Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

Today I'm going to be joining up with Sonya again over at Truth 4 the Journey for Thankful Thursday.

For various reasons, I've not been able to post a Thankful Thursday in a couple of weeks, so to begin..I'm just thankful to get to do this post!!!!

It's so easy to fall into the poor me trap and think that everything around us is falling apart...what do we have to be thankful for? Believe me, on more than one occasion, I've found myself in that very spot and I don't like it there.

I think that's why I really do love Thankful Thursday posts so much...It causes me to stop and recognize all I have to be thankful for.

So...here we go with my 5 thankfuls for this week!!

1) I am so thankful for the joy that I have in Jesus. Last night at church, the evangelist was talking about the difference between happiness and joy. Happiness only comes when things are happening and that's available for change at a moments notice. Joy comes from a relationship with my Heavenly Father. Even in the midst of storms, I can have joy.

2) I'm thankful for a new friend that God has brought in my life. He brought us together in a most unusual way. Even though we've never met face to face, I feel like I've known her forever!! (Hi Linda!!)

3) I'm thankful for the thunderstorms last night while I slept....or tried to sleep. Now, before you think I'm off my rocker, the storms weren't severe, but the thunder and lightening was intense and something I enjoy very much. So..to me...that was just something God gave me to bless me, and it did.

4) I'm thankful for the strawberries that my MIL gave me Tuesday. I LOVE strawberries and she gave me a gallon out of her strawberry patch!! YUM!!!!

5) I'm very thankful for God's protection over DH yesterday as the storms got worse and a tornado went over the hospital he works at and actually hit a bank just across the street....God is so good and worthy of praise!!!


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12 comments:

Beth in NC said...

That is a great list and praise God for protecting your husband!

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Bless you today!
Beth

Cricket said...

God is indeed Good and very Worthy of our Praise...I am thankful for your list. God Bless
Tessa

Yolanda said...

He is so worthy of our praise.

I'm thankful for the safety of your Man during the storm. Thank You Father.

Blessings,
Yolanda

Tänia said...

The blessings of a new friend... that is something to be thankful for! I have many online friends that I have met over the years and they are as close to me as my very own family. We have walked through joys, tragedys, triumphs, and so much more. I am so thankful for them and know that one day, when we all arrive in heaven, we will have a bloggers area where we will meet face to face! LOL!

Tänia of Faith Prints & Christian Bloggers

Chatty Kelly said...

Stopping to focus on our blessings really does produce a heart change doesn't it? I'm so glad to hear the many things you are thankful for.

Susan D said...

Hey Deb, Great list. Glad you were able to post this week. I've been praying for a godly friend too. I know He will provide one in His time. Blessings, SusanD

Buildeth Her House said...

God is always good to us. I'm so glad we get to post just how much on Thursdays.

Sharlyn Guthrie said...

Strawberries and thunderstorms...it must be spring! I enjoyed reading your list.

godsown said...

Love to be thankfull today with you Deb....
Great list and praising God also for protecting your Dh's.....

GB
Bernice

Leslie said...

Wow... number 5 on your list really is something to be thankful about! How scary!

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Blessings to you,
Leslie

Denise said...

Sweet joys abound! Grateful too that your husband was safe during the storm.

Shalom,
Denise

Lisa said...

It amazes me how we who know Christ can have JOY in the midst of all that we are facing. He is the true joy giver.
Blessings - Lisa