November's ~ Gifts from His heart

Monday, December 5, 2011

Each time I count my blessings it makes me realise how much I don't deserve any of it. None of us do.  We sit & think that the world owes us or God owes us, but in actual fact we are not owed a thing.  We should come into a blank, loveless place of nothingness, but instead God has given us this beautiful world to live in, families & friends to love &  He gave us the ultimate gift ~ His Son Jesus to sacrifice Himself so that we can have the gift of eternal life instead of the eternal death we deserve. 
 I'm so thankful for that ~ aren't you?

November's gifts:

1.  Safety on back roads during late night travel.

2.  Talking to a precious neice for her birthday ~ even briefly!

3.  Meeting new friends & watching how my daughter so effortlessly makes friends while I flounder for words to talk about ( how I wish I had her gift).  

4.  Emails ~ they are so quick & easy.

5.  A beautiful ballerina ready to dance at her rehearsal.

6.  My boys ~ they are just so fun to spend time with.

7.  That Dave could take Ellie with him on his trip to Melbourne & spend a special time with just her.

8.  New (to us) flooring ~ provisions for our continual renovations.

9.  My Bible study (KYB) group

10. Swimming ~ it's so much fun to be counting down to summer!  

11.  Completed school projects

12.  Tomato sauce art ~ it makes everyone smile.
13.  Meeting a soon-to-be homeschooling mother & encouraging her on her new journey.

14.  New internet friends ~ welcome ladies!

15.  The fun of early morning filming ~ live TV ~ my children on channel 9 weather!

16.  God's provisions

17.  The awesomeness of God's creation ~ I am forever amazed!

18.  My ballerina does her best performance yet!

19.  A safe, fun, busy day of flying ~ my prayers for all involved answered!

20.  Cooler days after the heat.

21.  Double chocolate muffins ~ need I say more??

22.  Children's birthday parties ~ where all the family is invited!

23.  Good friends & their sweet babies I get to hold & love on for a while.

24.  My two preschoolers ~ definitely ready for real schoolwork!

25.  Finally ~ all the drop boxes are up to date ~ Thank you God!!!

26.  A fun family trip to look for renovation materials.

27.  A bubble bath, candlelight & a new book ~ I desperately needed it today!

28.  School subjects slowly finished for the year!!

29.  My lovely MIL & the work they are putting into their new guest room so it will be ready for our visit!

30.  A piece of fruit reminds us of the Love that has given us all these blessings!

I hope you have a wonderful, blessed week my friends.

Joining Ann & the other ladies in:


Grandma said...

Hello my dear,
Thanks for sharing your November blessings with us all! Thanks, too for the lovely photos of the boys. I'll have to look at your post when I talk to you next so I can quiz you on a couple of things!
Aunty C is busy doing the chocolate balls for Christmas - I better put a lock on the freezer so there's plenty for your visit!
This week is looking crazy, however, hopefully next week will be quieter and our little home may become a sanctuary (lol) rather than a messy cluttered place!
Lots & lots & lots of love to you

Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Selina said...

Hi Narn,
Your artwork is amazing!!
The boys are so cute, they pull similar faces to what I do - cor was just horrified when she realised.
Have a lovely evening,

Ruby Jean said...

Hello Renata,
I enjoyed reading through your List of Blessing's and Thanks... It is always a Special thing when a Father get's to spend some Alone time with his daughter/daughters.... And coming along side and encouraging a New homeschool mom is ALWAYS a blessing indeed... I am thinking I can also use one of those Candle Light Tub time and a New book as well.. :) Have a VERY blessed week!!

Jenn said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful counting of your blessings. Our God is SO GOOD!

Have a blessed and beautiful day to day, my friend across the seas!

Damo Corinne Jacob said...

Renata, Your boys are too cute!
- its amazing what blessings you can see if you take the time to look - I think there are many more that we will never realise this side of heaven!
Really enjoyed last night and looking forward to many more like it!

Ashley Haupt said...

Love these gorgeous pictures and joyfully recorded blessings.

Fawn said...

I am grateful for more things than I can count (nor would you want my long list on here :)). It's interesting because usually when music on websites begin playing, I instinctly mute them because I can't read and listen to it at the same time (I know, I know :)). But I kept yours on because it was so soothing. Great site. I'm going to subscribe and I'll be back.

Monique Zackery said...

It's so cool to read women's blogs all over the web who are thanking God for His many blessings! This One Thousand Gifts thing is getting HUGE! :) Thanks for sharing your link at {in}courage AND thanks for welcoming new internet friends to your page. :) Blessings to you! - Monique

1HappyWife said...

I love to read others thankful lists :)!

Quinn said...

What a wonderful compilation :) And a beautiful reminder to thank Him for all things!

faith hope love ღ said...

nice post friend...thank you for sharing...wish i could visit everyone more frecuently but are many..and the hours are different but prayers and blessings on your way..remembering the real reason for the holidays..days of peace love and thinking...loves from our home to yours...maranatha..

You Can Call Me Jane said...

Beautiful, Renata:-). Merry Christmas.


Smilie girl said...

What an amazing list. There is so many good things that we can easily forget. Wishing you a blessed December.

Caitlin said...

Wow! What a list! Appreciate your grateful heart for the full, rich life God has granted you.

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