Wednesday, December 7, 2016

November Blessings

How busy November was for our family! We have been cleaning, organizing and purging as we seek to bring order to our home, family and lives. In the midst God has been gracious, cleaning and ordering our hearts before him. Here is a glimpse of His blessing toward us.

  1. Jim working 8 extra hours overtime
  2. Provision
  3. New Month
  4. Sharing struggles at CG
  5. Hearing others' struggles
  6. God moving
  7. Productive school
  8. Time with Jamey 
  9. Time with the little boys
  10. Working potential new rhythm
  11. BJ's Cherry soda
  12. Flip flops for $1
  13. Good rest time
  14. Making plans
  15. Writing blog posts
  16. Boxed mashed potatoes
  17. Working on a project with Lillian
  18. Getting to co-op before 9 am
  19. Encouragement from Tara
  20. God speaking through friends
  21. Free food
  22. Enjoying my last day of co-op
  23. Organizing all homeschool material
  24. Going through all kids books
  25. Working together as a family
  26. Time with Jessica
  27. Extra hour of sleep
  28. Pastor James preaching
  29. Great sermon on embracing multiculturalism
  30. Learning to care for each other
  31. Time to read
  32. Family time
  33. Working on the office with the kids
  34. God's Grace
  35. Terminix working on our attic
  36. Jim only working 4 hours
  37. Waking before my alarm
  38. Jamey helping with cleaning
  39. Getting main part of upstairs cleared out
  40. Parent's getting here safely
  41. Medical Missions Conference
  42. Hearing why our view on sexuality matters
  43. Being affirmed in some I want to write
  44. Encouraging and informative breakout sessions
  45. God confirming next immediate steps
  46. Praying together
  47. Meeting more people with similar backgrounds
  48. Free Yummy Food!
  49. Great close to conference
  50. Time to think, talk and pray
  51. Dinner and display
  52. Kids doing well with presentations
  53. Good close to the weekend
  54. Stepping forward in faith
  55. Great sermon on God's Kingdom
  56. Talking about grieving together
  57. Jim finishing class work for the semester
  58. Ryan and Becca hanging out for a bit
  59. Grocery store by myself with 7 kids!
  60. Meeting a mom of 7, grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of 21! and getting encouragement from her
  61. Seeing Rachel Davila
  62. Talking to Rachy
  63. Costco as a family
  64. Talking with Jim 
  65. NO TV!
  66. Working well with all the kids
  67. Music
  68. Time to work on business with Jim
  69. Beginning to work with Canva
  70. Catching up with Kate
  71. Organizing and purging
  72. J, L, and R helping with clothes and cleaning
  73. Date Night
  74. Talking to Ryan and Becca
  75. Classical music
  76. Catching up on journals
  77. J helping cut up veggies and taking care of M
  78. Watching my kids grow
  79. Having my kids home with me
  80. Being creative with J
  81. J and L being really helpful
  82. Finding new Bible reading rhythm
  83. Quiet evening at home
  84. No computer
  85. Jim meeting with James
  86. Time to really pray at Panera
  87. Pizza
  88. Hearing God's voice clearly
  89. "Sky High" on Netflix
  90. Great sermon on Consecration and confrontation
  91. Great Sunday class
  92. Lots of time to talk through things with Jim
  93. Praying together
  94. Cleaning out L's closet
  95. Finding remote
  96. Sam growing in prayer
  97. Gift card for McDonald's
  98. Special lunch
  99. Lots of milk
  100. Time to wash hair
  101. Jamey organizing closet
  102. Seeing light in organizing tunnel
  103. Jim getting called off work
  104. Malachi 3 months!
  105. Nehemiah progressing well
  106. Yummy food and fellowship at CG
  107. Lots of progress in L's room
  108. Running errands with Lillian
  109. Baking
  110. Sam's tooth still doing well
  111. Chick-fil-A breakfast
  112. Getting heat fixed
  113. Teaching kids organizing and kitchen skills
  114. Pancakes and Eggs for breakfast
  115. Thanking God for blessings
  116. Cupcakes
  117. Day with Ryan and Becca
  118. Time with the McMillin family
  119. Jim talking to Max
  120. Lunch with Jim at work
  121. Jim getting meds to help him heal
  122. Getting Black Friday deals set up
  123. Snuggling with my babies
  124. Jamey working hard
  125. Being able to work with J
  126. Getting pictures uploaded
  127. Great Advent Sermon on suffering and believing God
  128. Nice afternoon talking with Ryan and Becca
  129. Left over curry
  130. Sojourn providing Advent Jesse Tree resource
  131. Making ornaments
  132. Gabriel turning 4!
  133. Homemade Chocolate Cake and Blueberry Cream Cheese Icing
  134. Closing out party and getting what we need
  135. Gifts for Exchange
  136. Good deals at grocery
  137. Jim cleaning fridge
  138. Haircut
  139. Great deal on World Market Coffee!
  140. Nice Date Night at Arby's

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