If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Friday, June 30, 2017

Five Minute Friday and Thank Thursday and Friday Foto Friends



Five Minute Friday is where we are given a prompt and you write for five minutes in your blog and then go here to link up.  Why not join us this week?


This week's prompt:  Blessing

I thought on this word for a bit and one of the things that came into my mind is the old hymn that says "Count Your Blessings,  name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done."  I think this is so important as christians. We can get so busy in life and forget all the wonderful things God has done for us. Little things and great big things. God is always blessing us. The reason I think it's important to remember these blessings is because we can become so wrapped up in the problems of everyday life and easily become very negative. And who wants to be around someone who is very negative all the time?  But if we remember His blessings we tend to be more joyous and positive. I don't know about you, but I much prefer to be around someone who has joy.  So consider count your blessings today and see if you don't find some extra joy.

End of prompt.



 But I want to tell you about this. On most Thursdays I participate in Thankful Thursday. That's where we deliberately try to be thankful. We write some things we are thankful for that week and then link up here. It's so encouraging to do this and then to read what others are thankful for.  I missed out on it yesterday, so I'm going to add mine right here. Rebecca won't mind if I'm late. I know she'd love to have you join her too.



Some things I'm thankful for this week:

-  the beautiful weather we've had and the time to take walks with our dog in the evenings. We've walked about a mile each night this week.  Here are some pictures from those walks.

Shadow walking

Another beautiful evening

Lucy

Beautiful evening

Walking with Lucy


-  time to read about David in my morning devotions this week. I so want to be more like David. God said he was a man after His own heart. I want to be after God's heart too.

-  pictures and videos of my grandson. Since they live so far away I'm so thankful my daughter sends me pics and videos so much. I also love the video chats with them too.

Supposed to be taking a nap (I don't think he looks the least bit sleepy)


-  co-workers who are willing to help me learn the new software system we have at work and never seem to get aggravated at me for asking so many questions.


I'm also linking up with Friday Foto Friends here. where we show pictures from our week.  You can join in there too.

Here are a couple more pictures from my week.







Mexican for lunch with hubby on Sunday after church

Colton eating (or wearing) an ice cream cone.
video


Thank you God for your many blessings.

Cathy

15 comments:

  1. Technology is never greater than when you have a grandbaby that lives away from you.
    I love Lucy's harness - I need to get Bruno one so it'll be easier to help him around with a leash. It may help him feel secure since with his vision gone, he likes touching & feeling things.
    Thanks for linking up with me - dont mind one bit you're a day late. Just happy to have you <3

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    1. It's called a YapWrap and we really like it for our dog. Makes me feel a lot safer walking her around the neighborhood, because she can't slip out of it. Plus it has a handle on her back & you can pick her up like a suitcase if needed.

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  2. That is the same song that came to mind when I heard today's prompt

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    1. You know what they say. Great minds think alike. lol

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  3. I agree, it definitely increases our joy when we stop and count our blessings. Thanks for sharing your photos and your list of blessings too.

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  4. That Colton is just a little doll!! (with or without ice cream). :-)

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    1. Thank you. We kinda like him. :)

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  5. yes, we have so many blessings to count...and it does help to feel better when we take the time to count them. Love your shadow walking and the skies and walking the dog...and Colton is a doll! Praying you'll catch on to the new software system...I totally understand how that goes...so glad I'm retired now and don't have to deal with that anymore. Glad you have good helpers! have a blessed day!

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    1. Yes, I am very blessed with good co-workers. Thank you for visiting Pam.

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  6. Love that hymn, a wonderful reminder to see what God has done in our lives, day by day. Enjoyed your pictures, Colton is precious! He know how to enjoy an ice cream cone!! Hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. Yes Mary, it seems he really does love that ice cream. Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

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  7. We are truly loaded with the benefits and blessings of so many good things from our Father. Your little grandson is cute, especially with the ice cream face. It certainly is a blessing to be able to watch them on the phone when they are far from us.

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  8. Colton is adorable! 💜 Great fotos you're sharing today. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  9. What a great post of wonderful things! We all truly have many blessings to be grateful for if we just look around. The grandson is just too cute!

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