Continuing to count
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16 NIV
#276. A beautiful day of snow falling and white frost covering everything.......breathtaking
#277. A joy filled afternoon cooking Lebanese food with friends for friends—both delicious~
#278. A phone call from a dear friend acknowledging 35 years of caregiving....she was there from the beginning
#279. The anticipation of a trip...to connect with another friend not seen for years
#280. A simple "Love" card from a friend
#281. The phone ringing....."are you all right?" Concern and compassion from one child to another, sister to sister.
#282. Lunch with friends complete with laughter, love and life.....
#283. Thrift stores....and finding a dress and two jackets.....affordable
#284. Valentine's Black Tea..........tasting like chocolate, cherries and joy all at once......
#285. "Thank you's" from others for obedience/love because of replay's on Family Life Today
#286. Facebook to chat with former student in Africa, now an English teacher in a missionary school
#287. Good day for Larry
#288. Bad days for Larry to teach me to trust You
#289. Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe....soft and chewy
#290. Pinterest.....gazing on photographs that are absolutely breath taking
#291. Clean bathroom vanity......ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
#292. Opportunity to share Reliv......new customers...improved health
#293. For Reliv leading to good health
#294. The "Love Came Down" cup to remind me where Love is from....always coming down
#295. Another who shared lessons learned from One Thousand Gifts.....encouragement
#296. Opportunity to love the lonely
#297. Irish Stew......comfort food
#298. Montagues.........with friends........good food........relaxing.......restoring
#299. Computer with color printer......endless possibilities to create for others
#300. Tea cups to bless others with special tea
God's grace is so abundant. He gives in spite of our unfaithfulness, our lack of love and compassion, our arrogance at thinking we can do this alone. The least we can do is acknowledge his grace with thanksgiving.....taking the time to look for it.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
AND you might like to be reminded on this day that because of God's love, "Love did indeed come down" for you and for me.
The act of writing, of sharing the circumstances, the gifts and the graces planned and carried out by my Savior and God brings joy, peace, and contentment to know that He has my life in His hands. My prayer for those who read, who share in what I continue to learn each day, many times through my weakness, is that you will be encouraged to look for God's presence and grace in your life also.