Tuesday, April 27, 2010

From Whom All Blessings Flow

I am perpetually overwhelmed by God's many blessings. Wholly undeserved blessings, bestowed on this wholly undeserving sinner!

Why He gave me such a Godly, wonderful (and handsome!) husband is beyond my comprehension.

I've spent the last week or two packing up just about everything we own, since we'll be closing on our first home this week -- there are too many blessings to count in that situation! Not least of which was finding a tenant to rent our apartment, allowing us to get out of our lease early without penalty.

We have plenty of food on the table, a roof over our heads -- truly, what more could we ask for?

And, to top it all off, I have the most adorable niece in the world! *wink*

God is indeed gracious. It is so easy to be grateful and "contented" when it seems as though heaven is raining down blessings. It's also so easy to take it for granted. But God's blessings continue to flow, even when things seem bleak from our human perspective. "Blessed" does not equal "supplied with every type of material comfort and desire." I hope and pray that when times of trial come (as they surely will!), He will remind me of His continual care and His promise to supply all our needs.

In the meantime, we don't have to look far to count our blessings. The roll of packing tape continues to diminish, as the mountains of boxes grow. There are so many things to look forward to -- some grass to call our own, for instance! Room to spread out. A garage. Our very own laundry room (collecting 20 quarters a week is no easy task!).

Posting may be sporadic over the next days/week, but as soon as we settle in I hope to return to my not-so-regular posting schedule!


  1. Congrats! I am so glad to hear that everything is working out so well!

    Many many blessings,

  2. Congratulations on your new home! I hope you continue to have many blessings there! :D

  3. How wonderful to have your own place, and, on top of that, your own washer and dryer!!!! That makes SUCH a difference! Congratulations!

  4. Thank you for sharing....May the Lord continue to Bless you and your husband. :)

  5. Yay! I'm so happy for you! May the Lord bless you as you make the move and may He bless you both in each new path He sets before you.

    Lots of love,

  6. Hello Shannon,
    How exciting! We hope that you will post some pictures of your new abode.
    God's blessings are so rich!
    Mrs. Hope

  7. Your place settings are... beautiful. I have no words - your creativity as a homemaker is simply stunning!

    A new home! A garage! What an amazing blessing from God!! It's so wonderful to have more space. I hope your move goes well; packing everything can be so time-consuming and stressful! I look forward to reading about your new home and how y'all are settling in. :)


  8. I'm so excited to see it! And you're right, you do have an adorable niece. ;-)


  9. I pray that God blesses you in this new adventure! What an exciting event!

    In Christ,
    Jane Ellen

    PS I hope you enjoyed the little Shakespeare play. I'm sorry I wasn't able to get over to you before ya'll left!

  10. I am so grateful to know that I have a daughter who is truly counting her blessings, and why not! We thank God for how He has answered our prayers for your provision, and more than we ever asked for. Your new house is adorable and I envision all that you can do with it!
    Joyful Mum


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