Thursday, March 13, 2014

401 - 420 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thankfulness

401. Thankful for God's Ultimate Direction.

402. Thankful for God's Protection.

403. Thankful for an unspoken.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

381 - 400 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thanfulness

381. a low snow accumulation for today.

382. Thankful that God is in the moment.

383. Kids are well.

384. Taco Salad.

385. My sister Jeanette's Birthday!

386. Medicine

387. Puff's

388. Cough Drops

389. Inhaler

390. Warm soaks in the tub.

391. Back scratches

392. Bedtime

393. No appointments in a week.

394. Snuggles with my hubs

395. Hearing my boys ask if I am feeling better. So Sweet!

396. Thankful for the body's defenses.

397. Thankful for silly ducks.

398. Excited and Thankful for Katelyn's A+ perfect score on a paper she wrote about the English Language.

399. Freshly painted toe nails.

400. Thoughtfulness


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

361 - 380 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thankfulness

361. The flu that has hit seems short lived.

362. My back is feeling slightly better.

363. The boys were pretty quiet today.

364. We enjoyed a few windows open to let air in and germs out.

365. Thoughts that make me smile.


366. The sound of chattering guinea pigs.

367. Heating pads.

368. Coffee.

369. Text messaging.

370. The sound of Thunder.

371. The gentle sound of rain.

372. The sunshine.

373. The sound of children playing outside.

374. Dreams.

375. Watching Katelyn walk Finnigan outside. Finnigan kept turning around to try and head for the front door. Hysterical.

376. Household help.

377. Stories from childhood.

378. Ducks.

379. The sound of chimes blowing gently in the wind.

380. Ibuprofen

343 - 360 of TWO Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thankfulness

It has been over a week since I have posted . . . Sickness has been in the way. Time to get caught up at least a little!

343. Rest

344. Warmer temperatures

345. Melting Snow

346. Melting Ice

347. The sounds of the birds singing

348. Spring is coming

349. My Helpful Husband

350. My Helpful Daughter!

351. Puffs

352. Fresh Air

353. Online ordering - sure makes things easier

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

337 - 342 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thankfulness

337. Thankful for zero complications with the boy's teeth extractions.

338. Thankful for God's infinite wisdom.

339. Thankful for neck rubs.

340. Blessed in so many ways.

341. Thankful that God handles the hard stuff.

342. Thankful for the Power of Prayer!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

326 - 336 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thankfulness

326. A nice calm day

327. The courage to stand up and say, "I don't think so" when something is not right.

328. My new desk chair . . . it has wheels and rolls nicely on the floor.
 
329. Devotional books

330. Soaks in the tub

331. Watching my boys learn new skills

332. New ideas

333. Cozy blankets on cold winter nights

334. Early bedtimes

335. Giggles at dinner

336. Adventures

Sunday, February 23, 2014

311 - 325 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thankfulness

311. Breath

312. Laughter

313. Unselfishness

314. Good Moods

315. Joy

316. Helpfulness

317. Safety

318. New days

319. Bean soup

320. Challenges

321. The journey

322. Forgiveness

323. Soft heart

324. Tears of love

325. Thankful for even the bad days

Thursday, February 20, 2014

301 - 310 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thankfulness

301. Rain instead of snow

302. Warmer temperatures

303. leftovers

304. completed work project

305. my Sisters

306. sweet conversation

307. honesty

308. courtesy

309. fresh manicure

310. happy happy happy

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

281 - 300 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thankfulness

281. 44 Degree Day!

282. Sweet words from my Randy

283. Evening naps

284. Strength

285. God's Mercy

286. Parenting Podcast

287. Guidance

288. Being a Parent

289. Memories

290. Precious Parents

291. Homemade Pizza by my Katelyn

292. Hair Appointments

293. TV-less evenings

294. God Moments

295. Old Hymns

296. Medication

297. God's Word

298. God's Presence in My Life

299. God's Promises

300. Jesus' Sacrifice for Me
 

 

 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

261 - 280 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

261. Slow Sundays

262. Freedom to Worship

263. Podcasts

264. Pictures from the past

265. Men of God willing to speak of and for Him

266. Active sons

267. Noisy sons

268. Helpful daughter

269. Loving children

270. Thoughtful children

271. For Valentine's Day roses

272. Moments with God

273. Obedience

274. Imagination

275. Snuggles

276. Chit Chat with my hubs

277. Bible stories

278. God's beautiful creations

279. Repentance

280. The senses - how boring this world would be without them.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

253 - 260 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

253. So thankful for God's Tender mercies.

254. Thankful for a calm day.

255. Thankful for the Promises of God.

256. Thankful Emma is feeling better.


257. God's provision.
 
258. Baby snuggles.

259. Thankful for warmer temperatures.

260. Humbleness

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

243 - 252 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

243. Thankful for a warmer forecast in two days!

244. Thankful for happy duck quacks.

245. Thankful for warm blankets on cold feet.

246. Thankful for easy evenings.

247. Blessed with four healthy boys and one healthy daughter.

248. Blessed with a husband that is healthy and works hard.

249. Blessed with furry babe loving.

250. Thankful for my house keeper / cleaning lady.

251. Thankful for my day.

252. Thankful for memories.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

217 - 242 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings / Thankfulness

I have a bit of catch up to do if I am to stay on track for the year . . . so, I asked my boys to help.

217. Long Sunday afternoon naps.

218. Finnigan is inside and not outside where it is cold. (Cameron)

219. Doors that lock - someone tried to come in our front door this afternoon. They (3 of them) thought we were having an Estate Sale. It was next door.

220. Sweetness

221. Daddy is so smart and can fix things. (Cameron)

222. Puppies (EJ)

223. Mom and Dad (EJ)

224. Mommy and Katelyn make great suppers. (EJ)

225. For the lizards (Ryan)

226. A Home to keep us safe and warm. (Cameron)

227. For the dogs, the duck, the fish, guinea pigs and hedgehog. (Cody)

228. Clothes (Cody)

229. Blankets and Beds (Cody)

230. Lego, ipod (Ryan)

231. Desk (Ryan)

232. Daddy has a business so we can have money to get food and stuff. (EJ)

233. Mommy and Daddy (Cody)

234. Warmth from the cold temperatures (Cameron)

235. Humidifiers (Cody, Ryan and EJ)

236. For coats and jackets so we can go outside. (EJ)

237. For water (Cody)

238. For Bedtimes (Mommy)

239. Food (Cody)

240. For God (Cameron)

241. For everybody (Ryan)

242. For Katelyn (EJ)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

211 - 216 of Two Thousand Gifts

211. Snow day

212. Easy and relaxing evenings

213. Nasal dryness relief

214. Sweet little notes

215. Humidifiers

216. Peaceful sleep

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

201 - 210 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

201. a Beautiful day

202. the Beautiful snow
 

203. my Beautiful Daughter

204. my Beautiful Daughter's 21st Birthday

205. trying new things

206. receiving Beautiful Birthday Wishes for my girl

207. answers to prayer

208. family fun

209. safety

210. Miracles

Sunday, February 2, 2014

181 - 200 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

181. Mom and Dad arrived home safely - Praise God!

182. Lil' Sophie is healthy.

183. Accomplishments

184. Silence ~ beautiful once in a while.

185. Nasal saline ~ especially in the winter.

186. Snuggles

187. Silliness

188. Boys working together.

189. Happiness

190. Togetherness

191. Boys excited over new shampoo.

192. Watching my kids grow up.

193. Freedom

194. a Good night's sleep

195. Calmness

196. Peace

197. Prayer

198. Blessings

199. Love

200. Family

Thursday, January 30, 2014

171 - 180 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

171. A wonderful vet.

172. Medicine

173. Rest

174. Spelling Words - even though they make me crazy when my boys don't do them.

175. Chocolate

176. Watching my kids try something new.

177. Change

178. Friendship

179. Prayer notebooks / journals
 
180. Answered Prayer

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

161 - 170 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

Tonight I am reflecting . . . so much we are Blessed with!

161. God's Word

162. Amazing Bible Teachers - Beth Moore, Anne Graham Lotz, Bill Graham, Angie Smith, Max Lucado . . . the list goes on and on.

163. Pod Casts - I love LISTENING to Bible teachers whenever I have a minute or two! Subscribe, download and listen.

164. The Gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ.

165. The Promise of the Second Coming of Christ!

166. The gift of Prayer . . . so amazing to be able to pray anytime and any place! We have a direct line to Heaven!

167. The reminder from a beautiful old hymn - What a day that will be . . . When My Jesus I shall see! When I look upon His face . . . the one who saved me by his grace. When He takes me by the hand and leads me through the promised land . . . what a day glorious day that will be.

168. The God on the mountain is still the God of the valley!

169. God is always right by my side.

170. Worship through song ~ so amazing.

Monday, January 27, 2014

151 - 160 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

151. Homemade Beanie Weenies - my boys love them and they pack good protein from the beans.

152. The boys home schooling in their jammies.

153. Slow easy mornings.

154. Earphones - they are glorious.

155. Listening to my boys work math drills.

156. Compassion


157. A fresh start to the day each morning.

158. Turkey sausage

159. Abeka Academy teachers

160. home baked french fries for an afternoon snack on a cold winter day - the boys love them.

 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

133 - 150 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

133. I am thankful for the lovely temperatures today. Almost 50 on January 26.

134. I am thankful for Podcasts - listened to Ann Graham Lotz this morning.

135. I am blessed with these two: 
They headed off to Winter Jam tonight and had a GREAT time!

136. I am thankful Ryan has a wonderful friend.


137. I am thankful for the safe return of my Katelyn and Ryan.

138. I am Blessed that my Boy loved the concert. He also bought a T-Shirt.
Ryan told me it was VERY cold outside and it FROZE his hair gel.

139. Listening to exciting stories from my oldest son. Spinning drums, loud music, dancing to the music and ear plugs.

140. Once again, I am thankful for our generator. The storm has knocked electricity out in many places.

141. I am Thankful for a sturdy home.

142. Thankful for safety - Coyote spotted across from our house.

143. Thankful for the baseball bats - just in case the Coyote tries to come up to the house.

144. Yummy Hot Coffee . . . fresh ground.

145. For school cancellations in our school district. Even though my kids will be home inside and doing their home school.

146. I am thankful for Abeka Academy online streaming.

147. Albuterol - Katelyn and the other three girls that went tonight had to use their emergency inhalers - the temps are so very cold.

148. I am thankful for Dear Friends that took our kids and brought them home.

149. God moments.

150. Having everyone safe and warm at home.
 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

126 - 132 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

126. Blessed to have found something I needed easily!

127. The Blessing of Safety for my Katelyn.

128. The joy of Bible Markers - love them.

129. Listening to my silly boys.

130. Beautiful and uplifting stories.

131. Baby giggles.


132. Being healthy.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

121 - 125 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

121. Thankful for a "normal" evening at home.

122. Thankful for my oldest son's initiative.

123. Thankful for meatloaf - one of my favorites.

124. Thankful for naps before bed.

125. Thankful for sweet text messages from one of my sons.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

111 - 120 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

My heart is heavy tonight as I count my Gifts/Blessings.

Late this afternoon, I was notified that a Pastor friend from our past, unexpectedly passed away. Although we know He immediately was welcomed into Heaven at his passing, our hearts are so heavy for his wife and six precious children. Would you please pray for Peace, Grace and Rest for the family? Would you pray the gentle and loving arms of Jesus will wrap around them? Thank you so very much.

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Tonight, I am especially thankful.

111. For the Godly teaching of Pastor J.

112. For the Compassion Pastor J had for others

113. For the Passion for the Ministry

114. For the special times we as families had together

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115. Thankful for the loving arms of my husband.

116. Thankful for the ability to talk to God at any time.

117. Thankful for my family.

118. Thankful for the breath of life.

119. Thankful for the Promise of Eternal Life through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

120. Thankful that one day we will see our loved ones that have gone to Heaven before us.

 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

101 - 110 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

Are you keeping up with Gifts and Blessings this year? Oh I hope so . . . Count those Gifts and Blessings!

101. Nasal gel

102. Cough Drops

103. Fresh Drinking Water

104. Indoor toilet

105. Quiet times

106. Income

107. Beautiful snow

108. Sweet words

109. Memories

110. Watching wildlife

Friday, January 17, 2014

91 - 100 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

I am thankful for . . .

91. my snoring dog Emma

92. Advil 

93. Kleenex - although I would rather have Puffs, I am still thankful for Kleenex.

94. a Great Dr's report for my Sis in Law D

95. a lovely lunch with my Katelyn . . . a.k.a. Deet

96. Chicken strips

97. healthy kids

98. a Great Vet appointment for Sophie and Beckett

99. Peace

100. a helpful husband

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Thankful for Uplifting Bible Verses

I am thankful for uplifting Bible Verses!

Psalm 25[a]

Of David.

In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.
I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.
Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.
Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

71 - 80 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

Tonight as the winds gust and make loud noises outside, I am thankful.

71. for a sturdy home

72. for mid week

73. hot showers

74. accomplishments

75. Puff's tissues

76. fresh tube of toothpaste - that no one has squeezed in the middle

77. watching three little Mi-Ki pups play

78. a bacon cheeseburger and TOTs

79. good stories

80. Katelyn says . . . ketchup for the TOTs

Monday, January 13, 2014

61 -70 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

61. a lovely day

62. unseasonal temperature - warmer!

63. Advil for a backache

64. getting a lot accomplished at the office

65. a Yummy gift was delivered

66. a good neck stretch

67. One faucet of my shower is now working. Awaiting on parts for the second.

68. snuggling in jammies

69. night time yawns

70. Beautiful reminders

 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

48 - 60 of Two Thousand Gifts / Blessings

48. Saturday afternoon naps.

49. Finding a missing hedgehog that fell asleep in the hood of a jacket.



50. Tater Tots - yes, they are a gift!

51. a Husband that makes dinner - cheesy potatoes and pulled pork bbq

52. a Happy Duck


53. Listening to a guidance talk by Daddy to our youngest about being a pest to his brothers. Priceless.

54. Words we need to abide by.


55. a good sneeze

56. Learning something new in the Lord. Reading Chasing God by Angie Smith - awesome!

57. Special reminder


58. Color - how boring this world would be without color.

59. a happy family

60. Friendship

Thursday, January 9, 2014

37 - 47 of One Thousand Gifts / Blessings

37. a warmer day

38. a tidy office

39. kids done with school a little early today

40. safety

41. precious sentiments

42. my internet works

43. hair appointments

44. puppy kisses

45. my third son surprised me and washed & dried the dishes

46. warm boots

47. a good night sleep

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

36 - 46 of Two Thousand Gifts/Blessings

36. a smooth day

37. hotspot connections so I can access the internet - internet connection was out

38. vegetable Barley Soup - yummy

39.warmer Temperatures

40. flexible schedules

41. unexpected blessings

42. sweet stories

43. laughter

44. the chime of a grandfather clock

45. happiness

46. smiles

Monday, January 6, 2014

Two Thousand Gifts/Blessings #s 25-35

25. Podcasts of Bible Reading

26. Chasing God - a book by Angie Smith

27. the Safety of family and friends through the Winter Storm

28. My husband - willing to help others

29. The Cayuga ducks lived through the storm

30. Extended time home with the kids

31. Good Blood Glucose numbers

32. Leftovers

33. Warm Fuzzy Socks - but only when my feet are cold

34. Oatmeal raisin cookies - my downfall

35. Common Sense

36. Sleep ins

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Two Thousand Gifts/Blessings 19-24

The snow has begun to fall . . . we have so many blessings . . . it is amazing to think through Gifts and Blessings.

19. Silliness - it is good to be silly from time to time

20. Leftovers - we love leftovers in our home

21. Food Delivery - especially pizza

22. The excitement of a snowstorm.

23. A fireplace to take the chill off.

24. The silence outside during a snowstorm

Friday, January 3, 2014

Two Thousand Gifts/Blessings #'s 6-18

January 3, 2014 - So many Blessings . . .

6. a Warm home

7. a Hard working Husband

8. a Helpful daughter

9. Boys willing to pitch in and help

10. a Beautiful and Loving Mom

11. a Devoted and Loving Dad

12. Sisters that I adore

13. a Brother that provides well for his family

14. Sweet pets that are such a wonderful part of our family

15. Tater Tots

16. a Clean Home

17. Stocked Freezers

18. a Stocked Pantry

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Day One of Two Thousand Gifts - 2014 1-6

Two Thousand Gifts/Blessings for me . . .

1. A Fresh New Year

2. Precious devotional time

3. The Audio Bible - amazing to listen to while busy.


4. Special meals with family

5. Laughing until my sides hurt

6. Sweet and Precious I love yous from my husband and kiddos. (Mom, Dad and sisters too!)