September 3, 2016

Creating a Simple Blessing Box :: remember and write

I remember a few years back our family decided to start, and maintain, a blessing box for an entire year. We started our first berakah box during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Then on the following Feast of Unleavened Bread we opened up the box and read each of the blessings out loud... talk about humbling and a great reminder of Providence.

We had recorded our thankfulness, naming our blessings one by one, for a variety of things like; food, unexpected expenses being met, special times we spent with our family and friends, and even the simple thankfulness we felt for having each other. Looking back, I would have to say that was one of the most precious seasons of my life... and though it's been years since we have done that, and many things have changed.

El Shaddai has not.

So this year as we prepare for the fall season of biblical holy days, I have decided once again to reinstate the family berakah box. Honestly we need it. We need to remember what our Father in Heaven has been doing for us, it's too easy to get bogged down in the day to day and dare I say the worlds negativity.

Creating a Simple "Berakah" Blessing Box

  • Locate a box of your choice, large enough for a years blessings - I found our perfect box at the local $ General for five dollars. It has a velcro closure with a hinge type/attached lid, and it came in my favorite fall colors. Don't forget to decorate it!
  • Create an opening - I put an elongated 'slit style' opening in the top, so that we can put our blessings right in without having to open the box each time. 
  • Location! Location! Location! - now find a place for your blessing box to rest for the year, but not some where that is out of sight and out of mind. Let it be visible!
  • Gather your supplies - near the berakah box I will place the items needed for 'counting' our blessings and periodically I will remind every one to share their thankfulness. Let it be usable!
  • Decide on a time of reading - this year we are starting with the Feast of Trumpets, and will then read them again next year... on Yom Teruah.

The first blessing recorded from my hand, were those nineteen quarts of peaches that made an appearance in the photos. Not many things compare to a quart of peaches in the middle of winter...

~ Blessings!

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