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52 Blessings in 2010! Week 1 Challenge

Last year we were presented with a challenge by Faith Sisters member, LouAnn. This year we are doing it again but are featuring it on the blog every Sunday. We will be presented with a layout by JackieAnn (Creative Team Member), that she had created for every week in 2009, as an example of a blessing that she experienced. You can choose any blessing that applies to you and either create a layout or blog about it. When you look back at all your blessings for the year, you will surely see what God has done in your life!

For those of you joining us in the 52 Blessings, you can post your blog link and/or gallery links in the forum threads. You don’t have to do every single week to participate. Any time you want to join in and post a blessings feel free!

Participate in our forum here.
Upload your layouts here.

Count Your Blessings

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Songs for Young Peo­ple, by Ed­win Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: 1897).

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.


When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.


So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.


Here is an example layout done by Creative Team member, JackieAnn:

52 Blessings…week 1
LAYOUT: Blessed
The ~official~ New Years Eve photo of our family taken in our suite on our 30th Anniversary Cruise

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Love Letters: Little Yellow Bicycle
Font: Papyrus
Adhesive: Vario: EK Success; Vellum Adhesive Runner, Zots:Therm O Web
Embellishments: 6 x 6 Decorative Edge Tablet, Ribbon, Epoxy Stickers. Flocked Cardstock stickers, Flocked Chipboard Stickers: Love Letters Little Yellow Bicycle; Chalk: Colorbox; Diecut Chipboard Letters: Brenda Pinnick Designs; Rose Pink Paradise Petals: Prima Flowers; Brads:Club Scrap

I can think of no better way to start off the new year, than to spend it with my precious family. In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we all went on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera. We had an amazing time horseback riding, swimming with the dolphins, riding ATV’s along the beach, zip lining thru the jungle and vegging out on the ship. But the best part was sharing these experiences together as a family. I am truly blessed!

And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord Luke 1:45

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