This is my Gratitude Journal. Follow along to read just a few of my many blessings.
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Numbers 91 - 100

91. The first snowflakes

92. In the pickup, on the way to hockey, with Jon & Jake & Jared.... it's quiet, and I'm in the back seat, looking at their silhouettes from the lights of the dashboard.... I am filled with such awesome love for them. [You too, Blake, even though you weren't there physically... I was thinkin' 'bout ya!]

93. The ability to help a sick dog

94. Orange sweatshirt hand-me-down

95. A surprise sister gift of a hot cappuccino

96. To have a heart and mind full of gratitude, timely reminders from Focus On The Family (aired Nov 22, 2010 - Cultivating Gratitude In Your Family) and Ann Voskamp's A Holy Experience.

97. Windshield wipers

98. Christmas lights

100. The "stir" inside of you when you hear the season's first Christmas songs

Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.
Psalm 84:4

Monday, July 5, 2010

Numbers 81 - 90

81. deep-toned wind chimes

82. Frosted Corn Flakes

83. an art project from youngest's days at kindergarten... a painted mason jar

84. sitting on our deck with my sisters and their families

85. the sound of birds chirping and chattering to one another

86. big green grapevine leaves

87. a fresh breeze

88. clean bed sheets

89. tree tops waving at me as they sway back and forth

90. a little girl and a guitar (video)

To read a devotion on finding something to praise God for, click here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Numbers 71 - 80

71. the dog chasing and barking at fireflies at midnight

72. the second hand on a clock

73. Mama Robin building her nest

74. brand new bright shiny green leaves on the deck's grapevine

75. a deck to sit on and relax

76. visiting with long-time-no-see cousins around an open campfire

77. cucumbers, on a tuna sandwich.... Mmmmm

78. Welch's Grape Juice

79. worship music

80. Ann Voskamp from A Holy Experience. Ann, you are such a blessing. (The Fish Principle)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Numbers 61 - 70

There is a hope that is eternal. It's our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

61. Water to drink

62. Flannel blankets

63. My best friend

64. Morphine and Gravol

65. My wedding ring, a symbol of Jon's commitment to me

66. Elevators

67. A free television in a hospital room, so I can watch those hockey playoff games

68. Responsible children

69. Tim Horton's French Vanilla Cappuccino

70. Praying family and friends

Thank you for your patience while I took a short leave of absence from this blog. It certainly was not because I was not grateful for anything.... in fact, just the opposite. There's been a tremendous number of things that I'm grateful for. And I'm happy to be back to continue to share with you. May God continue to bless you as you count your own blessings.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Numbers 52 - 60

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:12

photo by Michelle

52. sons and "adopted sons" jumping from the Milford Bridge

photos by Michelle

53. beauty arranged by an unknown community volunteer

photo by Michelle

photo by Michelle

54. the sound of teenage boys laughing and giggling in their beds.... when they're supposed to be going to sleep

55. my husband's hands, crease-filled with oils and greases, not afraid of hard work.

56. the approaching dusk at Milford Millpond

photo by Michelle

57. the recycling truck

58. sounds of snapping cedar in the woodstove

59. classical music

60. the smell of a newly lit fire, warming the home

For what we have received, O Lord, make us truly thankful.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Numbers 41 - 51

But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6

41. Katarina, our kitty cat.... cuddled on my lap, purring... just content to sit with me.

42. Seeing some 'meat' on Blake's bones.... his health continues to slowly improve (Thank you, Lord).

43. The freshness of a frost-coated sunny morning.

44. Singing with my sisters and Mom.

45. My accountants, with brains jam-packed of wisdom.

46. Remembering the soldiers from the past, who fought for my freedom.

47. Poppies.... blowing..... between the crosses.... row on row.....

48. Canada, our home and native land....

49. Remembering the soldiers of today, who continue to fight for my freedom.

50. God's Word.

51. A cup of tea.

For what we have received, O Lord, make us truly thankful.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Numbers 36 - 40

I'm thankful this week for the people and the instruments that the Lord gives us for healing.

36. Kind, knowledgeable, full-of-wisdom Doctors and Specialists

37. Caring, compassionate, kind-hearted, sweet Nurses

38. Healing medicines

39. Blood received from a very caring person who took the time to donate

40. I.V. Medication Safety System (for dispensing medications via intravenous)

Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:14
Thankful for the healing that has already begun in Blake!