Monday, July 25, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

There are so many things to thank God for every day but how many times do we complain instead? In my effort to get back into the habit of blogging, I thought I would try this weekly meme on gratitude. These are a few of the things I am thankful for:

  1. the LORD who is my shepherd and watches over me
  2. my Shepherd who is also the Shepherd of my children and loves them more than I do
  3. Holly who is away at camp and quickly becoming a young woman
  4. Gabriel and Hannah who are far away at college but ever so close to my heart
  5. their summer jobs to help pay for college
  6. my husband who works diligently and loves his job
  7. for God's presence with each one of us no matter where we are
  8. a home - a house with a front and back yard
  9. air conditioning to keep us cool in this oppressive heat
  10. an ice maker that we now have after nearly a decade of being without
  11. a washer and dryer - side by side
  12. music to soothe my soul
  13. the opportunity, ability and desire to homeschool my children
  14. a new school year that is about to begin
  15. the privilege of going boldly to the throne of grace
  16. answered prayer
  17. the promises of God
  18. a piano that survived a trip from Romania and four years in storage
  19. forgiveness
  20. God's mercies which are new every morning
What's on your list?


  1. Hi from Ann's "group"! Amen on the air conditioning, the heat has been really crazy here too. Have a great week, stay cool :)


  2. Welcome on board this journey of giving thanks. I'm stopping to say 'hi' from Ann's group, too.

  3. So important to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Reading Anne Voscamp's book now. Haven't seen you around the blogosphere in long time! Fun to "find" you again!