Aug 30, 2007

Thankful Thursday

1. I am thankful that God gave me the energy to get up 4 days in a row this week to walk. I have been extremely lazy this summer and haven't exercised at all. Hopefully I will continue to have this desire to shape up.

2. I am thankful for a generous gift Skip and I received yesterday from some very dear friends. They were blessed with a gift, and immediately thought of us to pass it onto. When I tried to thank my friends, they just said to thank God because it was totally Him who provided it and led them to give it to us. Praise God!

3. I am thankful that when I don't see a way, God does! Thank you God for having the better way.

4. Annie is getting baptized or as she used to say, "babatized" next weekend. She asked Jesus in her heart a year and a half ago, but is ready to go public and get dunked. I am so proud of her, and pray that her love continues to grow for her Heavenly Father.

5. I am thankful for the health of my family. Skip is suffering quit a bit of pain in his right hip (not the replaced one), but he is managing the pain pretty well. My kids are growing like crazy, and Ashley has officially passed me up by a full inch, and I don't see signs of her slowing down.

6. Lastly, I am thankful that all my struggles with my home are teaching me to trust and rely on Jesus even more. We have changed Realtors, but it is still the same company, and I am excited to see what God will do next. We have received emails from so many people praying for this house, and I thank each and everyone of you personally right now. May God bless you for your thoughtfulness and support.

7. I am thankful that Skip and I had a fun time together last night at home. No details there. I just love that he gives so much to God, our family and our church. He just did such an awesome commercial that will be running for our new series this week. It is pretty awesome and I will hopefully post it for you to see soon. I'm praying we reach many people for Christ next weekend.

If you want to participate in Thankful Thursday or just want to read what others are thankful for this week, head over to Sting My Heart.


Laurel Wreath said...

Praise God for blessings that come unexpected. I hear you on the house stuff. I am tring to sell mine and it has already been six months, sigh... And Praise God for Annie getting Babatized =)

ellen b said...

Oh I so love babatisms! Blessings on Annie as she takes this step. You have a lot to be thankful for and I'm hoping to join you soon in the walking again so I can get back into shape! blessings...

Denise said...

What a precious thankful list.

Linda said...

God is so good Susie. I think of that gift as a special little blessing from Him to remind you that He has not forgotten your need to sell the house. I just know He will answer in an amazing way.
This was such a sweet list of thanks. Your thankful heart encourages mine.

Nise' said...

Wonderful to hear that your Annie is getting baptized! It is so awesome when kids decide at a young age to follow after Jesus!

SharonB said...

Thank you so much for visiting me. You have such a precious list. Blessings..

Darlene said...

What a beautiful post.

I went into the computer yesterday looking for a good meme for Thursday and came away disappointed. Wish I would have found this one. It's a good one.

I'll pray for your house, if you'll pray for my daughter's house. She and her husband bought a new one Two, that right 2 years ago and her and her husband's house is still on the market. They have been making two house payments for so long they will feel rich once it is sold.

Hang in there, God has a plan.

Take care. God Bless

Overwhelmed! said...

Susie, what a great list of things you're thankful for!

It's nice to take the time to reflect on your blessings, isn't it? :)

Have a great weekend!

Penless Thoughts said...

How wonderful about your friends. That's what it's all about. Seed time and harvest :o) God continues to show us over and over again how HE provides!!!

Mike said...

Babatized? Love it.

Keep the faith. You are blessed.


Kathleen Marie said...

What a great list and I am sorry I am so late getting to you... I pray your house sells very soon. I claim it sold in Christ! God is just so good.


Training Hearts said...

Precious list to give thanks for!

Have a wonderful week :)

eph2810 said...

How cool that you received God's blessings through friends.

You know, sometimes we take our health for granted, only realizing it when we are not doing so well.

How awesome that Annie is getting baptized. May our Lord continue to guard her mind and heart.

Thank you so much for sharing your thankful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.