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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!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Numbers 31 - 35

So many blessings surrounding me.........

31. the scent of cedar wood

32. Jared sliding in soccer and hockey to "make the save"

33. Jacob head-bunting the soccer ball

34. Blake putting smiles on people's faces when he breaks loose on that fiddle

35. a husband who, in public or in private moments, and despite whether I'm happy or grumpy, always tells me he loves me.

I am so blessed.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Numbers 27 - 30

27. pink flowers in my flower bed that come up year after year

28. the sound of a cricket chirping

29. a small breeze moving the morning's fresh air

30. a field full of sun-touched corn tassels

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day By Day (#26)

26. Old hymns, filling us with an awareness of how much our Lord is in control, at all times.

Can I hear an "Amen"?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Food (#21-25)

I am so thankful for food.

I'm really a meat-and-potatoes kind of girl, but I love this time of year when corn and beans and tomatoes and cucumbers and many other fruits and vegetables are vastly available.

And, of course, I'm always thankful for #25. Why put that 2-litre back in the fridge, Wannett? Just set it on the table between us. And bring the LARGE glasses, please.

Father, thank you for:

20. corn on the cob

21. tomatoes

23. popcorn

24. peach yogurt

25. and thank you for that fuzzy, biting, burning sensation as PEPSI hits my throat. Ahhhhhh.........

For what I have already received, O Lord, make me truly thankful.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Peace (#11-20)

....I'm currently experiencing God's peace during some anxious times.

It's a rare thing for me, as I'm usually a fretter.....

....but I sooo enjoy this feeling.

Father, help me to always trust You, as I do now....

....to experience Your peace in times of turmoil.

11. deep sense of God's peace

12. a praying church family

13. cumulus clouds

14. the sound of waves crashing into the shore

15. fiddles

16. wooden crates

17. watching my boys (and my "adopted sons") fishing

18. Susan's gift of a kidney to her friend Rodney

19. colour of the sky in a sunset

20. handmade blankets

For what I have already received, Lord, make me truly thankful.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Being Thankful (#1-10)

I do take things for granted, and I know I shouldn't.

I am becoming more and more aware of the fact that I need to look deeper at what I already have and not give a second thought about what I want or what I think I need.

This is my Gratitude Journal, inspired by A Holy Experience. Ann wants us to be aware of what God has already given us and for us to be truly thankful to our Lord for these gifts.

I will be following the footsteps of a multitude of many who are listing their thankfulness, a process of training themselves to have a heart of gratitude to our Lord and Saviour, Who gives us just what we need.

The goal is 1000. Then I suppose it's 10,000! In a nutshell, all our days should be giving thanks to our Father.

And, so begins my list:

1. three adorable sons

2. two babes in Heaven that I long to hold

3. snapdragons

4. prayer

5. hard-working husband

6. dollar-store eye spectacles

7. Golden Retrievers

8. bluegrass music

9. the smell of lumber

10. fresh water

Lord, for what I have already received, make me truly thankful.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Project Under Construction

This blog's purpose is for me to list my Gratitude to our Lord for what He's already given me.

Please join me in a few more days, as I am currently constructing this new site. I'll invite you to read my list, as well as give consideration to starting your own Gratitude list.

A good way to begin is to start where I did..... please visit Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience. She's delighted to show you how to begin your One Thousand Gifts.

See you soon.