Monday, November 1, 2010

Count Your Blessings

Sometimes there are no words for the joy of God's blessings
This week has been a week like that .
My week has been filled with discomfort and toothache pain .
After visiting the dentist and taking medication for the infection the dentist said
" The tooth can not be saved and it must be removed !!! "
Oh my goodness !!!
The moment he said the word removed I was filled with anxiety .

Last night we had a thunderstorm and I could not sleep .
As I was listening to the rain I heard the Lord whisper
to me
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

I remembered the sweet song
Count Your Blessings One By One
I started counting all
that He had blessed me with
it was too lovely for words .

On one of my most restless nights I found this web site .

 A Holy Experience-Because All Of Life Flames With God

I know God lead me there
it is a blessing and altogether lovely to my heart
you my sweet friend are a blessing....


I am linking to Thursday's Simple Pleasures .


  1. What an awesome testimony to a God that cares about all our needs. What a gracious way that He lead you from fear to freedom and peace.

  2. He's so good!
    Beautiful post Dottie...
    Counting our blessings reminds us anew how good He is to us..
    You are one of mine xo

    Have a great weekend my friend..

    In His love and friendship,
    Deborah xo

  3. Yes, I am missing a few back teeth and taking those appointments to God was the best thing I could have done.
    I'll be praying for just holler if you need anything :)

  4. Your writing always makes me feel at peace...I hope your dental troubles are behind you and that it didn't cause you too much discomfort.
    Thank you for your kind comment regarding my daughter--she is doing well...Kate

  5. We have much in common as we journey to the same places in life...the dentist...ann voskamp's...elizabeth's...being a grandma while grandpa lives with JESUS...GOD bless you Dottie

  6. Hope this finds you doing better. Am guessing that you can not complete the dental work until the infection has cleared. The dentist office - not my favorite place; but so glad to have a good dentist when you need one.
    It is just like you - not to dwell on the bad, but to be thankful for the good things.

  7. I pray you are doing better now!! Blessings to you.....

  8. Dottie,
    I hope you are feeling better. I need calming some days too. Sometimes things just get overwhelming. Thanks for visiting.

  9. Somehow I could feel your burden lifted.

  10. Hope everything goes well with the removal of the tooth. You have some mighty sweet blessings!

  11. How often do we forget to number our blessings, thank you for the reminder. I hope all goes well with the removal of your tooth.

  12. Hello Dottie...Hope so much your toothache pain is now long gone and that all went well. Those children in your post are absolutely adorable. Take care. Susan

  13. Praying blessings of healing grace to be yours dear Dottie! So glad you found Ann :-) Her words are heavensent. Your photos are beautiful as always. Love in Christ..Trish

  14. You have beautiful blessings Dottie! I pray you will recover speedily!
    Love to you,

  15. Dottie, it is truly a simple pleasure to lay it all down at His feet, and to count our blessings, and to know that He is in all of the details of our lives.

    Beautiful post.

  16. Dottie, thankyou for your post and the encouragement it is to know that all is in the Father's hands, Blessings to you.

  17. counting blessings. I find it helps me so much to focus on the amazing things He's filled my life with. Thanks for this Dottie...and those kids are the cutest..the photos of the flowers a great reminder of His gentle care.

  18. I had a similar week last week, and found myself counting my blessings as well. Nothing like a little perspective to help us see how great we have it, right? I am a huge fan of A Holy Experience. I hope your tooth pain is all cleared up!

    The sky shot is absolutely stunning!

    Have a very blessed day!

  19. It is so true that sometimes we get stuck in that one moment and begin to despair, but if we consider all that came before and will come tomorrow, we know that we are truly blessed. Take care! Tammy

  20. Love the pictures and your simple pleasure also you will love the Multitude Mondays

  21. God bless your dental appointment! It is so true that thinking about good things and blessings is an antidote to fretting.
    And a testimony to God's faithfulness!

  22. Dottie,
    Toothache pain is the worst and I'm hoping that by now the infection has cleared up and you are on the mend. It is so true that it is best when we cast our cares on Him. Love your Simple Pleasures post (and pictures, too).


  23. First, let me say that I totally get the tooth ache anxiety! I would have done the same thing. I hope that I would have also done what you did and cast my cares on Him.

    I sure loved your blessings that you counted here for us! Plus, I have visited that website and felt that God had his hand on the keyboard for me, too.

    Great simple pleasures.
    And I hope the tooth situation got better!

  24. And HE led me to read this today. I'm counting.
    Hope and pray the tooth is easily taken care of.