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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Time to be Thankful


Today I just want to take the time to list some of the things I have to thankful for, to give thanks to the Lord for what he has done and continues to do in our lives
  • Thankful to our pastors who are not ashamed of the gospel and are faithful to preach God's truth. This can be difficult to find these days and we are very thankful for them
  • Thankful for the godly women the Lord has put in my life, so many are encourager's
  • Thankful for some "down time" with sweet husband, we got to spend several days together, away from jobs and responsibilities
  • Thankful for coworkers that assisted me while I was gone, they kept my work up to date
  • Thankful for the days when my body feels its years...strange as it may sound...it loosens my grip on the things of the world and makes me think of "home"
  • Thankful for the squeals of delight that we heard when we knocked on the door of my son's house to pick up our dog. Grandchildren were excited to see us.
  • Thankful for today, it's a gift....may I treat each day as a gift. Lord do not let me waste my days.
We have a friend who lost his wife this week, the news took us by surprise. I still have a hard time believing it. Her passing has helped to remind me that we don't know what our future holds....if there will even be a tomorrow. It has also made me realize I had much to be thankful for...I needed to focus more on my blessings then what I perceive as need

Now listen you who say Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money. Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while then vanishes. James 4:13-14

7 comments:

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my, what a wonderful post! Do we ever have so much to be thankful for. We could never list all our blessings. A friend of mine at church has told me about this wonderful book called One Thousand Gifts by Anne Voskamp. She said it talks so much about our many blessings and how to be so thankful for the moment and in the moment. I am to to Lifeway Christian bookstore this weekend to see if they have it. Thanks for sharing this post. By the way...love your profile picture. Blessings and hugs, Cindy

Sandy said...

I love and appreciate your list of thankfulness. And I am saddened to hear of your friend's wife's passing. May the Holy Spirit bring a peace and comfort to him and all who loved her at this time.
Blessings~

Trisha said...

Maryann,
So much to be thankful for, and writing down the gifts from His hand truly helps us to remember..."Memory is a fit handmaid for faith."(Spurgeon)

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's death. May God give you good words of comfort.

Love and hugs to you, my friend.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful list...and sorry for the loss. January has held a couple of surprise losses here and it is making me rethink things, as well as, longing for heaven.

My prayers go to that family right now as I continue to pray for the family here who lost their baby...heaven..no tears, perfect...I am longing.

Nancy said...

I always love reading others thankful list as it always reminds me of different things I need to be grateful for...Yours is no exception....so many for me to ponder....

I am sorry about the loss of your friend....It seems so many of us are going through the same thing with a loss......

Hugs and blessings

no spring chicken said...

I love the song that says we need to "Live..... like we're dyin'" Because we are.

Blessings, Debbie

Petra said...

I so agree about gratitude and am so thankful for some of the same things, including number five. The verses are very appropriate!

My prayers go out to your friend and his family. Life is so fragile; thank God for His grace, truth, and strength! Thank God for Christ our solid Rock!

Grace and love to you!