136. On the road to the ski-lift!  So glad I’m inside because outside it is soooooooo cold! Right about now I'd like to hibernate for four months or live someplace warm - either plan sounds great to me!

137. Daughter coming over for lunch! Woooooohoooo! She’s usually either working nights in ER or sleeping days. When she is off, I’m at work. It’s often hard for us to get together!

138. Daily mail delivery – even though it is bills and advertising – we do receive special greetings, notes and letters the old fashioned way.

139. E-mail – what a wonderful invention! Keeping in touch with family and friends and subscribing to excellent devotional material is simply a delight and almost taken for granted by now.

140. Facebook - connected to a bunch of long-time -  and new - and blog friends - and oversees family members I haven’t even seen in person for over 40 yrs.

141. Facetime – About 40 years ago, during our student pastorate summer in Edmonton, we were lunch guests at members of the church. Their young son impressed us with his intellectual prowess and his knowledge of computers. He told us that someday we would be able to answer our phone and we would be able to see the other person instantly. We just laughed and laughed at this absurdity – and now it is true! He's laughing now!

142. A date with one of the grandsons with supper at the DQ. Cool!

143. A prayer group where two or three together can talk about the greatness of our God and how marvelously He works in the life of each person and their family. We are one in the bond of love!

144. The group of volunteers who came to decorate our long-term care centre in order to enhance the festive season. May the true meaning of Christmas be evident to all! I'll take some pictures and show you on another post.

145. That the Lord will provide traveling mercies this week to our son as he brings all his belongings up here to move into their rental place on the 29th. 

146. Handel’s HALLELUJAH CHORUS. What an inspired piece that still blesses hearts today!

147. Ears - to hear all the beautiful sounds of Christmas as well as the whispers of love from family and friends and everything in between!

148. My cherry pit pac – much better than the old-fashioned hot water bottle. 2 minutes in the microwave and then its heat is a wonderful relief on a sore back or neck.

149. Candlelight! During the Christmas season I love turning off the lights and just sitting a while in beautiful candlelight.

150. YOU!

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks unto the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks unto the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son


Betty said...

...and YOU! We give thanks for you too. :)
Have a good day Karin!

ellen b. said...

So good to give thanks. Happy you get to have lunch with your daughter, enjoy!

Ginny said...

A week overflowing with thankful abundance!! The DQ date sounds like fun!!

Ann said...

Today, I needed to be reminded to Count my blessings. You just did. Thanks

Bernie said...

Love reading your thankful list Karin, I think we all should write down at least 5 things every night or morning just as a reminder how fortunate we all are....:-)Hugs

Rebecca said...

Rejoicing with you for the many specific and wonderful blessings you are enjoying! (And I really like the song you've written out at the end!)

Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!

Karen said...

Give Thanks! That is a timeless song with an important message. Have a wonderful week.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Dear Karin,

How wonderful to find so many things to be thankful for.

And I am thankful for your lovely comment on my story.


Anonymous said...

I love visiting with you Karin. You are so uplifting! God bless you all.

George said...

Thank you for sharing a wonderful list with us. I'm glad you were able to spend time with your daughter and with your grandson.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous list of blessings and thanksgivings, Karin... I'm so glad your son and family are moving to where you all are... That is so GREAT.

I love the Hallelujah Chorus also... AWESOME...

Glad your daughter came to lunch... I know you enjoyed that.

Glad you are INSIDE during that wicked weather.

Thanks for sharing such wonderful blessings.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Great list again, Karin. You have me curious...about the cherry pit pac. Hmmm.

Lady Dorothy said...

I have a rice pack, but I had never heard of a cherry pit one! Does it have any fragrance? Mine smells like rice. LOL

Anneliese said...

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord! A thankful heart is a blessing to be around.