a life of gratitude (446-467)

A piece of my heart this morning

Sometimes you just know that great things are coming.

Instead of focusing on the depth of the valley, take a moment and look toward the mountain top. The journey of getting to that mountain top is where we live life. Whole-heartedly traveling the journey.

A journey that He created just for us. Each a little different – yet interwoven together to create a beautiful masterpiece. Even if we can’t see the whole – we have to know, without a doubt – that His journey and His masterpiece is far better than anything we could create on our own.

Continuing to count all the blessing of this journey…..

446. the Man handling everything as I suffered through an awful stomach bug
447. kids that do exactly what they need to do even when I’m not watching
448. no one else in the house getting the stomach bug
449. a warm shower after sweating out a fever (yucky, I know, but such a blessing)
450. my first project found in pinterest

451. amazing moms planning great Valentine’s Day parties for the homeschool kids
452. donating unused items that, hopefully, someone else can use

453. hard eucharisteo – the Man recognizing that a particular class is causing too much stress and dropping it while we can still be partially reimbursed
454. His Grace
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11

455. having two good night shifts at work despite the Mardi Gras craziness of the city
456. good, family fun Mardi Gras Madness
457. family from out-of-town visiting and parading with us
458. rainy, stormy nights that end with a great memory

459. the youth leading worship
460. Big Sis helping lead worship despite her fears

461. Big Sis having an out-of-town friend come to visit for a few days
462. friendships that are bonded together despite time and location
463. His peace
The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11

464. finding a great spot for Bacchus with lots of fun, family oriented people
465. getting to spend a birthday with a sister-in-law and celebrate in a big way – we had a parade for her 🙂
466. laughter
467. encouragement from a simple post on facebook that reaffirms that we are doing something right

Journey On!!!

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Headed to South Africa; following God's lead!
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3 Responses to a life of gratitude (446-467)

  1. Kelly says:

    yes! the gifts on the journey make it all worthwhile! His steady presence as we climb the mountain- and all these gifts He scatters on the path. pure grace! blessings to you from Uganda!

  2. #452. LOVE LOVE. At our church in the inner city we have a HUGE closet where people from all over our city donate clothes then on Sunday’s after services those needing clothing or baby items can come in and get what they need. Oh my – God blesses my heart every time I’m in there! Blessings for giving to others.

  3. Nacole says:

    beautiful reflections and beautiful list, Amy, *truly*. love husband and children carrying on without you, when you weren’t able. beautiful.

    blessings to you, friend

    ~Nacole

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