Labor Day Gratitude

This has been a week of contrasts, as usual. The excitement and joy of my children getting to see their Daddy who had been gone to Colorado on business all week, and the sadness and grief for my friend from childhood who lost her son. We sang Matt Redman’s “Blessed Be Your Name” at church yesterday, and it was so fitting: “You give and take away/You give and take away/My heart will choose to say/Lord, blessed be your name.”  So, on this road that is always marked with times of abundance and times of suffering, I choose to praise Jesus and what He is doing in my life. My list for the week:

  • Lovely, lovely rain
  • sound of the rain on our metal porch roof
  • children wrestling with Daddy
  • grandparent/granchildren outings, even in the sweltering heat (thanks Grandmama and Grandad!)
  • Sonic Slushes in 100 degree weather
  • time to reflect with old friends who have walked a similar path to ours
  • recounting God’s faithfulness over the past 15 months
  • a faithful family choosing to lean on the everlasting arms of Jesus as they walk through the valley of the shadow
  • celebrating Labor Day with my husband who has a job this year!

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  1. Still no job here, but starting to see what God has planned. Keep praying for us!!!

    I had a friend whose baby died of SIDS and they sang “Blessed by your name” at the memorial service. I’ve never been able to sing it the same way since. What amazing words of life in the midst of pain!!!

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