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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Deo Gratias!

 "If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart

Colleen, from her inspiring blog Thoughts on Grace, hosts this wonderful meme each Wednesday. She says, "Deo Gratias is Latin for Thanks be to God. Remembering to give thanks for all of our blessings, big & small, helps us to find God in our everyday moments and gives us an attitude of gratitude!"

Each week, I join Colleen in remembering & sharing the many blessings in my life. This is such a great exercise for me, helping me to focus on the good that truly is happening in my life, no matter how many trials & stresses I may have.
1) Last week, one of the items on Colleen's list had to do w/ Corrie ten Boom's book. Well, what a God-incidence...this past Monday I found a copy of The Hiding Place for 90 cents at a thrift store! Deo Gratias! 

2) I also found a copy of Edgar Allen Poe's short stories & poems for 90 cents! I just LOVE thrift stores! Deo Gratias! 

3) I had my yearly, mandatory TB test done at work & passed. No TB for me. Deo Gratias! 

4) The Blessings & I are doing a poetry unit for school. The first week's topic was about busting cliches. What timing! They were able to share their new-found knowledge w/ Matt when his professor marked one of the cliches on his essay. Deo Gratias! 

5) Ice cream & frozen yogurt...I just love these two treats when the days get hot! Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

I was on retreat this week so did not get a chance to post. I will however put up the post and your link. I love your list, especially #1. Thank you! And I will be sharing about my retreat sometime. Next week maybe. On blogcation!