Monday, February 28, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 17 & 18

I'm sorry I wasn't feeling good yesterday, so I'm doubling up again today.
I'm grateful for medicine and family to help ease the pain when I'm sick.
I'm grateful for work. Sometimes it seems like theres too much to do. Cleaning, blogging, teaching, Bible reading, craft projects, reading, family stuff, and e-mail. But I'm grateful that I have things to keep me busy. That I'm not so board that I get into trouble. :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 16

       I'm grateful for thank you notes. I was putting a thank you note away and I decided to look over some of the thank you notes that people have sent me over the years for things that I've given them. They are treasures that give me encouragement to keep doing good.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 15

Half way mark!
I'm grateful for neighbors. When you live out in the country like we do, you get to know and trust you neighbors.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 14

I'm grateful for journals. My day doesn't seems complete until I sit down and write down what God did and what happened during the day.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 13

I'm grateful for blogs. There is so much encouragement that I get from reading them.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 12

I'm grateful for hair brushes and hair stuff. Having long hair makes me very grateful that I can not only brush it, braid it, and style it.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 11

I'm grateful for flowers. Roses are my favorite (go figure). They add such beauty and color to life.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 10

I'm grateful for a warm home. There are many places that I've gone and many places that I would like to go, but home is still the place I love the best.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 9

I'm grateful for my hands. God has given me the ability to make all sorts for lovely things. From blankets, to cards, to hats, to baby gowns, to cross stitched nativities.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 8

I'm grateful for a Christian co-op to teach at. I really enjoy teaching and all the people that I get to hang out with.

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 7

The one week mark!
I'm grateful for dreams. God allows me to dream big and then set out on fulfilling those dreams. And those that aren't His will for me to fulfill, He makes it clear and help me to get back on the right track.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 6

I'm grateful to be in a play. Even though sometimes I'm stressed about it, I love acting! God has given me a great gift.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 5

I'm grateful for books. I can sit down and read about anything I want.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 4

I'm grateful for all the ways that I can communicate. I can talk, e-mail, Facebook, call, write, sign, and act out what I'm thinking of feeling. This is a great gift.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Gratefulness Challenge: Day 2 & 3

Sorry that I missed Sunday. So I'm going to do two today.

I'm grateful for the love of my Savior. I couldn't live without Him.

I'm grateful for sunshine. It seemed to go straight to my heart making the whole day seem sunny and lovely.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 1

I'm grateful for family. We have spent a day shopping and enjoying each other. I love them!

Friday, February 11, 2011

30 Day Gratefulness Challenge

      Recently I have been reading a book by Nancy Lee DeMoss called Choosing Gratitude. In this book Nancy challenges women to cultivate grateful hearts.

      This has been a wonderful book for me. I thought I had a grateful heart and a thankful attitude, but when I read this book I realized how much I complain and choose to see things in a bad light. But with God’s help I’m trying to become a more grateful person.
      Instead looking at the negatives in my life I try to look at the positives. When I’m sleepily making breakfast, I thank God for all the food resources that I have and for such a wonderful family that I get to cook for. When I’m getting ready for yet another day of teaching co-op, play practice, and helping out, I thank God that I get to teach and love others and that I get to be in a play.
     But I’ve decided to take this one step further. How would you like to take a challenge with me? For the next thirty days find one thing to be grateful for. Even in those things that seemed to be negatives see if you can find something to be thankful for in them.
     Every day for the next 30 days I will post something that I’m grateful for. Feel free to add your own thoughts and things that you are grateful for.
      Have fun, Rose.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Psalms 90:17 (NIV)
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us-- yes, establish the work of our hands.