Wednesday, September 8

Count your many blessings, name them one by one...

So, it's not Monday, but I figure it's not too late to take part in Ann Voskamp's Multitude Monday.  Today was just a depressing day... for absolutely no good reason, because my cup overfloweth... However, there are certain days in life that a woman just gets down in the dumps; Today was one of those days.

But then in my hectic day of picking up the kindergartener (half day), feeding 3 littles lunch, attempting naps and succeeding, and then having to wake them up to pick up the second grader, God spoke to me with the kids CD we listened to in the car (that happens a lot!)

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,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

Does it get any clearer than that??!?!

So I determined that I needed to take some time to count my blessings and add to my list of 1000 Blessings...

71. a new home

72. having 3 bedrooms

73. winning a giveaway from Frosted, in the midst of my busy packing week... Delicious cupcakes!!

74. eating out... courtesy of my mother in law

75. help on moving day

76. seeing a black bear at our new house (exciting, but scary)

77. a huge, HUGE yard!!!

78. hanging my clothes out on the line to dry and watching them flap in the mountain breeze

79. standing in awe of God's provision for us every time I look out my windows!!!

80. taking a 4 wheeler ride with my hubby...made me feel young again!

81. my four year old asking for cheesecake for her dessert (just like I did when I was a kid!)

82. enjoying a cup of Stash Tea (I love that the tags on the teabags say "cup of joy")

83. having a firepit in the back yard... campfire and Smore's!!

84. having a pear tree in the backyard (with most delicious pears on it)

85. sweet corn, green beans, watermelon from the farmer's market...SOOO GOOD!!

86. Stars... we have an awesome Creator!

87. mousetraps... removing a "guest" in our kitchen

88. successful 1st day of school for my second grader and kindergartener

89. a working minivan (I never want to take this for granted)

90. lasagna brought by a friend that was ooh soo good!

91. any food cooked on the grill

92. high speed internet

93. my 5 year old vacuuming

94. my 4 year old drying some dishes

95. being a kid with my 2 year old today, even when I did not feel like it

96. having my 2nd grader declare that he "Loves his new school, and wants to go there the rest of his life"

97. music

98. attempting to join a twitter party #inspire4less

99. hugs and kisses from my kids

100. tickle fest with my 2 year old... her laugh is sooo contagious!!

Well, this was my attempt to brush away the cobwebs and count my blessings... I am sure I could go on, but am too tired to think straight!

101. His mercies are new every morning... we are going to make it through another day!!


  1. It's so good to see you here, and this list is wonderful!! You glorified God with a grateful heart and it was a blessing!!:-)

  2. I do the exact same thing when I feel down! I love that song!

  3. Yaye! I didn't even know you HAD a blog, yet I sensed it when you were excited to know I had one, too! Look at us! We have SO MUCH in common. I am LOVING it! See you Sunday. MUCH LOVE to you!!

  4. Hi there! I am your newest follower. I found you from the blog hop. I think it was an old linky so I'm extremely late but here none the less. I love finding new blogs and your is lovely:) You can find me at


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