Blessings

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

 

84 thoughts on “Blessings

  1. Most excellent this morning. We had 39 people attend the after church service “conversation”. It was announced that we are going to have 2 additional “conversations” soon. Was sitting at a table of early church member (59 years was the most senior, other were 40’s and 50’s). It was discussed how well people get along with others (“like the choir, it seems to be growing”). We were blessed with good conversation and fellowship, can’t wait for our next “talk”.

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  2. Thankful for a wonderful visit from my grandparents and uncle last Sunday. The past couple of weeks have been stressful with exams and projects, so having a break to chat with family brightened my day!

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  3. I had a wonderful day and a half with the scriber and my cousin Donnie. We experienced some great Luther and Decorah places and had many laughs together. I am so thankful that they were able to come out and visit me. This was the last time that the two of them will be here with me, as the next time, I will be in Chicago doing my social work practicum! How time flies! Thankful for family and friends!

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    1. I am thankful for RON and the Hendricksons… For the Muellers and for everyone who lifts each other up at our church.

      I am thankful for Eric Lemonholm, my greatest treasure on this earth-! And for my family and community(s) in which we laugh, cry, learn and grow.

      I’m thankful for warrior friends who fight for justice and equality.

      I’m thankful for truth and self realization which calms my soul like cool waters.

      I’m thankful for music, art and play… And I’m thankful for a place to share all of this. Love you Ron!

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  4. I am thankful for my daughter in CA getting a full time job with great benefits (she has been working 3 “part-time” jobs, together with many occasional, intermittent jobs for the past 3 years – having little time to sleep & eat decent meals). I am thankful for my son being blessed with better health, his 12 year -old son living with his family, & a newer van just as his other transportation was needing many repairs. I am thankful for my youngest child able to afford her latest major car repairs & improving her health. I am thankful for my siblings/nieces/nephews all working together in a loving relationship to take care of our parents during their last several years & now during the dispersal of their estate. I am thankful that at 68, I have my health & am able to care for myself & others. God is Good!!!

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  5. I’m bless with a loving husband, and my children. My friends near and far. I’m blessed to have a job and to work with great teachers.

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  6. I am looking out at our Wisconsin pond, with the sun creating beautiful reflections of the trees in the golden water. Grateful seems an insignificant word when I experience this.
    Hate to close up the cabin at the end of the month. But, the blessing side of this is that we are returning to our friends at Good Shepherd for the winter.

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  7. Thank you God for the many blessings you have given us. I forget how much you share with us. Our families are a blessing, our homes, our health and our jobs. Bless those dear God less fortunate and filled all of us with the Spirit of love and compassion.

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  8. Thank you to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd for the gift of space for Becca’s Closet, a ministry of Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries. Through this ministry about 750 young women have been blessed with formal dresses for prom and homecoming dances this year.

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  9. I am thankful for my family, my pets, and my friends! I’m thankful for the congregation of LCGS, for its wonderful pastor, and for the choir, and choir director! I am thankful for the good people I meet and work with at RPS205! And I am grateful for the beautiful parks of Rockford, where my dogs and I love to walk almost every day!
    “In everything, give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ”
    (I Thessalonians 5)

    My first grade teacher, Mrs. Carter, used to have her class say this prayer every day:
    “Thank you for the world so sweet;
    Thank you for the food we eat;
    Thank you for the birds that sing;
    Thank you, God, for everything!”

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  10. I had a really wonderful day today. For my macro social work practice class, we are doing a project around nonpartisan voter engagement. So I have been getting the opportunity to talk to classes as a whole and my peers individually about the importance of exercising their rights and using their voice. We had early voting on campus today and I was able to talk to many people across the political spectrum. I also had a wonderful conversation with a professor from my first year about a change project I am working on surrounding disability rights and accessibility. In that same conversation, we talked for awhile about life updates as well as queerness, and it was simply wonderful. I am surrounded by incredible minds and beautiful people. I am thankful for today.

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  11. The Spiritual Growth Guy, following the Bible reading spreadsheet, read Acts 1-2. Judas received an award for his wickedness (as per scripture) [Now I could not remember that}. Then the Holy Spirit came on Pentecost allow “all together” the Holy Spirit filled them and allowed them to speak in tongues. NOW I CAN REFER TO HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME.

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  12. I encourage all to take a day trip up to Holy Hill, near Milwaukee Wis. At this catholic bascilica I believe you will feel closer to God than anywhere else on earth. It is especially pretty in the Fall when leaves are turning. I am blessed to have gone up there recently & enjoyed a light lunch in their small cafeteria. Also, did a day bus trip thru RVC to Milwaukee, Wis & seen a German Catholic church in the morning, and then went to Grace Evangelical Lutheran in the afternoon where I learned a good portion of their attendees are younger. Amazing huh? So I am attempting to contact them & maybe make a couple visits during their services to learn what their secret is, and maybe help our congregation to grow.

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  13. Thinking of you, Ron, and thankful for the blessing you are to your family and your community! I have always appreciated the kindness, generosity and welcoming spirit that are You! I also remember your gardening interest and expertise that you’ve shared over the years. May you be blessed by the ‘fruits of the spirit’ today and each day ahead!

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  14. I am thankful that our grandson Porter continues to grow and thrive. He was born in May, nine weeks early, weighing only 2.5 pounds. Now he is such a smiley happy growing baby.

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  15. Had an experience with an oven repair guy this morning to fix a problem with the oven. Baked cookies on 11/2/2018 and the light for the oven couldn’t be turned off. Checked the manuals/internet found nothing, then flipped the breaker to turn off the power. We all thought it was like a “mother board”. The repair guy came, turned on the breaker, pushed a few buttons, and said he was going to run a few tests. Getting ready for his test he opened and closed the lower oven door and noticed that the cookie pan was engaging a switch (whitch I could not see or find from my research). So after repositioning the cookie sheets the light now turns off. Do I feel stupid…..DAAHHHHHHHH 😦 , but blessed with the outcome. (more cookies!…..and prep for turkey in a couple weeks).

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  16. Just got back from Luther College seeing the var1 sity band play. This was Jana’s last (scheduled) concert at Luther. Music was good, and of course I snapped a few pictures. Our experience at Pizza. Hut was 😦 , but we still had a good visit!

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  17. Continued our yearly ritual; making Lefse (Norwegian) bread for our thanksgiving dinner. Five friends gather for about 4 hours which involved cooking, fellowship, and lunch at Arbry’s. It was a good day!

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  18. Thankful for a wonderful time making lefse yesterday with given and chosen family. Looking forward to a day of food, laughter, and family.

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  19. I’m so thankful for my “stocking stuffer” of a breakfast this morning. Gumpy took us all out for our traditional after-Thanksgiving family breakfast. We went and picked out a tree and now we are sitting at the scriber’s house enjoying each other’s company. I am so thankful for my family. They bring me a lot of joy and happiness.

    Oh! And probably the thing I am MOST thankful for: getting a new pen from the scriber. Make a comment down below and you just might receive a WLFSG Pen 2.0! 🙂

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  20. Just reading all of these comments is uplifting! I am thankful for the triune God, and all the blessings the Lord has granted in my life! Also thankful for my cousin who is– The Scribe!

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