Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday ~ Count Your Blessings

It's Thankful Thursday and Lynn of Spiritually Unequal Marriage is our host today. She has chosen the theme of "count your blessings".

No matter what I may be going through at this time in my life, I can always stop and focus on the many blessings I have been given. As I'm writing, the words to the song "Count Your Blessings" keeps going through my mind. Count your blessings, name them one by one.

Here are a few of my blessings from this week alone:

  • Cooler temperatures in Phoenix (finally!)
  • A beautiful rainbow yesterday after a bit of rain (OK; sprinkles)
  • A phone call of encouragement and prayer from Pastor Dan
  • Frequent words of encouragement from blogging sister Lisa Shaw
  • Connecting with another new relative from Norway through Facebook (Hilde)
  • A surprise lasagna for dinner made by my mother-in-love Gloria
  • Studying 1 John on Scott's blog Opening His Word Together
  • Precious emails with another blogging sister Debra
  • Reading Forever N Ever N Always and seeing Jill's example of trusting God
  • Looking forward to a get together with Sarah Dawn of Splashin' Glory (Yes, we will find a date that works)
  • Reading comments of encouragement on Heart Choices
  • Denise of Shortybear's Place who faithfully comments words of love
  • Receiving the book "His Princess: Love Letters from your King" as a giveaway winner and already blessed by reading the first few letters
  • Winning a one hour consult with professional organizer Debbie Pendall as a giveaway from Faithful Bloggers
  • Being chosen as a featured blogger on Faithful Bloggers tomorrow. I hope you will check them out.

Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done.

Yes, there are many blessings in my life. I'm so glad I wrote this post today. You can visit other participating blogs this Thankful Thursday or maybe even join in and ...count your blessings.


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17 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

We all have so much to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing yours and thanks for reminding us. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

this was a wonderful list and you have sparked my curiosity on other blogs etc. I will be back later to check them out. Thanks for sharing this. Have a wonderful day. Blessings to you, Debbie

Kim said...

Just beautiful!
Thank you for the priceless reminder to count our blessings!

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Thanks for the reminder. I need to be more disciplined about doing this regularly. Maybe I'll start a week of doing it every morning and see how it affects me.

Donetta said...

Good morning Sunshine. Your vibrant this morning in your thankful heart. Nice to see ...Dennis is going to be getting a hug from me as well al Lisa Shaw very soon for the Florida retreat is at hand. Are you aware of the October 30th meeting at Gooseberry tea house of Phoenix bloggers? I hope to see you there.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

What a beautiful list!

I count you as one of my dearest blessings too Debbie!

You are such a precious Sister to me and I thank God for you in our life!

Hugs and love,
Jill

Warren Baldwin said...

Good gratitude list!

I'm grateful that you were willing to buy a copy of "Roaring Lions, Cracking Rocks ..." It is humbling to have new blog friends buy them. You and Yolanda were the first two. I sent your copy out yesterday.

Thanks!

wb

shopannies said...

while we are cold in illinois I bet you are thankful with cooler temps where you are as well

Saleslady371 said...

So glad you won the book! Amy and I attended a retreat featuring Shari Rose Shepherd in Flag a few years ago. Wonderful book. Love your thankful list!

bp said...

I enjoyed your list! How nice to have a surprise dinner!
Haev a lovely day.

Gracie said...

What a great list. Congrat's on being featured on faithful Bloggers and for your win.I could use a little help organizing!
Gracie

Karen said...

Wonderful list...so many great blessings!

Lori said...

A sweet wonderful list dear friend and congrats on that win!! You are my lucky friend. ;)

Denise said...

You are a sweet blessing in our Fathers heart, love you.

L-Jay said...

Well - you are certainly ONE of my blessings ;)

Pia said...

wonderful blessings, debbie. may God bless you more!

Lynn said...

Hi Debbie,

You are a beautiful woman. I love stopping here to read. I loved your list. I lived in LV for years and October and the cooler weather is a rich blessing most don't understand. I get it. *grin*

I know you are going through much but I see your heart for Jesus in the midst of your struggles.

You inspire me. I am singing the song myself again after reading this on Sunday night. Thank you.

See you again for TT this week. Hugs, Lynn

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