This Moment

This Moment 2Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

I sat on the piano bench with Brendan, listening to him play his latest song learned by ear, while watching Ethan and Kylie throw a small football back and forth to each other and laughing… and I thought, “This Moment”

I sat at my kitchen table with a warm mug of coffee in hand looking out into my quiet house, pondering thoughts with God and giving thanks for my family… and I thought, “This moment.”

My family clamored around the bar in the kitchen, dishing up food and talking over one another, vying for our attention… and I thought, “This moment.”

I sat around the conference table dreaming up plans with the women’s and creative team for SHINE Austin, Dallas, Tulsa and Poland, and I thought, “This moment.”

It’s this thing I find myself doing lately. In the midst of a moment that brings me great joy and gratitude for God’s blessings in my life, I find myself calling it out, naming it something to treasure, something that brings my heart so much thankfulness I think it might burst.

This year I am more aware of and more grateful for God’s goodness in my life than ever before. While I am still dreaming big dreams; I am also very content. I am thankful. I am beyond grateful. I am in awe of God’s faithfulness.

My dear friend Judy Kassaye once told me, “I believe life is made up of a bunch of moments. In the end those are the things we look back on and treasure.” Today, I want to encourage you to be aware of and give thanks for your moments — those moments that take your breath away and fill you with inexpressible joy!

Amy O’Donnell

Copyright © 2014 by Amy O’Donnell. All Rights Reserved.




  1. Vernon

    Awesome! Today me and my friend were discussing this same thing. Thanks!


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