Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

Time to link up with Sonya over at Truth 4 the Journey for Thankful Thursday.

This time of the week is such a blessing to me. It causes me to pause and reflect on the blessings God has given me.

Sometimes the blessings are big, sometimes small, but one thing is for certain...I deserve none of them.

I want to encourage you to join Sonya as well and share how God has blessed you this past week.

1) I am thankful for the cooler temperatures. Anyone living in the south knows that July is the time for hot, muggy, "eewwww it's so hot!" days. Since last Friday the temps have been in the low 80's with minimal humidity---actually that would be a thankful inside a thankful. We haven't even ran the air conditioning!!!! Now that is truly something to be thankful for!!

2) I am thankful for the rain that we have gotten this summer. Usually by this time of year, the creek that runs through our property has dried up. Because of the rain we've gotten, I've been able to listen to that creek run every time I go outside to hang out my laundry. It's gentle, rippling sound is very relaxing to me.

3) I am thankful for my children's ability to respect and honor their boss, even when they disagree with her. Each had to meet with her this week because of an episode that happened (basically, little brother defended big sis). They were able to admit that each handled the situation in the wrong manner and keep a good work relationship with their boss.

4) I am thankful for the tomatoes I've been able to can this week. Our cucumbers have finally slowed down producing (thankfully!!!!!!) and the tomatoes are coming in. We love chili and homemade veggie soup in the winter and these tomatoes will be delicious!!!

5) I am thankful for my family. With our busy schedules and DH, DD and DS seemingly going in different directions all of the time with their jobs, they are very aware and try very hard to keep at least one evening a week for the four of us just to watch movies, play games or swim in our pool....just taking the time to spend time together. It means the world to me.

"O Lord, I will honor and praise Your name, for You are my God. You do such wonderful things!..."
Isaiah 25: 1a

7 comments:

godsown said...

Praising and thanking God today with you!
Love your #2 i made a sightseeing to your property....and listen to the creek!..LOL...
#5 Thankfull for family time...yes i appreciate that also so much

Blessings
bernice

Susan D said...

Love your list. How wonderful to be canning tomatoes. All my canning supplies are in storage, so I'll be missing out on that this year. But next year I'm hoping to have my own garden again. Enjoy your "sunshine in a jar." Blessings, SusanD

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Another wonderful list of the many things we can be thankful for!

Love Collette xxx

Jennifer said...

You can pratically hear the spring in your step from that wonderful break in the weather! I've been the last week in Texas...and, goodness, it is hot - and brown! - there. I am really appreciating my East Coast home (and green lawn that keeps needin' mowing!) :)

Enjoyed your list of blessings for this week! Have a great day!

Yolanda said...

Oh, I thoroughly enjoy canned tomatoes. I can just open the jar and have a feast.

I made and canned peach zuchinni jam on Saturday.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Lisa said...

Thanking God with you for all of His blessings!

Jean said...

Thankful for:
Home grown tomatoes
My mom is visiting us
Grandchildren
The marvels of modern medicine
Specific answers to specific prayers
Protein shakes
Good health

etc.

Jean
http://www.jeanmatthewhall.blogspot.com