Monday, September 19, 2011

feeling full and still counting...

I made a more conscious effort this week to write down my blessings daily instead of putting it off until today.

Here is my simple list of gifts from God this week:

263. a worship team made up of people from 9 different churches of various denominations.

264.  Worship dancers and flag bearers.

265.  Praising Him as King.

266.  colors and words that captivate the eye and touch the heart.

267.  Celebrating 30 years of Belize being an independent country.

268. Knowing Him as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

269.  Meditating on our fullness in Christ.

270.  Watching Rodwel grow as a speaker.

271.  cool breezes on a rainy day.
272.  Studying about the Mystery who adds fullness to our lives in Colossians 1:25-27
273.  a loyal dog who barks at the garbage collectors and passersby to keep our property secure.
274.  garbage collectors who do their job even in the rain.
275.  quiet days at home.
276.  hot chocolate with cinnamon.
277.  a double feature of Indiana Jones and True Grit in our living room.
278.  praying with Tom
279.  birds who sing rain or shine.
280.  Quiet time with the One in Whom all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found.
281.  a week of sleeping without using a sleep aid.
282.  time in the hair salon enjoying Kriol being spoken.
283.  beginning to understand the joy that grows out of Thankfulness.
284.  text messaging with Nathan
285.  the energy to work.
286.  sharing my freshly baked cinnamon rolls with those who have never had them before.
287.  realizing the need to surrender and let life happen.
288.  Camillah, Angie, Femmy and Moi singing on the worship team for the first time.
289.  Skype with Spencer.

290.  appreciating the lavish blessings that come from the attempt to live a simple life.

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  1. Wonderful things to be grateful for! I love your quote on simplicity. Thanks for dropping by my nook. I'm visiting from Scripture and a Snapshot.

  2. All your photos of worhsip are just rocking! Y'all must have a lot of fun praising God. And shouldn't it be joyful just like that?! I'm grateful today for my first grandchild, born Friday. Mother and child are doing great.

  3. How good to have our eyes open . . . your list is sweet.


  4. I love the quote! Just might have to pin it! :D By the way...would love to swipe one of your buttons to grace my site. Is that ok?

  5. Amen, amen, amen to all your blessings! i feel blessed just reading these! thank you!

  6. Such a wonderful list Alida, and as always your photos bring the words to life!

    Thank you once again for sharing with us!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  7. Such colourful pictures. A great list xx

  8. Anonymous8:51 PM

    How lovely!

    Your list is sweet :)