Monday, November 5, 2012

Counting My Blessings

I was about 13 when I saw the movie White Christmas for the first time. I fell in love with the beautiful scenery of the north east in winter and the sound of Bing Crosby's voice....well even at 13 it melted my heart! But the two women who sang the "Sisters" song cracked me up. Immediately my sister and I memorized every word of the song and wound randomly break out in song ....much to the hilarity of those who heard our dramatic version.

Another song from that movie had to do with counting your blessings...

When I'm worried and I can't sleep 
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep...
Counting my blessings.

We've had a hiccup in our family tree recently. My father in law has been diagnosed with stage four lymphoma. It's aggressive and in all honesty has us all just a little worried. But giving thanks reminds me that the God who has been sovereign in the past, is still sovereign. The God who has had things under control in the past, is still controlling things today. The God that guided me with yesterdays decisions will guide us in the future. Nothings changed for Him. He's still constant...still very present...still able to make everything beautiful in His time.

So...whatever has you worried...losing sleep over or just contemplating how things should've or could've been, remember to count the blessings of the past and the present and remind yourself that God never changes. He's always the same.


1. Notes of encouragement
2. Frozen meals for hurried days
3. Friends to watch kids while we juggle dr. visits and work
4. A loving church family who cries with us and prays for us
5. Few side effects so far to chemo treatments
6. A great oncologist
7. Kids who roll with the punches
8. Time
9. Hope
10. Family