Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

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