Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Count your blessings

Last October, a number of us gathered to participate in the 'Sowing Promise, Growing Leaders' event.  It was an amazing time under the leadership of Peter Short.  Some of what we shared has appeared in this blog already... most notably the poem Litany by Billy Collins.  We all enjoyed reminding ourselves that 'we are not the pine scented air'!  But another of the little gems that Peter offered is the commissioning that he offers at the end of most worship services:

Count your blessings
Practice your faith
Never look down on a struggle for life
Remember that nowhere you go on God’s green earth is bereft of the spirit

A simple list and a helpful reminder in the midst of our busy lives.


  1. Thank you Treena. The line "Never look down on a struggle for life" has been a line I have been holding close since our time with Peter. When I get frustrated with people (and I do) I often hear those words and I am able to step back and take notice of what is really going on. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm with you on that Karen. Thanks for posting it Treena, I couldn't remember all the words but knew they spoke much truth.