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Count Your Blessings

November 20, 2012

by V.V. Denman | @vvdenman

Do you ever get so bogged down with living that you forget your blessings?

I do that.

I tend to get caught up in being a good mother-wife-friend-writer-teacher, yet fail to appreciate the miracles around me.

Being BUSY isn’t the same as being blessed.

Then there’s FEAR which prevents me from seeing my blessings.

What if I fail my children? What if I never get published? What if the economy worsens? What if our government falls?

Yeah . . . well . . . so what if those things happen?

Regardless of calamity, my God is in control.

And God has been so very good to me. Besides His Son and His Word, He’s given me COUNTLESS things for which to be thankful.

Here’s a few:

Don, Jessica & Colton, Drew, Dene, Jillian, Janae, good health, my house, cars, food, food, food, clothing, sunshine, clean water, family members, employment, joy, homeschooling, love, green bean casserole, Mom & Dad, Gene & Jackie, Lyndi’s engagement, ball point pens, my grandmother’s quilts, fireplace, chocolaty peanut butter crackers, knockout roses, D’arci & Lance, Marci & Richard, Michelle & Vic, audio books, public library, ball point pens, Windex, care group, good friends, elders, home congregation, Christmas ornaments, gifts, family gatherings, graduation, marriage, forgiveness, counselors, writing, ACFW, NTCW, accountability, critique group, communion, prayer, praise, ministers, textbooks, college, sugar-free chocolate syrup, coffee, internet, my laptop, blogging, pictures, youtube, sleepovers, old blue jeans, baggy sweatshirts, Kathy, Connie, Sudona, toothpaste, TCHE, hugs, curly hair, perfume, exercise, strength, singing, humor, movies, books, books, books, music, David & Sandy, Jill & Russell, Judy & Mark, Dan & Missy, nieces, nephews, cousins, Mitty, carpet, online shopping, bargains, electricity, comedians, chicken fried steak, piano, basketball, football, baptism, education, intelligence, lawn mowers, trash bags, pumpkin pie, construction paper, doctors, hospitals, communication, healthcare, massage, chapstick, mascara, eye glasses, hearing aids, Ibuprofen, cough drops, Mavanee, smiles, laughter, twinkle lights, boots, pansies, pear trees, lakes, lawn chairs, trumpet vines, morning glories, furniture, antiques, mirrors, microwaves, refrigerator, washer & dryer, freedom, free enterprise, pencil sharpeners, curriculum, tutors, grace & mercy, Bible studies, mirrors, pillows, toilet paper, hair gel, radio, public servants, immunizations, antibiotics, mixed nuts, furniture polish, crafts, fine arts . . .

What are some of your blessings this Thanksgiving?

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his faithful love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

3 Comments leave one →
  1. annemateer permalink
    November 20, 2012 7:02 am

    It’s always good to read someone else thankful list because it helps you to remember ones you often forget! Thanks! Hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving. :)

  2. Mary Brawner permalink
    November 20, 2012 8:02 am

    I love this. You encourage me to be better. Mary

    Sent from my iPad

  3. November 25, 2012 7:51 pm

    toilet paper! I guess I’ve always taken that for granted. Shudder. Never want to be without it.

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