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There are so many things to be thankful for but today I’m only listing one:


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Thankful Thursday

I’m thankful that I am on my way out the door (I can walk) to go (I can drive) to a Beth Moore Bible Study (I’m so thankful for Beth’s studies) on Daniel (thanks to a very special friend, neighbor and co-blogger). This has been such an awesome study and in the next few days, I want to share something I read this morning doing my last minute homework!

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That day was Saturday. We made it through by the grace of God. We didn’t anticipat anything eventful but that was the kind of day it turned into.

Hubby had to cut wood for the woodstove-our sole source of heat so he headed out about Noon. He cuts the wood on his brother’s land about half-hour away and always takes our dog, Naomi, along so she get get some exercise. About 3:30 he called and said he’d lost the truck keys in the woods and I needed to bring my set to him. Rachel and Nick were taking Ashlynn (in our car) to get her picture taken (as if we don’t take enough) so I had to use Nick’s small car to go out there. The ground in the woods was wet from the recent ice storm and I did quite a bit of sliding.

When I got there, Hubby was not where he said he would meet me~PANIC set in. But he showed up momentarily and I was fine. But he wasn’t. He had gotten a tree stuck in other trees and hurt his leg trying to get it out. Then he told me he had accidentally run over Naomi’s tail. She had walked in front of him while he was moving the truck and he didn’t see her.

Later that evening, we were all in the living room and our little toddler, Ashlynn, headed toward the kitchen. She tripped and fell…into the woodstove. We had raised both of our girls around a woodstove and neither had gotten hurt. It was one of those things that just happened so quick. In fact, Hubby hurt his shoulder lunging for her. She only burned one hand a little but to her dad and grandpa took her to the E.R. where they gave her Tylenol with codeine. She slept the rest of the night. Needless to say, I prayed hard. This morning she was fine.

So, now it’s time for Unconscious Mutterings.

I say … and you think … ?

  1. Soldier :: Army
  2. Lipton :: Tea
  3. Reason :: Think through
  4. Terms :: Cash only
  5. Positive :: Attitude
  6. Example :: Shining
  7. Legacy :: Gift
  8. Solo :: Solitary
  9. Instrument :: Piano
  10. Later :: Tomorrow

So, how was your weekend????

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Many years ago when I first became a Christian, a very dear friend told me that she was thankful she could go to the bathroom. This week I want to share my thanks for my five senses…and several other things.

Taste: Psm. 34:8 – “O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” God has provided a bounty of food for us to taste.

Sight: 2 Cor. 5:7 – “for we walk by faith, not by sight–“
and Matt. 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” and by the blood of Jesus, my Lord and Savior, I am made pure in heart! Although I wear glasses, I so thankful for my eyes.

Smell: Gen. 27:27 – in reference to Jacob stealing Esau’s blessing, Isaac says – “…is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed;” With Spring approaching, we’ll soon be able to smell God’s creations

Hear: Matt. 10:27 – “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.” Whispered in your ear…I can hear God’s whisper!!! And I can hear our granddaughter when she’s unhappy.
John 8:47 – “He who is of God hears the words of God…”

Feel/Touch: Mark 10:13 – “And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them;”
1 John 5:18 (Amplified) – “We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over and protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or touch [him].” WOW! To hold my husband tight and feel his arms around me is such a huge blessing!

I’m also thankful for BibleGateway for offering a Bible reference toolbar I could install on my browser. Although I have several Bibles on my desk, it’s so easy just to go up to the toolbar and type in a word or scripture reference, and … there it is!

Again, I’m thankful to Christine for my new blog look.

Have a blessed day!

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I’m feeling:

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Thankful Thursday

Many of you know that I’m a new Grammy (see the ticker above). Although it’s been difficult having our two grown daughters, son-in-law and new grandbaby living with us in our small home, I’m so thankful to have our little one with us. It brings me so much joy to watch her grow and change on a daily basis. Every time I look at her, God just fills my heart to overflowing with love. I’m so thankful God brought her into my life and home.

So being the proud Grammy that I am, I’m sharing more pictures of her.

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Today, I feel

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Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for God’s Holy Spirit given to us upon our rebirth!

So many times in my Christian walk, I’ve felt like I wasn’t a Christian. That because I didn’t feel very spiritual or happy, it must not be true. Yesterday I read a devotional by Charles Stanley and in it he said:

There are certain important points to understand about joy. This gift to every believer in Christ has a spiritual source — the Holy Spirit — and is produced from within by Him. Being supernatural in nature, divine joy exists independently of our circumstances. Happiness, on the other hand, comes from external causes, is earthly in character, and increases or decreases as events change. The success of a sports team, recognition by others, or completion of a project all represent sources of earthly happiness.

Notice the words “independently of our circumstances.” That’s been a hard one for me to learn. I know this, but the enemy wants me to forget. I’m so thankful that our Father has given us His Spirit and I don’t have to feel happy or joyful all the time. I can have joy even when I’m sad.

Today I’m feeling:

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Thankful Thursday

Time for Thankful Thursday. I must confess, I’m mentally battling whether to do this post or not. Yes, I have soooooooooo many things to be thankful for but I’ve gotten frustrated already this morning.

Blogger has been giving me error messages for just about everything I’ve tried to do. I have two blogs and whenever I’ve tried to go to either, I get an error message; or look at comments, I get the same error message! I haven’t done anything to my templates (for a change) since the last time I got on so I don’t know what the problem is.

Now, that being said, I do have much to be thankful for. I will not give in to the temptation to forgo this post!!! I’m thankful…

  • that Blogger is FREE and I can have two blogs (or as many as I want);
  • that I have the freedom in this country to express my faith;
  • for the unending, unconditional love of God for ME (even when I’m frustrated);
  • for the friends I’ve made in the blog world;
  • for our church and a pastor who takes a stand for God’s Word and does not waiver!
  • that Jesus took my sins to the cross (past, present and future) and left them there so I can spend eternity in Heaven!

Today I feel:

UPDATE: I just read my devotion for this morning and the scripture was to Phillipians 4.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.

OK Lord, I hear you.

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