When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man, and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests’ feet stood firmly, and bring them over with you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.’” Then Joshua called the twelve men from the people of Israel, whom he had appointed, a man from each tribe. And Joshua said to them, “Pass on before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up each of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel, that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever. Joshua 4:1-7

The perfectionist in me cringes at the thought of being so far behind posting my thankful list. However I truly do need these reminders right now. Holidays are changing for my family, partly do to family members with health issues.

While my winter blues always come for a visit when the time changes and the days get shorter, this year I have some life stress to accompany it. I am so thankful for the journal itself  – both forcing me to pause to consider my blessings and giving me an opportunity to remember them.

4554) Audiobooks from library
4562) Scruffy beard kisses
4578) Clear direction from God (at auction on our anniversary)
4581) Sleeping on the couch like an old married couple
4592) Clear, crisp view from Mt. Cammerer

4608) Money for groceries
4616) “Ain’t Nothin wrong with dat!”
4622) Sense of tidiness at home
4635) Snow!
4646) C.A.R.E. card writing with ladies from Bible study class

4655) Sunset reflecting off the river
4663) Melissa – understanding what I need and acting accordingly
4677) Sharing books with family (Mama, Aunt Karen, Aunt Caroline)
4682) His eye is on the sparrow
4693) Trying something new – cooking asparagus

4701)The little man’s funny story about his dad
4716) Seeing Mocking Jay Part 1, with my sister and BIL
4725) Early Christmas gifts
4731) Card/board games

For what have you been thankful this past week?
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