Saturday, December 13, 2008

Terrific Message

Last night as the kids were finishing up the movie White Christmas I was doing my usual several things at once while the movie was playing in the background. As one of my favorite scenes came on I dropped what I was doing to pay a little closer attention. I really like the song Count Your Blessings, but I guess I never paid that much attention to the specific words. Did I hear that corrrectly? I had to go to the internet and look up the words- here they are and what a wonderful message!- Christmas or anytime!!

(Irving Berlin)
from the 1954 movie "White Christmas"

When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep counting my blessings

When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep counting my blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds
If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings

How about you what has blessed you and your family this year?


Anonymous said...

I have been enjoying reading your blog for several months now and have wanted to comment several times. Our family visited your church back in August. We are from Florida. We were on our way to our friends wedding in LA. Our family was very blessed by our visit to your church and was blessed to meet all of you. We are continuing to pray for the Lord's leading about our moving. Our home still has not sold and no one has even looked at for that matter. We are trusting Him. We were hoping to go to the film festival but I think that funds will permit it. I do think that we are going to go to the Botkins Conference in GA in February. Maybe your family will be there. We hope that your family has a very blessed Christmas. My daughter Lauren has a blog that I thought maybe your girls would enjoy reading.
Michele Hope

Jane said...

Hey Michele-
It's so good to hear from you. I'm so sorry you house hasn't sold. I know that must be difficult. We will remember to pray for your family. Hopefully we will see you guys in Columbus- we are planning Lord willing to be there. Blessings to your family- Jane

:o) Rachel said...

Oh thank you for sharing the words to that song!! We have the blessing of "curly heads" in the nursery, only mine aren't curly! We were blessed with #7 this year.

:o) Rachel

Lauren Ann said...

This my first time visiting your blog! Great blog!!!!!

God Bless,
Lauren Ann