Gratitude Journal and the Book of Job
So I heard somewhere recently how a person should never say that their troubles are akin to the trials of Job, and I agree. I told you all in my last post how I started reading that amazing book and to go along with it I began keeping a Gratitude Journal. Now, in this space of my life I really really need this to keep perspective. I complained and got tears in my eyes and all for my husband today, and asked him the age old question, "When is it bad enough?" Wanna know his answer? "Have you ever thought it was good?" Of course, I have, I'm just not as emotional or vocal at those times. So I keep writing about the little things and find myself in a situation similar to the victim of a disaster picking through the rubble to find something salvageable.
1. unexpected gifts delivered to my classroom by my first born.2. the stillness of the house when its just me and God.3. clear sky full of stars4. daughter's quiet voice singing along with God-songs on the radio5. pink clouds behind barren trees6. quiet voices in the next room7. early morning hugs from princesses8. hearing the soft whisper of His voice even in the little things9. Rob Thomas and White Merlot on the wine aisle10. the silent invitation of a lamp11. the quiet of early morning12. big brother and little sister cuddled13. apple fritters14. garments replaced15. new gallon of milk and a full tummy16. instructions repeated (again)17. a new church growing one person at a time18. watching my husband, the pastor, find his bearings and climb up high19. teenage sons who still kiss mama and daddy good night20. waking up with arms around me21. car to put gas in22. job to go to23. electricity and a portable heater24. reading in context
I guess its not bad enough yet...