Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Counting Our Blessings - Link-Up

It's been a rather tough week for me. I've been sick with diverticulitis (again) and have had some other issues from a new pill the doctor gave me. At least that's what they think is wrong. There is a lot of pain when you have diverticulitis so the doctor gave me a pill that was supposed to help with that pain. I did okay on it for the first day and then had a horrible new pain in the upper left side of my abdomen. I went back to the doctor who said that we would wait one day and then if it was still there, we would do an ultrasound. We're doing an ultrasound. It's always something, isn't it?

Through it all, though, I have to count my blessings or, quite frankly, I would go crazy. I see such a difference in my attitude if I dwell on the bad things that are happening rather than the good. So, with that in mind, lets start counting those blessings!

7.  I've been working on my cross stitch for my son. I've made some good progress, I think. I haven't worked on it as much as I would like but I have had a couple good sessions of getting those stitches in. Here's a pic of how it looks now.

I'm really enjoying doing this piece. I'm having to be diligent with all the thread changes but so far I'm doing good at keeping track.

8.  I worked on my Bible journaling this week, too. Here are two new pages I did in my Bible. The first one is from Isaiah 43:18-19 and I chose to show the river through the desert. This is the Scripture that I'm memorizing right now.

The second page I did is from Psalms 91:4 and I chose to show my favorite bird, the quail, hiding her chick under her wing.

I enjoy doing this so much and love using my art to meditate on God's Word.

I hope your week was full of blessings! Please share your blog post on the link-up. It can be your blessings, something you made or anything you'd like o share. It can be a current post or an older one. Linking is a good way of sharing your blog with others!

Blessings - Julie


  1. oh no, so sorry. praying for you. love that journaling bible, where did you get it.

  2. Oh, dear friend! I am SO sorry you are having diverticulitis. My dear mother had that for years, and my precious husband has it now. He has to be so careful. OH, I know how painful this can be, and my heart goes out to you. I trust God will heal you speedily. My, you are an amazing artist! I LOVE the pictures you draw! I am so thankful you sent me the email today, as I hadn't thought of you in quite a while. Life gets so busy, and I find it hard to keep up with all of the blogs I love to read. I will try my best to download your button and add it to my link-ups page. Thanks for contacting me, and may God bless you and heal you...oh, your cross stitch is so pretty, too!

  3. I, like you have been finding joy in cross stitching. I am thankful I am getting an MRI so we can figure this all out.
    I am praying for you.


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