Sunday, August 21, 2005

Count 'em

This morning after church I was visiting with a gentleman from our congregation. We stood just outside the church house, discussing some of our concerns: jobs, rising gasoline prices and financial woes.

"But you know", I said, "We have so many more blessings to be thankful for than negatives in our lives." He nodded and smiled in agreement for he has had his fair share of hardships and trials, yet continues to believe and have faith.

The very moment I turned to walk towards my car, the church bells began playing a new song. Its title: "Count Your Blessings".

Now that's what I call divine affirmation...


Macromoments said...

Lori, this gave me chills. It also reminded me of a conversation I had with a loved one this very day--how the best antidote to complaining is to consider the flip side of any situation. It's a sure road to gratitude.

The "new song" of your church bell was perfectly timed. I love how God works out those details, don't you?

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