Blessings

This post is for the “surfer” of this site to proclaim anything, anything at all, that they are thankful for:

 

34 thoughts on “Blessings

  1. A good friend of mine opened up deeply to me about her experience with sexual assault. I am thankful for her trust in me, and I pray that I may be a comforting and strong support for her as she navigates this difficult time in her life.

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  2. This morning I feel very blessed because I feel more stable on my feet. Usually my body is experiencing some type of irregular movement (tremors). Maybe this is what they call a demon in the Bible? I’ve had these tremors for over 25 years, but this morning while doing my Saturday chores felt better than before. I will continue comment on this blessing both good/or bad.

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  3. As I hear of more of my friends being diagnosed with cancer I pray that they can be treated and healed by treatment of meds and especially by Gods healing hands. I am so blessed by good health that I am truly thankful for every day of my life!

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  4. I am thankful for attending my first TOT. It was wonderful conversation and I learned a lot! Also thankful for our Spiritual Growth chair. You are doing an amazing job! 🙂

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  5. Came back from the church council meeting and heard that Jana said the weather is not safe to travel and recommended that we shouldn’t travel to Iowa for her concert, we didn’t go, and the roads became full of snow. It was a good thing to miss….thank you Jana!

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  6. I know that God has blessed me so much. I have a wonderful husband, great children, great grand children, terrific friends, and other family members. I’m blessed to have a job, a home, clothing, food, heat, water, and transportation. I was blessed with two wonderful parents, and I have a loving brother. Couldn’t ask for anything else. Amen

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  7. We were blessed with a sunny Saturday yesterday. Our home overlooks some beautiful farmland, but just before this is a field with all kinds of trash. My Grandson Griffin and I spent 2 fun hours in the sun picking up trash, including an empty trash can, and filled up 4 big containers of trash. We even heard a woman from her deck shouting :”Thank you” across from the field from her deck. It was a fun afternoon, and we woke up to a beautiful view of God’s green earth-trash free. Great day. Thanks, Griffin

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  8. This evening I just downloaded a book from Amazon; 7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life, that was recommended to me from another member. Haven’t read anything yet, but if further blessing occur, I will make a note!

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  9. Our campus was the site of two more hate crimes this past week. I am devastated and am emotionally tired. At times like these it is really easy to overlook the blessings, but I saw them in the students, (some) faculty, and staff. On Friday, over 600 students participated in a peaceful sit-in to demand institutional change from our administration. It is going to be a long road ahead, and it will be extremely difficult, but I have faith that change is coming. That is my blessing.

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  10. This past weekend my cousin and myself drove to Decorah Iowa to visit Jana at Luther College. I feel very blessed to have a cousin who helped me (driver) have a successful trip, plus the outstanding fellows hip we shared (Jana (SFN) and her 3 friends). This was a great opportunity for us older guys (me and my cousin) to “hang out” with a younger generation. Thank You!

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  11. I am thankful for my church family. I appreciate our Spiritual Growth Guy for organizing Theology on Tap and having great discussion topics. I also appreciate Adult Forum on Sunday morning and the discussions we have been having.

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  12. Had a most excellent time with my cousin going to a restaurant and a Milwaukee Brewer game. Even though the Brewers lost the game, the day was still a win with fellowship from my cousin. Good family interaction!

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  13. Getting ready for Mother’s Day has been especially hard for me this year for a variety of reasons. Today is Research Symposium Day so there are no classes and students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to go to presentations which feature this years’ student research. After several wonderful presentations, Pastor Annie took me aside and asked if I wanted to get some tea in town. She knew that I have been having a hard time this week and really wanted to know what was going on. We went to tea, and for the first time in awhile, I was able to talk about some things that have been very painful to me surrounding my mom’s death. I am so thankful for her presence on campus and for her genuine care and concern for me and my peers. Today is a good day. ❤

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  14. I am so grateful for our church and our wonderful church family. I have felt supported and encouraged over the many years that I have been a member. We, at Good Shepherd, have been blessed with wonderful pastors and members who have given much of their time to make a difference in many lives and also with an awesome music program. I have so many special memories of family and church events at Good shepherd that I will always cherish.

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  15. Every Sunday when I leave church I am happy, smiling, and so uplifted. I thank Gd for bringing me to Good Shepherd. Little did I know, over 30 yrs. ago, when I met Barbara Bruesch, that I would become a member of her church. When she passed away, I inherited her pew. Thank You, Barbara! I always tell our children, everything in life happens for a reason–I now know why Barbara entered my life.

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  16. I am working as a camp counselor this summer. We have had two weeks of staff training, which has provided me the opportunity to get to know my co-workers and spend time in nature. I have experienced many moments of stillness and clarity during this time. One particularly striking moment was during a nighttime hike spent in silence. I felt an overwhelming sense of thankfulness for the people who have come into my life and for the experiences that have been made available to me.

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  17. Had a great vacation in the Northwoods with family. Got to spend some time with our Spiritual Growth Guy aka my second favorite uncle. We went on a voyage together just the two of us fishing one night. We had some good conversation underneath a spectacular sunset. I am so grateful for my family! 🙂

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  18. What a night. Tonight I was at Katie’s Cup (7tth street) watching the 4th of July parade, after about a 30 min rain delay, the motorcycles started the parade off. Then, after all the motorcycles past, I witnessed a person standing on the motorcycle sporting a Super Man cape (have never seen anything like that before tonight). Who was this person? Better yet, what was this person trying to say? Was God part of this Super Man display?

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  19. Just got back from going to McDonalds for breakfast following my weekly visit to the Sinnissippi Rose garden. Usually we go to the drive thru, though today there was a HUGE back-up. So instead of polluting the earth with the emissions from the car, I walked in. Not boasting…but what a simple thing to do to help take care of the earth!

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  20. Just got home from the ice cream social. Had a brat., chips, and soda for a few bucks, then ice cream (chocolate) and cake (yellow) for a dessert (provided and made by the congregation). Good entertainment selection – good and moderate. Left a little early, but did see many “new” people. Also saw Bob & Deb making the long journey to the social…but I didn’t make the effort to greet them….next time.

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  21. Just got home from a Brewers vs San Diego baseball game played at Miller Park (Milwaukee). We went out for lunch, watched baseball for a few hours, and shared fellowship with my cousin….it was nice.

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  22. The scriber was doing his daily bible read, and the spreadsheet directed me to Leviticus 16-18. You can go read my synopsis for these verses in bible readings, but my face smiled after reading these verses. Well, the scriber is not a fundamentalist with readings from the Bible, and a person who does not take meanings from the Old Testament, from part of my synopsis….. Beware of any sexual relation with other and/or animals. The Lord says be holy, keep my sabbath, don’t turn to idols. THIS IS LIKE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, No witchcraft, and no tattoos.. An alien should be treated well. Keep all my statues. I just giggle about getting a tattoo, it would be fun to have, but have it for how long? In book of Leviticus, it looks like it might disrespect God? I JUST DON’T KNOW! Though, I do feel blessed that I haven’t scared Gods creation (had a few opportunities (a man thing)) Now if you feel different, please reply and let me know why it’s ok? I’m expecting a few replies NOW, is getting a tattoo a sin? I know everyone sins, …..BUT?

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  23. Today was my first day after I have finished my job for the summer…I worked as an Inclusion Companion the the YMCA Camp Winnebago, where I helped to support kids with special needs and/or behavioral issues participate and enjoy camp. I am very thankful that it is over because it was a hard job (many days I would be slapped in the face, kicked, spit on, etc) and am thankful for the upcoming week of rest before I head back for my final traditional semester of college. AND, I am thankful for all that I have learned this summer. I built relationships with my coworkers and campers, enjoyed the beauty of the camp. I learned that it is okay to change up the game plan of the day to better fit the needs of a camper. And the biggest thing for me this summer, I re-learned how to play….something that I didn’t even know that I had lost…it is a beautiful thing.

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