Monday, September 21, 2009

Giving Thanks

1 Chronicles 16:8-11
"Oh give thanks to the Lord,
call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples.
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
Speak of all His wonders.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually."
Ann at Holy Experience hosts Multitude Monday where she is counting 1,000 (actually she is past that) gifts that have come from above. Writing lists of things that I am thanking God for is something that I do every morning in my prayer journal and I have found it to be a wonderful way to start the day, I thought it would be fun to join in this counting up of God's blessings online as well as my normal way, adding some pictures and just sharing with you all a few of the ways God is blessing us.
And so my Online list begins:
1. Autumn and everything that comes with it like just picked apples!
2. A sweet daughter and the yummy supper she cooked for us.

3. Cookbooks that were a gift to Mara from Ula our 95 year old friend. The top cookbook (copyright 1965) has been a big inspiration to Mara and made her very interested in cooking.

4. My sweet little sister recently turned 18.

5. God's majesty displayed just a little bit in the things He has made. How awesome are your works Oh God!

6. Diligent workers!

7. A new homemade dishwasher detergent that works and makes the house smell delightfully of peppermint. I am truly loving it!

8. Trees! Tall white birches, evergreens and poplar, I love all kinds of trees! Thank you God for their beauty, their shade and their usefulness!

9. Pictures that make me always smile!

10. Lots of lovely rain today that is so good for our garden.

11. God's love and forgiveness.

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That is just the very beginning of the list.... What are you thankful for?


liz said...

God's love is truly amazing, isn't it?

I was wondering if you wold mind sharing your new dish detergent recipe?

Betsy said...

What a great list, Abbi! I have been reading Ann Voskamp for a couple years now and have been really inspired by her. I had planned on starting a gratitude list as well!

I would love to have that peppermint detergent recipe, if you have time to share it.

Jackie said...

This was a great list! I loved that your daughter cooked supper. She looks pleased with her efforts.

Abbi said...

Thanks everybody for visiting with me!
I have a post planned for Friday that will talk about the different natural cleaners I have been using, including the dish detergent. I will link to Jackie's (comment above) site where I got the recipe.

Sarah said...

loved reading this post! what a beautiful idea! enjoyed reading your blog. i forget how i happened upon it! but it is a blessing. :) i am also looking forward to hearing the dishwasher detergent recipe! :)

Abbi said...

Sarah ~ I am glad to have you join me here! It is encouraging to hear that it blesses others. That is my hope and prayer that with God's help I can encourage others.


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