Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gratitude Gifts Today

More reasons to celebrate this weekend!  BBQ's with friends, Sunday worship, summer birthdays, achievements to applaud and beautiful weather to enjoy - life is full indeed!

Today I read a post at Getting Down with Jesus where Jennifer tells about her nephew in hospital and the message she got from God while keeping vigil at his bedside.  Can we really thank and praise Him when it seems all is bleak and He is quiet?  Can we praise Him when we lose our job, a child is lying ill in hospital or we are put in an awkward situation because of our faith?  "This is the day that the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it."


#2681 - #2710

- fresh flowers blooming profusely
- slideshows and reminisces
- technology that helps in amazing ways
- blossoms on pepper plants

- homemade pita chips
- nectarines
- tea with honey and lemon
- laundry folded and put away

- clean sheets on the bed
- incredible sermon message
- chatting with friends
- catching up on news
- morning sun reflected in from a new angle

- knowing just how to help
- vibrant rural communities
- pastors that inspire and act
- watching my Dad with small children

- birthday parties
- singing Happy Birthday and watching them glow
- presents piled high
- little ones watching with excitement

- birthday cakes
- little boys opening gifts
- big boys taking photos
- smooth as glass lake in the evening

- weekly instructions from the pulpiit
- being Christian means having to sacrifice sometimes
- reminders that God walks every step of this journey with me
- seeing Him all around me in the beauty of creation


  1. Family, Friends, Church, Community - the source of so much joy and also support when needed. Your list illustrates this perfectly, Crystal!

  2. I was reminded again that He walks every step of this journey with me too this week - isn't that the best gift ever?! I love that you see so much in all the little details of life. Love you too!

  3. Thanks for the reminder.....my darling hubbie got laid off on Monday for the 2nd time in 9 months. With six kiddos - it's a stress, but I am choosing to be thankful and remember that God will provide. You touched my heart today.