Blog Posts - Count Your Blessings



Counting My Blessings Instead of My Messes

Today as I glance around my house, taking in the multiple “mini” messes that have created one gigantic disaster, the piles and mountains of things that need to be washed (including my children) and catch a glimpse of my less than chic app...
by SimplyMal.com on Oct 2, 2014

Chicken Soup for the Thankful Soul

Soundtrack: The past couple of nights, I’ve stayed up late plowing through all my photos over the past decade. That doesn’t even count the previous decade’s worth of infant photos in physical photograph form, either in storage conta...
by Debbi Shibuya: A Hobbit's Tale on Mar 27, 2014

Thankful Thursday: Through Brighter Eyes

Dear Lord; Happy Thankful Thursday Father! “Count your Blessings…” You instructed. “Really Father??”  I responded… Following what could easily be described as a week of nightmare situations Lord, I’ll be honest, I was having a rough ti...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Jul 26, 2012

Blogger #Meme: Count Your Blessings!

Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your gains instead of your losses. Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes. Count your smiles instead of your tears; Count your courage instead of your fears. C...
by Geca's Realm on Jul 4, 2012

BC Bloggers Meme: Count Your Blessings!

Another wonderful meme by the BC Bloggers hosted by Daddy Yashiro’s Journal, Count Your Blessings is definitely to thank for.  ^_^ “This day and your life … are God’s gift to you , so give thanks and be joyful always!” Honest...
by Zoie's Mom Blogging on Jul 3, 2012

Reconciliation and Peace

This sculpture is called 'Reconciliation'. It is in the ruins of the old Coventry Cathedral in England. An identical sculpture is in the peace garden of Hiroshima, Japan. It is by Josefina de Vasconcellos.  This is the last of my posts foll...
by Seeker on Apr 7, 2012

The Key to a Happy Life Is All About How You Look At It

What is happiness? Happiness is when we feel good, emotionally. Whatever it is that makes us feel good is definition of being happy. People define happiness in different terms to describe what feels good for them. It may be excitement, fulfillment,...
by Geca's Realm on Apr 6, 2012

Giving and Good Friday

It looks as if the Shipwrecked Mariners Society could do with a new coat of paint for their Brightlingsea old sea mine, now converted to a charity collecting box.According to Christian Aid's 'Count Your Blessings' calendar's focus for today"In 2010,...
by Seeker on Apr 6, 2012

Green Beans from Egypt?

What's the best thing to do? Should you always buy locally grown and in season fruit and vegetables?My gut feeling tells me that's the right thing to do for the sake of the planet.If I buy green beans in winter for example - which I sometimes do - I...
by Seeker on Apr 5, 2012

25% Unemployed is too many

A member of my family is in South Africa at the moment, so that country is on my mind.The only connection between this photo, my opening statement and what follows is that these rhinos are South African. I was shocked to read in Christian Aid's...
by Seeker on Apr 4, 2012

Child Labour

One of my maternal great grandfathers started work in a woollen mill at the age of 9 years. He was lucky in that he was able to attend school 2 hours a day, which for him proved really important. But he also had to put in a daily10 hour shift in the...
by Seeker on Apr 3, 2012

Work

What's this selection of grubby coins from my purse got to do with anything? It's less than £1 which these days doesn't seem worth much.Well, for a start, imagine this is all the money you had to live on each day. How would you spend it and how woul...
by Seeker on Apr 2, 2012

Unjust Eviction

"The neighbours think you are running a brothel. I would like you to leave within one month." So began my only personal experience of eviction.It hardly affected me as I was leaving in a week to get married, but my 3 flatmates had to find altern...
by Seeker on Mar 31, 2012

Freedom of Movement

A bit late in the day and no time to do much, but I'm determined to stick with a daily post in Lent following the Christian Aid 'Count Your Blessings's calendar.Today the focus is on some of the effects of the conflict in Israel and the occupied...
by Seeker on Mar 30, 2012

War kills civilians

The nature of war has changed since the battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 - one of the decisive battles of the English 'Wars of the Roses'. It's never just been soldiers who are killed in war, but over the last century increasingly more civilians are...
by Seeker on Mar 29, 2012

Unity, Freedom and Justice

Sierra Leone is one of the most fertile countries in West Africa, but also one of the poorest and hungriest after its brutal civil war that ended 10 years ago. It's motto is 'Unity, Freedom and Justice' - a noble aspiration, but much work still neede...
by Seeker on Mar 28, 2012

Displaced Persons

Forced migration as a result of conflict affects so many people in the world. There's nothing new about it of course. I suppose it has always been a fact of war. But that doesn't make the injustices and the suffering of it any easier for people to be...
by Seeker on Mar 27, 2012

Justice and Protection

The Rio Cuango is one of the richest sources of gem diamonds in Angola, a country where in spite of its rich natural resources including oil, most of the people are poor.The focus of Christian Aid's 'Count Your Blessings' calendar this week is peace...
by Seeker on Mar 26, 2012

Sanitation

How many toilets to you have in your house? We have the luxury of 2, linked to mains water and sewage systems. It's a blessing I easily take for granted.One of the Millennium Development Goals is to halve the proportion of people in the world living...
by Seeker on Mar 24, 2012

First Birthdays

A child's first birthday is a very special landmark. Perhaps this is especially so in situations where many children die in the first few weeks and months of life. Infant mortality is a key indicator of the health of a nation. It tends to be highest...
by Seeker on Mar 23, 2012


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