This song played through my mind last week when I'd not yet watched White Christmas, or heard the song on the radio or Pandora. If only...
Count Your Blessings was as popular as Santa Baby this year! Can I call a moratorium on that song? Just me...
I closed worship Sunday with this song. "When I'm worried, and I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep..."
It was a lovely way to end a morning of fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ than to "count our blessings."
Tony and I have been extremely blessed this year. Last Thanksgiving while riding my bike before joining friends for dinner, I had a JOY attack. As I pedaled, waves of joy swelled in my heart. I'd laugh. I'd cry. I'd laugh again.
I had no idea the blessings coming to us this year. A new house with an amazing office for Tony and me. I have the "tower," he has the "dungeon." ;)
We cleared our debt and a friend's.
In the fall I was offered a new 3-book contract from Zondervan that miraculously matched my writing goals. I'm so humbled and honored.
I finally purchased an iMac.
Family and friends flooded in for visits. Friends from New York, our girl Carrie Campbell, Tony's brother and his family, our girl Cassie Campbell visited with a friend. Then my brother came with his wife and kids. And last but not least, my mom came for a very fun week.
I had a fun few days brainstorming with fab writers in Vero Beach.
Through it all, Tony and I have a general feeling of grace and well-being. Despite the economy, despite missed paychecks and other reductions in pay along with our living expenses going up a tad with the new home, we've lacked for nothing.
The Lord blessed in other ways. My writing income is increasing, and while a writers paycheck can be very unstable, this year birthed in my heart a greater reality that God can and will meet our needs.
I'm grateful, blessed, and so honored to be walking this journey with my husband and family, called and loved by Jesus. Honored to walk this with you.
I know, I've turned into a horrible blogger, so thank you for those of you who hang in there with me. I count YOU in my blessings.
So, what blessings are you counting this year? Let's purpose to be grateful and full of JOY.