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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

#Blessings

There are times in our lives when we realize we cannot understand what is happening in our world. These are the days we must count our blessings in order to keep from focusing on the unthinkable.

MY BLESSINGS:

Jesus Christ, My Savior
(Without Him how lost I would be)

Family
(Godly parents, wonderful husband, great kids and step-kids)

God's Word
(I love it!)

GRANDKIDS!!!
(Eight little girls, 2 little boys, 1 precious foster grand daughter. I could just kiss them all to pieces!)
(Make that 7 little girls and 1 big girl - she'll be 16 next month!)

My Job
(The very one that stresses me out...)

The Basics
(Food, clean water, shelter -so many don't have them)

My Church
(The BIG one and the little one)

My Cat
(Go ahead. Make fun. She loves me unconditionally)

Sunshine
(I am a Florida girl to the core)

Diet Coke
(I know...it's wrong...but it feels SO right. LOL)

Music
(All kinds. Well - almost all kinds...)

Books
(So many books...so little time)

There are many more. I love the idea of Ann Voskamp's "1000 Blessings" - keeping a gratitude journal and listing 1000 blessings every year. It seems like an overwhelming task, but I remember a hymn from my childhood:

"Count your blessings name them one by one.
Count your blessings see what God has done. 
Count your blessings name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done."

How has God surprised you today?