Friday, January 18, 2013

When you least expect it

Gosh, it has been a LONG time since I have written anything.
It isn't because nothing has happened. It is just that sometimes life is busy; sometimes I think no one would be interested in what I have to say.
Writing to me can be such a release and also a motivator.
In my journals, I write and contemplate things I am learning-that are not necessarily for anyone but me.
Other times I write because I feel the LORD has taught me something that I want to share to see if will help, inspire, encourage others.
And sometimes I write just to process my thoughts and feelings.

This week I have been in San Jose. I spent three days watching Kellen and Jax while Kristi was at a leadership retreat with her church staff. I always have fun with these little boys and am so grateful that I am close enough to be able to do this. Not only did I have the privilege of being with my grandsons, I had some great times with some great people.

Spent the morning with one of my original Chico gals, Sam Stone, who now lives in San Jose.

Had korean chicken tacos made by Todd.

Shared that meal with my family, the 'girlfriends" and Mary Kay-doesn't get much better than that!

Spent an afternoon with my friend Elaine and the next day we (along with her husband Keith) took our
      grandsons (four of them , all 2 and 4 yrs) to the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose.

Had breakfast and caught up with my friend Ruth.

Had lunch with my dear June-my spiritual mentor of 34+ years.

Bought a new 49ers shirt.

And tomorrow will attend the memorial service of a dear man who was on the Young Life Committee in 
      San Jose for almost 30 years

God has abundantly blessed me and I wasn't even thinking that anything would happen this week.

How often do we miss the things God has blessed us with because we are too busy to notice?

Maybe I was intentionally looking. Maybe I was inspired by my small group on Sunday night and the amazing conversation we had. I was blessed then too as I watched "my girls" care, support and encourage one another.

Maybe it was because on my ride down to San Jose, I was challenged to be thankful and look for the daily blessings.
Whatever it was, right now I sit and marvel of how much God has blessed me this week.

And that's not all. In my quiet times, I began reading Genesis last week. Although I haven't gotten very far, God has blessed me again and again by reminding me of truths I often overlook, shown me new ways to think about things, allowed me to see how far He has taken me and cause me once again to be amazed at how His Word never gets old, and that He wants to reveal more and more of Himself to me on a daily basis.

Its been a fabulous week. Thank you Lord God for showering me with blessings.
What about you?? Stop and just think of how God has blessed you these past 5 days.


1 comment:

  1. amen. katie and i are going through a beautiful book together that is teaching us the importance of doing just this. recognizing the little gifts the Lord gives us each day. oh how gracious He is.