Confession 285:Blessings

Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your Presence.
Psalm 21:6

 In Sunday school last week, my boys brought home a large picture frame which enclosed a sheet of paper entitled, “Today’s Blessings” and a dry erase marker.  Their instructions were to put the picture frame in their room, somewhere within easy reach, and to write a blessing on the frame each evening with their dry erase marker.

Our boys, especially our 5 year old, LOVE this new night-time ritual!  In fact, the 5 year old has gone so far as to write down (with Mom’s help) each of his daily blessings and to create a book which he intends to illustrate.

My boys’ earnest endeavor to verbalize all of the good things they have in their life has both touched and convicted me.  So often it’s easy to complain, to bemoan, to wish away so much of our daily lives.  But when we truly stop to look, we have blessings in abundance.

And so, I thought I’d start recording Bountiful Blessings each Monday.  It will be a positive reflection on the week before, and a hopeful anticipation of the week to come.  Will you join me as we count our blessings?

Blessings and Peace,

Here are the Bountiful Blessings of my boys this week:

5 Year Old
Playing with my cousins
Playing outside
Playing with friends


7 Year Old
My Teacher
JoJo (the family dog)

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