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.

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
WHAT’S YOUR WORD?

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

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS

“You are the most of every situation.” I laughed when I read the fortune. Indeed I had been “the most” ...

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MY FAVORITE THINGS

The mellow sound of a cello accompanied by a soft piano, the taste of my husband’s perfectly seasoned smoked ribs, ...

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THANKFUL THURSDAY

Next Thursday we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day taking time out to remember blessings from the good Lord throughout the ...

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PEDALS, PIPES, AND PISTONS

Every Sunday I am blessed to sit on an organ bench and join the worship leader and accompanists to glorify, ...

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PUT ON YOUR KINDNESS NECKLACE (BY GUEST DEBORA COTY)

I could not believe my eyes. My friend Glenna had posted a simple statement on her own Facebook wall about how ...

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FURRY BLESSINGS

Happy woofs! Did you know that National Dog Day was celebrated on August 26? I love that! We’ve had some ...

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HOOKED BY THE BOOK

I’m a slow reader. My analytical nature comes out as I cannot skip a word for fear of missing the ...

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OLD GLORY

I am proud to be an American – to live in a country that allows me to pursue happiness the ...

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THE PEA PODS FOUR

In the last blog I wrote about the beach and mentioned that if given a choice, I would be more ...