Monday, February 1, 2016

Counting Our Blessings - Link Up

I'm feeling better and am so thankful for the many prayers and comments you left me! It's such an encouragement!  I saw my doctor last week and he is putting me on another round of antibiotics just to make sure it's all taken care of as I was still having pain when he saw me.

I've been resting as needed and my first blessing is...

9.  Naps! I'm so thankful that I can take a nap when I need one. I was feeling guilty for these naps but I don't do that to myself anymore. I listen to my body and I am gentle with myself when I need to be. Having a nap is a huge blessing!

10.  I am doing this wonderful Bible study called "Learning To Love" that Darlene Schacht of the Time Warp Wife has put together for February. It's so wonderful! You can check it out HERE on her blog. She also has a prayer journal that you can buy (totally optional) that goes along with it. Here's the first two pages of the prayer journal that I did

This is the companion book called, "Quieting Your Heart - 30 Day Prayer Journey". You can find this on Amazon and the following is a link to it. I've had so much fun coloring in the pictures and sharing my heart with God through prayer.

11.  I've also been working on my Documented Faith Journal. I haven't done as much as I would like because I haven't felt well enough, but I did add some things to it. I wanted to share them with you

I would like to do a lot more in this book, but I'm doing what I can and putting in the things that really mean a lot to me. :)

12.  Finally, I have been working steadily on my cross stitch. I am enjoying this project so much! I love all the shades of color.

I'm hoping to finish the bear this week! So many thread changes are involved and that's what takes the time. Plus, making sure I count right! lol

What are your blessings this week? Blessings come in all shapes and sizes - the point is to look for them!

Remember, I have a new button, if you'd like to share it. It's on the "Grab My Buttons" page. I hope that you'll share something from your blog that will inspire others or just make them smile!

Blessings - Julie


  1. Dear Julie! I am so thankful God is healing you, and you are feeling better. Bless your dear heart, this has been quite a siege of affliction for you, and I hope it the worst is over, and you can get to feeling all the way better soon. I am praying for you. Your drawings are just so beautiful. You are so talented!! God bless you, sweet friend. :)

  2. Thank you Julie for an uplifting post. I am feeling a bit down.

  3. happy you are feeling better, I am doing that bible study too. I love your faith journal

  4. I love all your pictures...I need to do this :) I have no idea why my picture flipped upside down and how to fix it lol. Have a great day my sweet friend:)


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