages of love and song
  • happy birthday text messages
  • beautiful geraniums
  • sweet thoughtful friends
  • balanced books & money to pay bills
  • allergy medicine – no more headache, no more sinus pain
  • God’s blessings – He pours them out on me every day
  • a cart full of beautiful small pink and white roses
  • home-made sloppy joes and salads
  • funny sounding voices on skype – sounds like a mouse
  • a walk with my hero and his dog
  • reminders of God’s awesomeness
  • online sermons – love it that we can have God’s Word preached 24/7
  • quiet time with God’s Word
  • Sunday church – worship, the Word, fellowship, hugs, prayers
  • people serving people out of love for Jesus
  • boys and their toys – tractors and lasers
  • birthday lunches with friends and family
  • beautiful music in a beautiful place

  • riding on a front loader plating potatoes
  • warm sunshine after days of gloom
  • humor – people who make me laugh
  • excitement of a trip with friends
  • my sweet boy who made me a birthday cake
  • the men and women who serve in our military – and their families
  • generosity poured out to others
  • quality entertainment that pleases the Lord – it is getting harder to find
  • how hard my sweet boy works to provide for his family – my hero
  • working with pleasant people
  • helping a friend
  • fixing little bit’s hair
  • a refrigerator full of food
  • the sweet fragrance of blooming trees and bushes
  • back rubs – loosening the knots
  • appreciation expressed to me for the work I do
  • dinner around the table with extra guests
  • green grass
  • planting bulbs – anticipation of beauty from the black dirt I buried them in.
  • answered prayers
  • a new church – new styles of worship – meeting more of the body – one spirit – one faith – one Lord Jesus!

  • baby geese and their watchful parents who allowed us close enough to appreciate them!
  • abundance and blessings – lifting so many thank yous to Jesus
  • my nephew and his guitar
  • the relief after a headache subsides
  • little bit telling me that she’s done extra chores without being asked! (she wanted $ and got some)
  • the look on the engaged one’s face as she excitedly tells her stories
  • monopoly, giggles, and booboo
  • iced tea
  • crafts – and the girls who love them too!

  • my family – hugs, smiles, love
  • singing with brothers and sisters in Christ
  • watching grown men dance for joy for Jesus
  • a 2 minute commute to work
  • dress shopping with lovely young ladies

  • the freedom that comes in trusting God
  • no plans – no running – simple down time at home
  • unexpected phone calls from my sweet boy

  • the sound of the wind blowing through the white pines (Thanks L!)
  • warm showers
  • a (paid for!) clean van
  • a good book and a comfortable chair
  • offers of support and words of encouragement
  • movie night!
  • cheesecake
  • authentic women who willingly share their hearts
  • tears of pain and remembering the love poured out by God
  • humble Godly men
  • perfume – sweet fragrances
  • my job – love the work – love the people
  • dead dusty bugs in my window sill – guess the house isn’t as clean as I’d hoped!  🙂

  • offers of service and help from my Church family
  • coming home to a clean house and tired dog
  • birthday lunches with sisters in Christ
  • comfort knowing God is working when I can’t see it
  • green grass – spring – tree leaves
  • hearing all about China from my sweet boy – LOVE skype
  • watching sisters gross each other out
  • hearing a college age young lady, who had just had her nails and eye brows done (mom in tow to pay for these pampering services), tell her mother, “Great.  Now we need to go get my hair done.”  My eyes caught mom’s eyes and we both had to shake our heads and giggle.
  • having the engaged one show off her cooking skills
  • watching little bit have her eyebrows waxed
  • forgetting that I had my face painted and wondering why so many people are giving me funny looks!
  • spending a weekend with both of my girls – fun times
  • a dad patiently showing a small son how to set a string line
  • the gift of another day – breath, life, opportunity
  • clean cool water to drink

  • Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and THANKFUL.
  • finding a freezer door left wide open before the thaw (did I fail to mention it was the freezer in the garage)
  • the peace of God in the face of no pay
  • laughter over mis-spoken words
  • purple Jesus Is King signs in many yards around town
  • beautiful Christian women in my life – they make me smile – I am so proud of these ladies – who they are & how they follow Jesus!

  • gentle, life giving rain
  • a doctor’s confirmation that we are doing what is best
  • a blessed sweet friend to watch our Mae while we are away
  • unexpected visitors
  • the Sabbath – a day of rest set aside for the Lord

  • having a brother in Christ safely home if only for a short while
  • having the house opened for the first time with the whole house fan running
  • a window to my backyard positioned right over my desk
  • bunny rabbits quietly roaming the yard
  • intercessory prayer for those who are hurting and need God’s peace and comfort
  • talking about Jesus – teaching the Word of God
  • talking with my sweet boy about our dreams and hopes
  • laughter – funny skype images
  • salads
  • warm spring breezes and budding trees
  • a washing machine and dryer – very grateful for them
  • notes of love on my computer

  • quiet time of reading scripture
  • birds songs
  • a husband bringing dinner home
  • electricity
  • a bike ride around town – breathing deep the fresh spring air

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