Blessed More = Stressed Less

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We have been going through Tracie Miles “Stressed-Less Living” with Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Study.

One of the challenges was to think of 5 things God has blessed me with.  Then to try to continue to think of more.  Challenge Accepted!

1. Salvation-Thank You, Jesus for your sacrifice!

2. Marriage- Even with the ups and downs, my husband is my love and best friend.

3. Children-  I was blessed with 3 that are a joy and frustration! 😀  Thank God for all the memories they have given me.

4. A Home- Thank God for a home we all fit in, and that we’ve been able to open it to family and friends, for bbq’s, birthdays, dinners, talks, bible studies and even a home for some when the needed one.

5 Vehicles-We are blessed to have a truck for my hubby, an SUV for me, and a car our daughters can share(which they could do better LOL)

6. Jobs-My hubby has been with the same company since 1999, and I have been with Edible Arrangements for 6 yrs.  We are blessed to have a job that covers all our majors and one that let’s us have a little extra.

7. Our Church- I love our Vineyard church.  Our pastor’s style really speaks to me.  Even though we are big, I have met a lot of people.  We’ve been able to share it with friends and family.

8.  Our Extended Family-My husband has MANY siblings that live close.  It’s blessed our children to be able to grow up with their cousins, Aunts & Uncles.  Even though my family MOSTLY lives out of state, we are able to Skype and talk on the phone.

9.Proverbs 31 Ministries-Finding Proverbs 31 was a wonderful “God Thing”  I have been blessed with their devotions and REALLY BLESSED by Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Study.  I have found a community of women who love God and deeply desire to grow and share their faith!

10.Snow-Living in Colorado can be very dry.  SO, even though the calendar says “spring”, I will take the snow that helps bring out snowpack levels up, easing drought conditions.

11. Seedlings-  I am attempting to grown vegetables.  I am usually more of “black” thumb than green.  I prayed over the seeds I planted and God has helped them to grow! I pray He continues to bless my little garden this summer.

12.UNFROSTED Strawberry Pop-Tarts-  I Love them, ok!

13.Pets- I love my silly german shepherds and my bratty Siamese mix cat.

14. Challenges- Rough situations, while not always fun going through, help me to grow and learn.

15.Mountains-God blessed Colorado with some amazing ones.  They remind me of the majesty of God.

Ok, I could go on and on and on and on…………………..BUT I have to sleep.

I hope you find similar blessings, or a new perspective in finding your own.  Pray for God to challenge you to see things through His eyes.

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