I’m sensing a lot of anxiety in the air right now – as parents consider whether to send their kids back to school, as churches figure out how to come back to safe in-person worship, as the Fall looms ever nearer with the possibility of a second wave. We are all a little unsure about what’s going to happen next.

One of the ways I deal with anxiety is by taking the time to count my blessings. It reminds me that God is good all the time. It reminds me that I have much more to give thank about than to worry about. It reminds me that I can focus on the positive things, rather than the negative and reorienting myself towards God’s goodness is a great way to make life better. So let’s get to it!

I am grateful for:

  1. My colleagues and friends in ministry. We’re all trying to figure out our next steps. We’re all stressed out about it. But we are also all able to life each other up, encourage each other, pray for each other. I wouldn’t have made it through a single week since March without my colleagues who care and are a source of inspiration for me.
  2. The fact that enough restrictions have lifted that I was able this week to upgrade my internet. Not taking hours to upload content to the blog is already making a difference for me!
  3. Friends all over the world who are going through very different and very similar things in the midst of this historic time we are living in. And the technology to hear from them regularly and widen my point of view and my understanding of what is happening in our world.

As always, I encourage you to take some time to count your own blessings and gratitudes! It will make your day even better.

Until tomorrow, dear friends, keep thanking the Lord with all your heart!