Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thankful/Grateful Thursday!

What a wonderful reminder from a friend, that doing grateful/thankful Thursday is a choice!  I am choosing, despite feelings.  Seriously, for women, this so needs to be embraced again and again :) - my "feelings" can jump from moment to moment!

This leads me into my first two things I am so thankful for : 

Having a husband that reminds me (and is such an example) that how I feel should not determine my reaction!  I think I need to post this around the house - maybe on my forehead! :) 

I am thankful for Freedom in God - Choices!  My sisters and I have been chatting about what God's will for us is.  God has designed us each to do His will, that is written in His word, uniquely and beautiful - unique to us all!  There is such freedom that I do not have to look like anyone but who God made me to be!  I am thankful!

I am thankful for blogs that I can relate to!  I have read some posts that I wonder if they had been in my head lately!

I am thankful for God giving hope, purpose and direction!  This happened for a friend of mine this morning!  God you are so good!  The joy and life came right through the phone and got all over me too!

I am thankful that hearts are being broken for the orphans of Haiti - praying that all those that are desiring to adopt these children hang in there - that the emotion turns to commitment.

I am thankful for my son who prays for me.

I am thankful for so many things - what are you thankful for? 


  1. being thankful, and that I am. I think one thing I am grateful for today would be sister's who do hear, and are there for each other. That would be you sister!

  2. I'm thankful that, in all the midst of all the devestation and sorrow of the Haiti earthquake, people's eyes are being opened and their hearts are breaking, and they are responding by realizing that WE are supposed to be God's answer to the hurts we see around us. I am especially thankful for those who are responding to God's call for us to care for the orphans of the world.

    I'm thankful for Elysia, a young lady from Oregon who chose to go to Uganda to serve God by working with His kids at Redeemer House Orphanage. She has had to deal with so much more than she ever imagined, and she is doing an amazing job. She is truly God's gift to Redeemer House, and I'm so thankful for her today.

    I'm thankful for a daughter-in-law who challenges me and encourages me by her walk with Jesus! Love you, Shauna!

  3. OOOOHHHHH....I LOVE that....

    "how you FEEL should not determine your reaction." OOOOOHHHH! I LOVE that!


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