Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Counting Our Blessings

I've missed the past two weeks of Counting Our Blessings - not because I wasn't blessed but because I just wasn't up to doing any posts during those two weeks.  However, I'M BACK!! I have so many blessings...I may have to either make this a super long post or save some of my blessings for next week.

28.  I'm thankful that I've had some days in the past week where I haven't been so wracked with pain that I couldn't even keep my eyes open. You don't realize how truly blessed you are to feel good until you have pain 24/7. God has been SO good to give me a bit of relief this past week, which brings me to blessing number...

29.  I'm SO very thankful for my praying family and friends.  I know without a doubt that it's the prayers of these wonderful prayer warriors that has made a difference for me. First, it really helps mentally to know that people are praying for you and, second, those prayers work and when you feel the prayers working, it's amazing!  God is so faithful to hear the prayers of so many that are praying!

30. I was able to fix my son's birthday's meals, and for that, I'm very thankful.  We are very short on money so having a special cake and meal was their big thing this year.  To be able to make two cakes and two huge meals in the span of 4 days was truly a blessing.  It would have hurt my Mama's heart not to be able to do this for them.  Thank goodness I could do the meal a little at a time over those 4 days, otherwise I couldn't have done it.

31.  I'm so very, very thankful for my new recliner and my sweet hubby that got it for me.  It has made such a huge difference in my life.  I am sleeping better and because there aren't all these boards and springs poking me everywhere! It has so much more support for my back. 

32.  I'm thankful for my sister who is such a huge prayer warrior and prays for me constantly.  There really is no greater blessing than having a blood sister who is also my sister in Christ.  She is such an encourager and always there to be my confidant.   She is a huge blessing!

33.  For my Bible which has been such a source of comfort and joy.  I can always pick up my Bible and find that the Lord loves and cares for me and walks this road with me.  He holds me up, answers my prayers, and is my Lord. The Word of God is such a wonderful blessing!

34.  For Pandora Radio - http://www.pandoral.com - that allows me to listen to the classic country songs I love on some days and the classic jazz that calms my heart, on other days.  How wonderful it is to hear beautiful music that touches my heart. 

35.  For the Pastors that teach me via the internet and TV.  I can listen to my Pastor, Mark Martin, Greg Laurie, David Jeremiah, John MacArthur, and Charles Stanley all from the comfort of my recliner.  It is such a joy to learn more about the Lord from these wonderful men of God!

36.  For all the dear readers of my blog who have left such encouraging comments and sent me sweet and loving emails.  So many of the times these comments were left on days when I really needed an encouraging word.  It really is a God thing!! You warm my heart and I'm so very thankful for each and every one of you!!

If you want to participate in the Counting Our Blessings, click on the Counting Our Blessings button and it will take you to A Homemakers Heart who started this wonderful weekly time to count our blessings!

Be sure and count your blessings! You'll be amazed at how blessed you truly are!

God bless you - Julie


  1. I always enjoy your blessings posts! I missed last week too. I just feel like sometimes I don't have much to say but that doesn't mean I am not thankful!

    I am so glad you were able to get a new chair and rest better!

  2. What a wonderful list of blessings...so glad you are feeling better and my you continue to get better and better.


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