January 25, 2012

Underneath are the Everlasting Arms

Giving Thanks.

A way of thinking.
A way of living.
A way of praising.

God is Good.
All the time.

We often forget when
we are in the midst of trials.
The storms of life.

But, God never changes.
He is always the same.
And He always cares.
Always guides.
Always gives grace.

"And underneath are the everlasting arms..."
~ Deuteronomy 33:27a ~

The list of thanks grows.
Marches on.
Through the storms.
Through the valleys.
On the Mountain.

Through it all
there is J.O.Y.

Never ending.


Because of the LORD ~
Only in HIM can it truly be found.

In an effort to remind
myself of this amazing Truth ~
I purpose to count.
I purpose to number.
I purpose to record.

1551. Tin grins are "in" ~
Calvin is the third of our children to wear braces.

1552. Clean sheets and boys
who know what to do with them :)

1553. First *real* snow (January 14,2012)
and the joy it brings

1554. A system for the wetness

1555. Fraser's love of languages

1556. Hebrew sticky notes...

1557. ...All over the place!

1558. Everywhere! :)

1559. And that I said *yes* ~
At first, to my shame, I didn't

1560. Coffee with cream and sugar!

1561. That the two boxes of
for Christmas are GONE! :)

1562. Pen Pals for Emma

1563. Friendship bracelets ~
One from me and three from her

1564. The way she hums "How Firm A Foundation"
while she works on more bracelets ~

1565. It won't always be like this ~
Capturing the moments!

1566. Bracing breeze at the beach
and how good it feels to have made the effort to go!

1567. Hot chocolate instead of coffee

1568. Listening to our very own composer
do some composing

1569. Unexpected deep clean ~
To find my ring

1570. Getting things DONE!

My journal sits on my counter.

I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.

Would you like to begin?
Just grab a pen and a journal,
set them out on the counter,
and list out your blessings.
Find the joy in the moments ~
As they arrive.

Enjoy the journey!

Many Blessings,

**I'm taking a little bloggy break until
next week ~ if you should choose to leave
a comment it will appear at that time.
Thank you for understanding ~
Happy Weekend! :)


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Camille,

I really enjoy reading your lists every week of what your thankful for/what brings you joy etc ;) :) It's really neat ;) :) Enjoy your bloggy break :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Jill said...

Great post Camille! Wow braces for 3 that must hurt a budget :-) Wishing you a lovely week.


Charis said...

so much to be thankful for! Loved reading your list!

His bondservant said...

Love your list…especially the Hebrew sticky notes. Would love to learn Hebrew myself! Blessings to you my friend.

Tami said...

Wowowow! HEBREW? One of these years, I just might be REAL interested in how you can learn Hebrew while homeschooling! *files this in the back of her brain*
Love all of your list...coming here is a respite and it's just a peaceful place to visit on the internet. Thank you once again for posting such LOVELY praises, friend.


Cinnamon said...

Hope you are enjoying your bloggy break :-)

I love how you captured all the sweet moments in this post. What a blessing to see God's handiwork in your daily life.


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Where do you get sticky notes in Hebrew? That is so cool! Josiah had to have two of his baby teeth pulled this last week to hopefully make it not so bad when he has to have braces. He isn't looking forward to having them, but I'm so grateful we are now in a position where we can afford them when it is time.

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ Thank you my friend. What a blessing to know that the LORD does indeed do all things well! :)

Dear Jill ~ LOL! Thanks for the reminder! Have a wonderful week too. :)

Dear Charis ~ Thank you! Yes, indeed SO much...always! :)

Dear Jackie (Bondservant) ~ I wouldn't know where to begin with Hebrew! LOL! Fraser has certainly enjoyed the series of books that he is using...makes it *fun*. :)

Dear Tami ~ LOL! Please do not ask me how he does it!! There really are AMAZING resources out there that teach whatever your heart desires to learn...what a BLESSING! :)

Dear Cinnamon ~ What a sweet encourager you are my friend...thank you! :)

Dear Jackie (Cheesemakin') ~ Bilingual Books makes a "10 Minutes a Day" series of language books in a variety of languages...here is the link where I tell about them.


I hope you find something you might like for your homeschool. They really are fun books for learning a little of a second language. :)

Many blessings,

Yuri Richardson said...


What a great way to be continually reminded of the blessings YHWH gives us each day! It reminds me of a verse in Eccl.7:27

"Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, [counting] one by one, to find out the account:"

Shalom and thanks for sharing a great way of keeping before us the rich undeserved blessings we receive each day from our God (Elohim).

Shalom In Yahshua (Jesus)

ps (our eldest daughter has braces). Their very expensive here in Bermuda!

Camille said...

Thank you Yuri for your encouragement. It is a blessing to be able to see the LORD's Great Goodness to us in these tangible ways. HE is Wonderful! Braces are very expensive here too. :)