Praise Project, Week 27

What a week! I’m keeping it simple this week because it’s the simple things that I’m appreciating more than anything. This week I’m praising God for:

1). Goals met. There is nothing quite like setting a goal, going after it with ferocious determination and then meeting that goal. Brilliant.

2). Rest.

3). The local church. Over the years church has managed to get my knickers in a stitch quite unlike any other institution. Despite that, the value of being involved with a local body of believers cannot be overstated because when it comes down to it we need each other. Life is simply too hard to walk it alone.

4). Simplifying. My husband is busy. Very busy. However, he’s realizing that he can’t do it all (he actually said that, but I can’t prove it b/c I don’t have it on tape). “I need to narrow my focus. I need to spend more time with you and the kids.” Did my ship just come in? Feels like it.

5). “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent” Exodus 14:14, ESV. I think we saw that with the recent court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in the latest battle to protect our religious beliefs.

6). My sister and her family moved to a big city in Germany from their little town of Ansbach. They made it safely and will have an even bigger group of kids to minister to. I’m so excited to see what God is going to do in this next chapter of their lives.

7). The french press. I know. Is it really praiseworthy? I think so. Thank you Rachel for introducing me to an even better way to feed my addiction, thereby morphing me into an even bigger coffee snob than I thought possible.

Have a great week! By the way, anyone else out there praising God for big things or just little things? Leave me a comment. I’d love to praise Him with you.