Sunday, April 29, 2012
Hi Spark Friends,
i got to teach Children's Church today--and it was the day that the African children from Light Mission Pentecostal Church who uses our church for their worship were there. I read a book called "Counting Blessings" by Debby Boone. The main idea of the story was that we have lots and lots of things that are blessings and we can count them in many ways. The book went on to share the idea that if we only think about sad and bad things, we will not be happy, but if we spend our time counting our blessings and thinking about those happy things that we will feel happy. Then we will be able to be a blessing to others. It was a great book that suggested that for two weeks you write down every blessing that you have and then spend time rereading them.
This made me think about myself--as it did the children. I gave them paper to draw their blessings on--many drew hearts and listed their family or names in it. A couple listed the church, God, and Jesus on theirs. Another listed freedom. As we talked they came up with all kinds of ideas. We made a list of blessings that started with the letter "R" and had everything from raccoons to roses. We made a list from A to Z of our blessings--which is something i have seen on many of my teams. They were great and the time got right away from us.
I think the two week challenge is a good one and I am going to try and blog my blessings for two weeks and then come back to read them: My family, my church, my dogs my bunny, my fish, our car (It's behaving today!), having money to buy what we need, the luscious tomato I ate for lunch, the pool and fitness center, the sauna, the rain, our home, my computer, Spark People, my son's girlfriend, my reclining chair, my ice bag, popsicles...
This list will grow and it will be fun to add to it.
It's time for me to get away from this computer. We have been invited to my son's apartment to have dinner and meet his girlfriend's parents. This seems pretty important to them--and I am looking forward to it. We're leaving the kids home with their favorite pizza. I'll check in with you all later.
I challenge you to count your blessings along with me.