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Blessings and Trials

Well it is official. I am a horrible blogger.
Truthfully I haven’t known what to write about. And I didn’t want to write about anything because that wouldn’t be very interesting for anyone who reads this.
Today I want to write about my blessings.
Josh is the biggest blessing God ever given me. He is kind, compassionate, considerate, and even though this separation has been hard, he knows my being in Claude is important. He is so dedicated to the youth in Avoca and I admire him so much for that.
I am so blessed by my family. I am so blessed to be able to spend this time with them. I have gotten to watch my brother play tennis, the babies grow for 4 and 5 pounds to 7 and 8 pounds, and fly kites with Hannah. I’ve been able to go and see my favorite Christian artist Francesca Battistelli with Taylor.  God has blessed me with this special time with my family and I am so grateful.
I am blessed to be strong and healthy.
I am blessed to be able to read my Bible and see wonder and grace in ever verse. Our God is so good. He provides every day.
Sometimes it can be hard to truly trust God and his provision. Every day there are things that happen that make us question or worry. At those moments we may doubt the control that God has. But as the classic song goes,
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done!
When we take the time to recognize the blessings God has already given us, it makes the hard issues at hand a little easier to bear. It helps us to remember how he provides over and over and over again.
Today I would like to encourage you to Count Your Blessings – Give Thanks to God in your trials and he will remind you that you are taken care of. Find at least one minute today to stop and thank God. He wants to hear from you.

Blessings to all of You


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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in gail


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