Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thankful Thursday

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I can't believe that it is already Thursday. I have been away with my family for spring break and when we got back my 'To Do List' just seemed to multiply. I just can't miss another Thankful Thursday. If you would like to join in with Thankful Thursday, just click on the picture and it will take you to Sonja's blog, Truth 4 the Journey.

1. I am thankful for my sweet daughter. We took our dog Jack for a walk last night, just the two of us. She told me that she loved just walking and talking with me, that it was the "best day". She then suggested we go home and have a tea party, which we did.

2. I am thankful for what my husband and I refer to as "Soda Time". Every night when my husband comes home from work, we each grab a soda. We then head for the living room, the front porch, or the gazebo to talk about our days. Our kids know that this is mom and dad's special time together. Sometimes we let them join in.

3. I am thankful for my dishwasher, which unfortunately is currently broken. Hopefully, there will be a kind person that will show up today at 4pm, to fix it for me. I don't want to buy a new one, as I love the one I have.

4. I am thankful that there are kind people in the world and every now and then I get to meet a new one. I meet a nice christian lady yesterday. She came to our house to gives us a bid for an invisible fence, to contain our dog to our yard. The last time he wandered from home, he came home in the front seat of someones Land Rover. Yikes, Jack, don't rip the leather. Anyway, this gal was nice and kind. Hopefully, I will get a chance to get to know her a little better.

5. I am thankful for God that knows better than I do. It is that time of the year, during which, I fill out a form to help the teaching staff choose a teacher, for my kids for next year. Of course they don't allow you to say I want teacher XYZ, I would probably make a bad choice anyway. I don't put much faith in this form but what I do put my faith in is God. This is when I start to pray for His will and that He would place them in the best classroom to meet their needs.

Have a great day and look for the blessings!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

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It is always time to be thankful!

1. I am thankful that I have a garden and that my children look forward to getting their hands dirty, just like me. My daughter was so excited yesterday, when I showed her the artichoke seeds. It time to get the seed packets out.
2. I am thankful that my mother taught me how to can and freeze the bounty from my garden.
3. I am thankful that my husband purchased a rototiller for me to use in my garden. I love to till my garden, preparing the soil for planting. I know that God does the same thing in us. I pray that my life is a bountiful harvest for Him.
4. I am thankful that I can use my two hands.
5. I am thankful that spring is almost here! A time of rebirth and renewal. Just like we are new in Christ because of His redeeming love, His death and His resurrection.

This is how my garden currently looks, I can't wait to see it resurrected. Some day I will share more with you on how God relates life lessons to me when I am gardening.

May your day be blessed!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thinking of You

Today marks the second anniversary of the passing of my beloved Grandmother. Little Grandma was a women who lived her life extending grace to everyone she meet. She was full of love, compassion, and encouragement. Each year, on my birthday, she would tell me, "I saw you first". You see, my Grandmother is the one who delivered me, creating a special bond between the two of us. I think what I miss the most is her smile, the one that would greet you saying, "I love you and I am so happy you are here", each time you saw her. Thinking of you today Little Grandma!

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Philippians 1:3

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

I loved Sonya's Thankful Thursday and decided to join in with the fun. If you would like do the same, just click on the picture and it will take you to Sonja's blog. There are so many things in this life that I am thankful for, but I will try to keep it to just five.

1. I am thankful for a Godly husband who is living the victory through Christ Jesus!

2. I am thankful that my husband still has a job in this current economy and that God continues to provide for us beyond our needs.

3. I am thankful that I can take my children to the doctor and get medications for them when they are sick. It has been a week of Albuterol nebulizer treatments and steroids for my son who has asthma. I am blessed.

4. I am thankful that I can work outside in the sunshine today!

5. I am thankful for a God who loves me for who I am and who's grace is continually poured out to me on a daily basis.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

May you find many things to be thankful for today!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Through The Eyes of a Child

My usual morning routine, besides a cup of hot Earl Grey tea, includes making lunch for my daughter, as she is not yet a fan of the schools hot lunch menu. I had just filled the pantry and refrigerator, after a long excursion to our local Wal-mart, so this was going to be an easy task. I grabbed the bag of carrots, mind you these were not the mini peeled carrots, the ones marketed as snack-sized carrots. The bag I grabbed was plainly labeled carrots. I took a carrot from the bag when I heard my son exclaim, "Can I have a giant carrot"? He then proceeded to inform his sister that mom had bought giant carrots. Wow, I sure know how to impress my children. I never realized how the convenience of mini peeled carrots had taken me over when I strolled through the produce isle. They both have worked with me in the garden for the past four years and never once did they ever ask why the carrots from our garden weren't gigantic. Maybe because my carrots never got quite enough water and the soil was too compact for the "giant" size to be obtained.

I just love a child's perspective. My children saw giant carrots. My prayers is that they too will continue to see a Giant God. Each night my daughter prays, to her Giant God, for the orphans in Guatemala; although she has never been there, it doesn't stop her from lifting them up in prayer. She has recently added Baby Charlie to here prayer list, who at two month, just had open heart surgery. Another recent addition is for Baby Emily, who's parents Rick and Connie, just traveled to China to receive her into their family. My daughter has seen a Giant God and loving Jesus at work in her life and the ones around her. I pray that she will always see him through the eyes of a child.

But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Luke 18:16-17

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Soldier for Christ

I am not sure as to how God would want me to use this blog for His kingdom but I will give it my best. Today I received an awesome email from a fellow believer and I wanted to share it because I found it to be so powerful. Don't you want to live your life like this? My friend wrote:
I woke up this morning with a sore throat and 4 days left on my health insurance. I had a couple of errands to run and then I was going to go home try to get an appointment at the doctors, then crawl back to bed. My first stop was a day shelter for the homeless. I was dropping off some pastries. As I looked into the eyes of the guests there, some familiar some not, I forgot about my sore throat and found myself telling a friend about how good things were despite being laid off. Then I stopped by the mission to drop off some deodorant I had found on sale along with some clothes. I told some friends there what GOD was doing with my time off and how he continues to provide for my family. By the time I left to go to the unemployment office, crawling back into bed seemed like surrender. (not gonna do it) Today is filled with blessings. As a soldier for Christ I will never be unemployed, but I do have a promise of retirement in paradise PRAISE GOD!
Thanks Rob!