January 5, 2012

All of It

So much to be thankful for.
So much that can be taken for granted.
So much to slow down and consider.

God's Grace.
God's Mercy.
God's Blessings.

All from HIS hand.
What we call *good*
and what we might even call *bad*.

But God's Word calls
everything HE does in our lives
for our Good.
All of it.

It comes from HIM.
Recognizing HIS hand in it all.
It comes from HIM.

All of HIM!

The last time I counted
here on this blog was about
three months ago!
I have logged 75 (this marks 76)
posts numbering my thanks.
I have not forgotten what a blessing
it has been.
I purpose to continue.

By HIS Grace.
For HIS Glory.

For ALL that HE has done!

1516. Walk at the beach ~
Just me and my girl!

1517. The way she chatters on and on

1518. Impromptu game of chess between two
of our children

1519. Christmas decorations

1520. A freshly cleaned yard and lights in the trees

1521. Visible reminders that our Precious Saviour
is the LIGHT of the World!

1522. Hand-me-downs for ME!

1523. That they co-ordinate with my wardrobe

1524. The LORD is in the details!

1525. Emma just after opening her
main gift from us ~
Two homemade robes...one for Emma
and the other for her doll.
(Completed *just in time* the night before ~
I certainly did not plan it that way!)

~ Photo by Calvin ~

1526. Celebrating Advent as a family ~
A wonderful tradition!

~ Photo by Calvin ~

1527. More traditions

1528. Memories and making new ones

1529. Old Betsy (blue) and her
10 years of service (she is now 17!!) ~
for our children to learn on!

1530. God's provision of a
*new to us* five year old van
imported from California.

1531. Hard times that drive us to the LORD

1532. That the LORD is IN the hard times

1533. That HE never leaves us nor forsakes us

1534. Precious Promises

1535. The lessons we learn through our struggles

1536. The lessons the children learn through theirs

1537. The steadying knowledge that our Great God
is absolutely Sovereign and does ALL things well

1538. Blood for our child

1539. The donors who gave it

1540. Prednisone

1541. A reprieve from this disease over Christmas

1542. A conservative and open-minded GP

1543. A conservative and open-minded Naturopathic Physican

1544. Leftovers and meals in the freezer

1545. God's People and their prayers

1546. Blogging friends and their prayers ~
Thank you SO much!

1547. Friendships through this means

1548. God's Goodness to us over and over and over again!

1549. That HE knows how much we can handle ~
And NEVER burdens us with more!

1550. That my lost ring was found! :)

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,


Wanting What I Have said...

:) We all rejoiced when I shared with the fam that your ring was lost and then found! Love reading about all you are thankful for. Hope you have a wonderful end to your week!

Hopes Handcrafts said...

Praise God for all these good (and sometimes hard) things, Camille...
especially finding your ring!

God is so merciful and gracious. I just fall more and more in love with Him every day!


Tami said...

Sweet Camille - your beautiful list of thanks had me SEARCHING for what you were talking about with #1538! I'm sorry I missed your 12/28 post! So glad to know that your son is doing better. Praise the LORD!

Your thanksgivings make me smile, and especially #1531. Oh He IS in the hard times! You are a beautiful example to me about what it is to rest in Him, no matter what, and to praise Him, no matter what.

So much love,

You Can Call Me Jane said...

There is so much to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year, sister:-).

Intentional Living Homestead said...

What a beautiful list. And God's grace...oh how important that is in my life...for without it...don't even want to think...just humbled and thankful.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I need to dig my journal out....I have been VERY lax in finding things worth praising for. Bad.....

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

These words are an encouragement to all who read them. And what a legacy for your children to have the example of a mother who is filled with thanksgiving. I'm sure they will treasure your journal of thanks.
Thanks you for your encouraging posts!

His bondservant said...

I am always so blessed by your thankful lists Camille. I pray you had a precious New Year.

Blessings my friend,

Maryann said...

I so enjoy reading the thankful lists of others, it reminds me of things I need to be thankful for as well. Got my journal and am keeping track of God's many graces in my life.
Got a tickle about the name of your car....we have one called "old blue" an almost twenty year old vovlo
Blessings to you

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

There is joy and blessing and we look for it sometimes.I will try to do that this year and blog it! Hugs!

Patty said...

Oh, the matching robes are so sweet. Doesn't it do the heart good to remember all our blessings. Blessings to you and yours!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

What a treasure your blog is!
I absolutely love reading your wonderful blog and want to give you the Liebster Award! To claim your award go to: http://afarmgirlsview.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-award.html

Camille said...

Dear Jennifer ~ Thank you for rejoicing with me my friend! :)

Dear Julia ~ Yes, indeed...praise HIM in the *hard* times too! HE is worthy! Hang in there my friend. :)

Dear Tami ~ How Precious our Saviour is! Thank you so much for letting me know you were here and for entering into our lives...it's a sweet blessing. :)

Dear Jane ~ Yes, there truly is! Happy New Year to you too! :)

Dear Connie ~ How true! Where would we be without the LORD's Grace?? HE is Wonderful! :)

Dear Cindy ~ We continue to pray for you my friend. Keep your eyes fixed. HE is Faithful! :)

Dear Allison ~ Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement...they are a blessing to my heart. :)

Dear Jackie ~ Thank you my friend. May the LORD bless you all in this New Year as well. :)

Dear Maryann ~ LOL! Here's to *Old Blue* and *Betsy*...faithful servants of our families! :)

Dear Becky ~ How lovely to blog your thanks...may the LORD bless you in the practice of it. :)

Dear Patty ~ Thank you my friend. Yes, it surely does do the heart good to recount our blessings! :)

Dear Allison ~ What a sweet and encouraging note...thank you so much! May the LORD be glorified here. :)

Many Blessings,

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I always love your thankful posts. Keep them coming!

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ Thank you my friend! :)