It’s Sunday afternoon and I’ve already been blessed a handful of times. I’ve also seen a handful of tantrums already today. 🙂 Some days, I’ll just admit it, the meltdowns overshadow the blessings. Today…I’m counting those blessings one by one!
BLESSING #1: The hubby headed to church early this morning with both boys. This means I was able get ready by my lonesome and fully blow-dry my hair. I even took a selfie for evidence. Well, really, I tried out a new Beautycounter lip sheer color and LOVE it, so I took a pic. (Who knew there were other colors out there for me besides pink? 🙂
BLESSING #2: On the way to church, I drove through Starbucks to get a small blond roast coffee and ice water. I pulled up to the window to find the gentleman in front of me paid for me! I typically don’t use the word ‘gentleman’…but dang…the title applies here!!! I’ve never been the recipient of one of these ‘random acts of kindness’ gestures from a stranger, and it was just SO kind and unexpected. The little blessing of complimentary coffee definitely made me smile. Also, coffee tastes better when someone else buys. Don’t you think? 🙂
BLESSING #3: Justin and I are truly blessed by the thoughtful and loving ways our church, 614 Church, involves and equips our little ones. Today, the little kiddos prayed for us before they went into their classrooms. Needless to say, it blessed me so! I mean, how cute are they?!?!?!
BLESSING # 4: Lately, when I walk into church, I just say to the greeters, “I’m with the band.” hahaha. I’m totally kidding (sort of). I do have a thing for the newest djembe drummer. He’s never played on an official worship team. If you know the fella though, he can keep a beat. Anyway, it’s just really fun to see my hubby worship the Lord in this way! See him back there? 🙂 🙂
BLESSING #5: I can’t remember if tantrum number five or blessings number five came first. Regardless, I just loved this one! I was sitting on the couch with Jude and Zeke before lunch. Jude stepped on my (pregnant) belly. Yikes! Zeke leaned over and kissed my belly. I asked Zeke to pray for the baby. He extended his hand to cover my stomach, and this was his prayer over the babe. “I pray Jude won’t step on you, and that you will have a shield over you. Amen.” Word, Zeke! (And yes, my eyes were open and I snapped a photo mid prayer!).
He is a shied to all who come to Him for protection -Proverbs 30:5
I’m sure there will be more to come today! Blessings that is. And likely, some tantrums too. 🙂