When we’re living our lives with intentional gratitude we’re fixing our eyes upon Jesus and agreeing YES He is good and YES He is faithful and YES He is Lord and YES He is the one who loves us! Gratitude is an expression of faith.
Be joyful: Intentionally look around for measures of joy each day. There is joy in simply being alive and in being redeemed by God. Remember, joy is a choice we make, not a feeling we hope to get from our circumstances. It’s good to look for the good, to celebrate it even in small ways. Doing so is a moment of victory. Lysa TerKeurst
2162. i so love my kids and antonio!
2163. i won again! this time i won 3 months premium account on spotify. if you dont know what spotify is… its kinda a radio station but on your computer, and you can choose what and who you listen to. its awesome! is a great opp to discover new music too, like free chapel and citipointe
2164. secret things happening at school for Rm12’s art exhibition next week…
2165. advice and wisdom
2166. these GF cookies. amazing. instead of using nutella (since we have me and my daughter with nut allergies) i used sweet william choc spread which is dairy and nut free. amazing.
2167. the first of august
2168. we celebrated my MIL 70th birthday earlier in the month at a lovely local restaurant, who catered specially for me, adding to the wonderfulness of the night
2169. new friends
2170. people excited about the Holy Spirit
2171. turkish delight hot chocolate
2172. the coffee club VIP membership
2173. the grace of God
2174. unexpected encouragement. when i preach i’m blest that people who know me know i am a words of affirmation chick and come and encourage me afterwards, but last week, a week after preaching on sunday morning on the parable of the net (and DONT GIVE UP / galatians 6:9) a man whom i didnt know (he comes semi regularly with his wife) came up and said how blown away and inspired and encouraged by what i had shared. so amazed and humbled. feel so incredibly blest to be used by God and very aware of the priv it is to share and speak.
2175. my sons heart. there’s just so something about him.
2176. planning my hubbys 40th. which is over a year away
2177. planning christmas away in the south island. which is creeping up closer
2178. opportunity knocks
2179. good public medical care
2181. psalm 63
2182. podcasts. esp christine caine’s at the moment – she so rocks and is inspiring! she’s speaking at Sista’s Conf this year… think i’ll so have to go to the night stuff!
2183. our own church is having a Conference!!!! excited much!
2184. my daughters 7th birthday. she is delightful
2185. my hubbys birthday the next day. so love that man.
2186. good family together time
2189. four birthdays, four cakes, four songs, four candle blowing out times
2190. progress with the allergist and dietican
2192. school adventures and field trips
2193. google and the easy reach to find information
2194. opportunity – i’m preaching on the 2nd sept (this weekend!)
2195. holistic hair shampoo and conditioner
“Too often I miss Him, oblivious, blind. I don’t see all the good things that He is giving me, gracing me with, brushing my life with. True, He is everywhere, always. Before I thought of Him as further off, not so close. When I started to see all the things that I love bestowed upon me, I started to see Him as near, present, everywhere, showering me with good things. Seeing the things I love all around me gives me eyes to see that I am loved, that He loves me.” Ann Voskamp
so there we go. venturing on in life to 3000 things that i am grateful for…