Count Your Blessings


This old hymn written by Johnson Oatman takes me back to revival days. Oatman says it’s impossible to be thankful and grumpy at the same time. I agree. I find that counting blessings is a lot more interesting than counting sheep! This section is dedicated to taking a closer look at the hymn and considering the benefits of counting everyday blessings as well as miraculous blessings.

A Hiker’s Blessing

I love the outdoors. My husband loves it more. He prefers to get his exercise from outside activity – mowing…

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Let’s Go Camping . . . or Not

Who doesn’t like to commune with nature every once in a while? After all, nature offers some of the best…

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The Three Amigos

An unlikely trio united by an unexpected circumstance. The possibility of it ever happening was negligible. Do you ever feel…

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Dancing In The Rain

All eyes turned towards me as we sat around the table eating birthday cake and ice cream. Lucas innocently asked,…

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The Model Of Christianity

Before I joined the ranks of the retired, I was among the 115 million people in the U.S. (2016) who…

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I stopped making resolutions years ago. Instead, I decided to adopt a word or phrase with an accompanying scripture passage….

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