This rainy, dreary day is a good day to count–and share–my many blessings. I notice a HUGE difference in how life goes when I’ve got a grateful spirit going on (as opposed to the bitter/fearful/discouraged/frustrated/choose-a-negative-adjective spirit I tend to fall prey to pretty easily).
We’ve got some tough stuff going on, but GOD IS GOOD. And his people are so kind. And his provision is sooooo much more obvious when our need is greater.
Here’s what I’m thankful for today:
–the rain. I love it. It smells delicious, and it’s going to make my pitiful garden into something glorious, I just know it.
–my husband. He’s battling his anxiety like a real trouper, leaning on God and clinging to him.
–our girls. They are fun and sweet and entertaining and love people and work hard.
–a growing Camp Fund. Livi has about $130 toward her $300 goal, and Ava is at $98. Ava is doing an AMAZING job of conquering her fears of being away from home for a week and is determined to go.
–anonymous (and not-anonymous) gifts that are just-in-time and just-what-we-need. We have some incredible friends.
–Cambodia. For whatever reason, my heart is burning for that place lately. Like, I wish with every fiber of my being that we could pack it all up and move there immediately. I know we can’t, and I truly want God’s will, so I’ll keep loving and praying for Cambodia from afar.
–friends going on mission adventures that I can live vicariously through. My former 3rd grade student moving to Egypt to be a nanny. My brother-in-law Stew heading to Cambodia for a week with their youth group. John McCollum (Exec. Dir. of Asia’s Hope) and his son Pak going to Cambodia, Thailand, and India for much of the summer.
–knocking some annoying things off my to-do list this morning already.
–our amazing church and our awesome community group and everyone’s beautiful dependence on the Holy Spirit and their devotion to prayer and service.
–Livi’s homemade guacamole.
–green trees & blue sky.
–the girls are excited about our homeschooling adventure.
–our Summer Read-Along that starts tomorrow (it’s not too late to join us!!).
–God’s healing power.
–getting to spend some time with my sis and her kiddos while her hubby’s in Cambodia.
–Gabe getting to spend some time with his dad and brother on Father’s Day.
-my beautiful friend Megan and her BIRTHDAY today. Happy, happy birthday, sweet friend!!
The cool thing is that I could really keep going and going. Thanks, God.
What’s something you’re thankful for today?