Full of Praise

My daily Bible reading has me in 2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles and the Psalms. Over and over again, the writers tell of the amazing things that God has done, the blessings He has given. And the telling is always accompanied by praise.

I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! – Psalm 34:1-3

The closer I get to counting the one thousandth gift, the more I realize how incredibly blessed I am. He has done amazing things for me and in me. This simple act of counting has caused my heart change; it has made me a grateful woman. And I can hardly give God thanks without giving Him much praise.

Those whose hearts are full of gratitude are most full of praise. – Caroline Brownlow


Counting #861 – 896

  • taking a break from work to gaze out the window
  • breathing in the fresh air
  • calming to the sounds of birds
  • spotting a robin in a tree
  • water bubbling from the sump-pump drain
  • freshly mowed lawn
  • budding plants everywhere
  • light green – the color of spring

  • fresh mulch; how it instantly makes the yard look better
  • working outside all day
  • painting the porch with my girl; getting paint in our hair
  • laughing
  • new plants in the garden
  • girl’s night out with my mom; Mother’s Day dinner
  • “That’s the most fun I’ve ever had in a chair,” declares daughter after trying out this chair
  • new pajamas
  • saying “yes” to a mission trip; making plans with my mom and my girl
  • teeth cleaned; eyes checked
  • snuggles in the morning; anticipating a wonderful day; anticipation coming to fruition
  • being mom to two amazing kiddos
  • Mother’s Day card from son – first one he’s ever picked out
  • blooms sketched by my girl; her artistic talent

  • busy bee; rhododendrons

  • blooms

  • blooms ready to burst open; just another day or two until they do

  • swinging pup

What are you grateful for this week?

In hope,


About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.


  1. Stopping by from Ann’s site! I enjoyed your list! I do love budding plants and new pj’s as well!

  2. The dog and the swing made me smile! What a glorious list!

  3. Loved your list and especially that gorgeous busy bee!