Circle of Blessing

“When blessings descend from heaven, they must in the form of thanksgiving be returned to heaven by those who received them.” –William Hendriksen

Like the nine lepers healed who left without giving thanks, I so often fail to complete the circle of blessing. Blessings require a reciprocal response of praise and glory to the giver of all good things. This past week, I have been increasingly intentional about returning thanks for all things.

Completing the circle: #1204-1218

words of encouragement in the mail from my MIL

Super soakers

Strength under pressure

Lunch with a friend and helpful advice

That I don’t know my future but God does

Husband’s safe trip away

Walking with friends through their own fires

That even though the fires I walk through are painful, they only make me stronger

The Must Love God community

Realizing I need to let some things go

And the peace to do it

The freedom that homeschool gives to allow for rest of weary minds and bodies, there’s always another day

Afternoon sunlight shining through the front door

Pinewood Derby: Ethan placed first in the Tigers and third in the pak

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14 Comments on Circle of Blessing

  1. Lisa tarplee
    February 20, 2012 at 9:09 am (4 years ago)

    I love the pictures. E’s expression is priceless! And I love the car pics, such fun and a day your boys will always remember!

    • toshowthemjesus
      February 21, 2012 at 5:50 am (4 years ago)

      Yes, I snapped it just in time. I’m just the proud momma, though we all agreed it should be considered a “family win” since it was a team effort:)

  2. Kris
    February 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm (4 years ago)

    What a great list of blessings counted here. Love the photos too! God bless you! Oh, and Must Love God is a wonderful site, isn’t it?!

    • toshowthemjesus
      February 21, 2012 at 5:52 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks! Yes, I’m enjoying writing for and getting to know everyone at MLG. Good things happening there. Thanks for visiting!

  3. ells
    February 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm (4 years ago)

    sweet list..I love the pure joy in your son’s face…he is completing the cycle too…blessings~

    • toshowthemjesus
      February 21, 2012 at 5:52 am (4 years ago)

      He was most thankful and as suprised as we were:)

  4. Carrie
    February 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm (4 years ago)

    Hmm, super soakers. I think my son would love those – and his birthday is perfectly suited for it in July 😉 I love the photo of your little one at the derby race!

    • toshowthemjesus
      February 21, 2012 at 5:54 am (4 years ago)

      Only in Florida can you have a super soaker battle in February:) Perfect for boys!

  5. Redemption's Beauty
    February 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely snapshot of your life at home with your family. And the realization of needing let go of some things – that is a gift! Lovely to visit with you today, at my place and yours.

    • toshowthemjesus
      February 21, 2012 at 5:55 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks for visiting! The question remains, will I actually let things go?:)

  6. bluecottonmemory
    February 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm (4 years ago)

    Congrats on your pinewood Derby winner!!! And sweet note from your MIL:) Passing those blessings on changes living doesn’t it!!!!

    • toshowthemjesus
      February 21, 2012 at 5:56 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks! It was a big win. According to him, “I’ve never won anything this important before!”

  7. kanalykoaster
    February 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the pic of your son. Priceless!


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