Friday, January 24, 2014



When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed, 
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one, 
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev'ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, not your home on high.

So, amid the conflict, whether great or small, 
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.

Count your blessings, Name them one by one;
Count your blessings, See what God hath done;
Count your blessings,Name them one by one;
Count your many blessings,See what God hath done.

In Spanish we sing, "Bendiciones, cuantas tienes ya?"  Literally meaning, "Blessings, how many do you have already?"  I love singing the hymns in another language!  For me, it gives added depth and meaning to the songs I have loved and sung my whole life!

Here is only a partial list of My Blessings:
Matt, Martha, Ian, Phebe, the privilege of serving the Lord with my family, my house, clothes for Phebe, water, 41 people in church this past Sunday, 2 Deaf ladies saved this past Sunday, seeing my children sign the songs during church, hearing my children say their memory verses, the privilege of praying, answered prayers…..

My list could keep going and going.  What is on your list today?

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