And I wanted to share a few of them with you.
So here are *ten,* simple, everyday blessings which brighten my days and I’m sure will add a bit of fun to yours.
Making nighttime sounds as the sun fades in pink and grays. (Just as long as those critters stay outside the house … am I right? 😉
My sister is quite lovely and preggo-plump with her first born. Earlier this week, while Skyping, she mentioned how badly her back was hurting her. A later chiropractor visit revealed that she was in fact having early contractions. Wow!
3. Baby showers
My mom, a sweet friend, and I are planning my sister’s babyshower. Although I will not be able to attend (she’s thousands of miles away) I love tossing ideas around. Here are some of my most favorite themes:
4. God’s Word
Yesterday morning D and stayed home from church and enjoyed reading the book of James together. It was exactly what we needed to re-connect with each other. My favorite portion was:
This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
5. Downtown Walks
I haven’t been walking as much as normal as it has been quite dripping-with-humidity hot lately. But yesterday I ventured out into the sunshine and loved it. The warm sun felt so nice on my skin and I loved walking pass the capital and people-watching the tourist stretch their legs.
6. Trains and Rivers
I am so very thankful we live next to both! Our little home is located in the older part of Jefferson City — less than a mile away from busy train tracks and the muddy Missouri river. Hearing the sound of a train passing by reminds me so much of my daddy (he worked with trains for much of my childhood years) and I have always lived near a body of water.
7. Worship Hymns
I am *loving* Pandora’s “Hymns 4 Worship” genre. It lifts my heart and adds so much serenity and joy to our little home to have worship music playing in the background.
Oh, and I am l o v i n g JJ Heller’s The Boat Song. So much adorableness.
8. Cheesy, Ranch Hamburgers and Golden Potatos
Need I say anything more than yum?
9. New Friends
Moving to a new city can be a really difficult transition and so I have really appreciated finding kindred spirits out and about this beautiful city. Let’s see, there is this amazing mom of three little girls who is always demonstrating lovely motherhood … something I love observing! (And she brings me milk and veggies in exchange for my watching her fun girls once in awhile! Win!) Then there is the very sweet woman who saw me in church once and then, a few weeks later, noticed me walking down the street. Her love for the Lord is evident and I loved being “dragged” into eating dinner with her and her parents that night. 🙂 Oh, and I can’t forget one certain woman who I love chatting with about birth stories, theology, and gardens.
10. Free Finds!
How can I help being excited when I’m getting free bookcases from generous Craigslisters who are downsizing, moving, or changing their décor? 😉
What blessings have been coming your way lately? I’d love to rejoice with you!