Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Simplicity (Sunday Blessings 53 and a Song)

I've decided to keep it pretty simple today. Before I started the #write31 days challenge, I started a series on this blog called "Sunday Blessings." I have kept a list on my phone because I didn't want to double post on any of the days if at all possible. So today's list is my blessings list up until today. Keeping a list has really made me appreciate the blessings in my life. It is something that my Mom has really taught me; to be thankful for the ways that I have been blessed by God. May you all be blessed as well!

(1) Lunch with my dear friend CT
(2) Going to Beer and Hymns with my friend EG
(3) Spending time with awesome peeps at Beer and Hymns.
(4) Running into my friend MR at Beer and Hymns. (JR, missed you and wish I could've given you a hug in person)
(5) An invitation for supper at my friend CTs
(6) Having CT send two containers of taco soup home with me. Ive got the best friends in the world!!!
(7) Being asked by a seminary classmate and friend to come and talk about the different rosters. I couldn't go so I'm making a video for them.
(8) All my new Bloggy friends from the #write31days challenge.
(9) A simple Happy Friday and Enjoy the Sunshine text from my good friend CT.
(10) Reading the latest People magazine. Fun to catch up every once in awhile; a fun guilty pleasure!
(11) Spending time with my friend KG and other colleagues at our conference meeting
(12) My friend EG texting me and asking my thoughts on a theology question. It's so amazing to me. I've come along way since my seminary days!
(13) Rodeo with my friend EG and her mom
(14) Clothes to try on from my friend EG.
(15) Barn Craft Show and a little Berry Acres fun
(16) Being asked by a seminary classmate to come talk to their call committee about the different rosters. I cannot go so I'm making them a video with the help of our media guy. Thanks so much KD!!
(17) A fun family event at church
(18) A day off from work
(19) Registering our youth and adults for the ELCA Youth Gathering
(20) Western ND LYO--getting to hang with some absolutely beautiful amazing people.
(21) Having supper with Agape
(22) Agape's Rise Up Cd which kept me awake on my drive back to Minot
(23) Awesome Practice Discipleship adult action track with JH!
(24) A sweet thank you note left on my desk
(25) Talking to my BFF JT on the phone. It's been way too long!!
(26) Getting a phone call from EG; having her share how my seminary professor NF has such nice things to say about me.
(27) A great YouthWorkers meeting
(28) Getting real mail from MW
(29) A surprise thank you card and gift
(30) A beautiful Bible verse shared with me by a colleague/friend. It was just what I needed to hear.
(31) A little boy randomly giving me a hug when he got to worship this morning. So sweet!!!
(32) Awesome morning of worship with a very talented young group
(33) My momma (As I blog throughout the month, I have realized even more how blessed I am and am so thankful for our journey to be able to share it with others and walk with them.

I found this image today while getting ready to type and I love it so thought I would share. May we continue to stop the stigma associated with mental illness.


And one last thing, today we were blessed to have in worship the band Heart River Child from Mandan ND. They are a talented group of musicians from Mandan ND. They performed one of my all-time faves this morning so thought I would share their rendition of "I'll Fly Away" with you.
I'll Fly Away--Heart River Child

See you tomorrow my dear readers and friends!

10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful list of gratitude. And what a good idea to actually write them down in your phone.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your list..that is something I do not do, and would love/need to start. I know when I look back and see how God has moved, it always reminds me He is here right now too.

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  3. I've been keeping a gratitude list, as well - love to see when others take the time to notice and write down God's gifts!

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  4. What a great list! I'm kind of inspired to start my own!

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  5. I have an app on my phone where I try to write down what I am grateful for every day. I have gotten out of the habit, so thanks for the reminder!

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  6. Love this. I need to start this practice again.

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  7. What a great list and such an easy practice! Love it! I'll give it a try! Thanks!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your gratitude list and this beautiful rendition of I'll Fly Away!
    Bless you with GREAT JOY on your journey with Jesus!!

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  9. Loved your list! I keep mine in a notebook and just randomly record when I can think about it. Great idea to keep them in your phone.

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  10. What a great list! I am grateful for your #8 as well :) I started the whole 30 days of thankfulness thing that a lot of my friends on Facebook were doing in November last year and I didn't really finish it. My friend Chez is always telling me to try and remember all the little graces that God is pouring into my life. Perhaps I will try doing it again this year, but instead of on Facebook, I'll do a blog thing with it. Hmmm...things to think about :) Love you, friend!

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