Walking in the Jesus Way: A Lenten Journey — Day Twenty-Three


Ephesians 1:3-6, NRSV

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.


Blessing upon blessing.
That’s what is ours.
A good, good thing
to remember,
as we travel through
the wilderness.

What are you blessed to have,
to see,
to hear,
to remember,
to become

at this point in our journey?


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  1. Thank you, Diana, for reminding us here to count our blessings, and they are many when we truly stop to think about them. Having my MIL living with us since mid-January hasn’t been easy, and there are days when counting blessings is difficult. Don’t get me wrong – I love her like my own mother, but our house isn’t large, so finding time for silence and solitude has been quite the challenge. With God’s help, though, I’m making the most out of this time while she’s still with us.
    Blessings to you!

    • Oh, Martha. I hear you, I hear you. Our aging parents are so wonderful . . . and so challenging, all at the same time. Many blessings to you. (And just hang onto the truth that someday, you will be that aging parent. Sigh.)

  2. Elaine Reed says

    Thanks be to God for past, present, and future blessings. My parents and my husband’s parents have all left us, and although life was hard sometimes, we were really never in want. When I retired, I was feeling somewhat panicky, like the last part of my life
    was just around the corner. But I was beginning to adapt. Then recently when I hear in the news of future projects, I’m beginning to think, I might not be around then. It’s true that I might not be living. But if it’s God’s will and if I take care of myself, people are living longer and longer. I certainly don’t want to live to be nothing but a burden to others. Who knows what joys God has waiting for us!