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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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) We ran away for a few hours on Sun. afternoon w/ the Blessings. We took them to one of our state parks to swim, eat, & walk. It was a beautiful day for it. Deo Gratias! 

2) Yesterday, Matt & I went on another date. We picked up Arby's (because I'd been hankering for some...although the meal wasn't as good as I remembered it to be!) & went to a new-to-us local metro park to eat & hike. Boy was it a hike! We thought we were on the one mile hike, but ended up going two miles w/ a lot of up & down spots! Deo Gratias!

3) During the summer, we have every other week cantor practices instead of weekly choir rehearsals. In addition to our regular Sunday prep, we've also been reading through some new pieces to use when choir starts back up in the fall. There are some beautiful pieces! Deo Gratias! 

4) The Prophet has been enrolled in Seton Homeschool for his freshman year & we received his books yesterday. We're entering new territory w/ high school, but I have no doubt he'll do well. YIKES!!! We've got a high schooler now! Deo Gratias!

5) Matt finally found out that he was also accepted into the Radiology program. After much prayer & thought, he's decided to go w/ Cardiovascular Sonography. I'm so proud of him! Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Congratulations to Matt!

Love #1 and how you "ran away!"

High school!! Wow! Time goes too fast.

Love your blog look!