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Blessings this Week: 09.16.2016 Edition

I begin our weekly blessings post with a story.

A dog story.

On Saturday, our dog was not acting like his happy self. He was mopey, not terribly excited to see us, eating slowly (not at all typical for him), and he was walking and sitting funny. He got worse as the weekend went on, and by Monday, I was sure we were going to have to put him down.

To the vet we went- and an exam and a painkiller pill later, Bear was back to his happy self.

And now I've been taking seven million pictures of him, reminding him that he's my big handsome boy, taking long walks, and most of all, appreciating all those funny habits of his that make me smile.

Sometimes it takes a storm to really show the beauty of a sunset. (Cheesy, but true.)

Counting blessings is like that. Sometimes, in the hardest seasons, we find the most beauty.

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Having my walking buddy back, flannel jacket weather, and gravel roads

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Bear's happy happy again... which means he's hard to take pictures of- especially when he realizes we're going for a walk. So blurry.

(I told you I took a lot of pictures of the dog. Fair warning.)

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Friends who lend us movies, and perfect rainy day flicks. 

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Our compost-pile-turned-accidental-squash-garden...

and the fruits of ... well, not of my labor, because I just threw some seeds and skins into the dirt pile, and then this happened...

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Dinner and ice cream with Dad, and families who leave incredible legacies

Lightning- tons of lightning- during an hours-long thunderstorm that reminded me again of God's power and just how small I am -- and we got to see a windmill get hit by lightning, which was just kind of cool. 

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On the blog...

In a few short weeks (!!!ahhhh!!) we'll be starting a new adventure. What a wild ride, this thing called life.  (Unnamed Summer : and some news)

Retraining our minds, taking every thought captive to the truth of Christ and who we are in Him-- it makes an incredible difference. How cow paths and neurons and faith all collide. (Forging a New Trail : being renewed through identity in Christ)

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Have an awesome weekend- and find those blessings! 

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1 comment :

  1. Glad your puppy is doing better. Love your pics! - Amy