Thankfulness that Leads to Peace

It’s been a while since a list was made and while I count them consistently on paper, sometimes I question continuing to list them here.

But Pastor Jim, he talks about peace on Sunday, my word for this year, and he lists suggestions for finding peace in one’s life….

  1.  pray continually
  2. always be grateful
  3. dwell on the positive
  4. read and obey the Word
  5. walk with Jesus through the day
  6. rest in the sovereignty of God

And the practice of counting the gifts and the accountability of listing them here has taught me so much about each of those six points, that I continue again this week.




2597.  two showings scheduled

2598.  a relaxing Monday

2599.  another showing

2600.  Emma’s first night of soccer camp

2601.  back pain relief

2602.  a repeat showing scheduled

2603.  a long sleep

2604.  more rain

2605.  time outside on a beautiful evening

2606.  Deo Gloria at church on a Sunday morning

2607.  Summer Sizzle week

2608.  possession of our new-to-us house

2609.  crazy girls trying out the pool on a 70* evening

2610.  a Haiti-shade of turquoise for the little girls’ room

2611.  Friday

2612.  sunshine

2613.  time with my Jesus

2614.  words of wisdom

2615.  words of encouragement

2616.  sleep (clearly something that has been missing)

2617.  a day to slow down just a little

2618.  hot summer sun

2619.  early Mission mornings

2620.  questions

2621.  a heavy heart

2622.  leaning hard

2623.  sweet ladies who pack the whole first floor while I shuttle kids and go to meetings

2624.  a day to stop before the whirlwind moving weekend

2625.  watching my girls in our pool

2626.  relaxing on the deck

2627.  dinner – with salad! – a welcome change

2628.  moving day – the help of many wonderful people

2629.  screen porch, Monday morning, rain showers, time in the Word

2630.  time with girls – setting work aside for a bit

2631.  God’s mercy pouring over every day

2632.  summer weather

2633.  Sunday rest

2634.  water rushing between trees

2635.  birds calling in early morning

And as we begin a new week with it’s busy schedule and work to be done and so many unknowns, I pray God’s peace would continue to come as we continue to count His endless gifts and reflect on the goodness of His love and mercy.  May you experience that same love as you go through your week.

For His Glory ~

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