Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Counting Blessings #86 - 97

86) abundance of green beans (in canner now) and summer squash
87) God's amazing Goodness sought and found, even on days when it seemed nothing was good. This never ceases to amaze me! It reminds me of one of my favorite Bible verses; "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast..." When I need an anchor, I start counting blessings. I find my anchor has more to grip that way.
88) beautiful rainbows and water drops in the sun
89) unexpected windfall of gently used hand me downs for the kids (Thanks Mary!)
90) quiet A.M. and P.M. milkings marking the beginning and ending of the day, creating a rhythm, providing opportunities for thought and prayer
91) doing things I'd never thought I'd do, surprised to find strength and grace I didn't know before
92) Rich Mullins music playing in the background
93) quiet and peaceful Sunday
94) first day of school tomorrow, marking a new season; time to slow down, snuggle, read with kids, learning new skills together, celebrating milestones
95) cool mornings and evenings, snuggling under the blankets again
96) warm days, summer lingering in the air, not quite time to give it up yet
97) staying home more; I love home :)


  1. Lovely. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Reading your blessings always makes me feel better. (I'm thinking this is something I really should start writing down . . . my blessings, I mean. You be a good teacher!)

  2. Beautiful, love reading them as always!

  3. I am bless ed daughter finally went home ,oh I know I sound like a horrible gramma but only if everyone knew how often my daughter stats -i' glad school is starting too thing need to get back to routine before I go crazy-I'm blessed with wonderful beautiful grandchildren but i already have 4 live with me full time-I NEED A LONG REST-[ NOW MY GRANDSON JUST CREEPED UP THE STAIRS AND SAID " DO i HAVE CREAM FOR COFFEE -FOR WHO? NEVER KNEW i had another house guest! ]

  4. the other house guest was my x daughter -in -law--WHAT NEXT