Praises-


Youngest Son (home for a few days!)


Rainy morning (just like he ordered!)


Forgiveness (I need it on several counts today!)


Eternal Promises  (I need them on ALL COUNTS today)


Friends (I’d sure be in poor shape without these, too)


Brown sugar cookies with maple frosting (I could do without these, but do I want to?)


Classical Christmas music (Yes, well.  It is the 20th of October.  I’m not ready for “Jingle Bells” yet, but I do love Handel and Bach and Vivaldi and Pacheibel and Tchaikovsky.  I feel carried by the majesty and fullness and sweeping music that fills my world.)


Our Church  (These people who gather together to weather the storms of life, celebrate the good things of living, mourn the hard things as well, laugh, cry and pray together.) 


My Family  (I’ve been so blessed with the husband I’ve been given, the parents I was given to, the children that have come to bless our lives, the ladies that share our home, my brothers and sisters and their families.)


This is a season of Grateful Praise


 

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  1. Count your blessings, name them one by one.  Gratefulness … a buffer against depression.

  2. A great reminder to us all to be grateful! Your family and friends are grateful for you, too!

  3. Mary, while in town today I was taken back with all the Christmas stuff hoopla!!!  It’s like they want us to forget all about Thanksgiving.   Thank you so much for your post.  Yes, tis the season to be thankful. 
    P.S.  I’m thankful for you Mary Dear!

  4. Count Your Many Blessings, name them one by one…. This evening I went to Manheim Central High School’s fall musical, Oil City Symphony. The very first song was Count Your Many Blessings, done in four part acapella harmony by the four main characters in the musical. They did two or three verses of it! It was GREAT!!I loved the counting of your blessings in this post. Have a wonderful time with Lem home.

  5. Isn’t it amazing what happens when you start counting all your blessings! It sends those not so thankful thoughts packing! I’m happy that Lem got his rain!

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