Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Count Your Blessings

We've added a neat piece to our evening Bible time.  As we're gathered together practicing our hymn of the month, reading a short selection from the Bible (currently a Psalm) and praying, we take time to sing the chorus of Count Your Blessings. 

It's a short chorus, but one of vital importance.  I want my children to count their blessings.  Hey--I want ME to count my blessings.  Negative thought patterns are so easy to fall into.  I want to purposefully spend time before bed thinking positively on the many blessings the Lord has given us. 

After the chorus, we take turns sharing something (or sometimes two or three things) that we are thankful for.  Sydney is even joining in. 

Here are some items mentioned in the last few days...

Fishing with Grandpa in Grouse Creek

A nice house to live in

Playing at the park



A God who loves us
 
Good food to eat

I love it! I love how our kids are learning to be thankful.  And how I'm being reminded how to be thankful. Even on hectic days, we can find things to be thankful for.  

What are some blessings in your life?

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