Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thankful Thursday ~ April 19, 2007

Dear Friends,

For this wonderful Thursday I am thankful for :

Learning the true meaning of grace and joy in being in the Lord. I always grew up in a Christian home and church family but like everyone have had things happen to me or my family in my life that tested my faith .... I have always been an optimistic glass half full person ...some have made fun of me calling me Polly Anna or rosy glasses ,..maybe at times I have. But I have had a few hurtful things lately that grabbed my attention for a few seconds...LOL alright a few minutes... then realized like we all do :

I have the Lord in the center of my life , nothing or no one can take that away. That I need to focus on whatever joy he is blessing me with this week and that person or situation can't be used by the Devil to get to me . The Lord my God and faith are stronger then that. ( If I haven't lost you already thanks for bearing with me....~ smile) That I need to pray for that person to start seeing their own joy and not trying to hurt or take from others.

I am so thankful for the day of loving for Dear Sweet Heather, being so wonderful . I am so thankful for all of us being able to come together in faith and love for her.

I am so thankful my little one still loves being read to. Dr. Seuss is still great therapy...LOL

I am thankful for my wonderful friends, those I am meeting through this, and all of you participating! You all bring me sheer thankfulness and joy reading your posts every week.

I have wrote all the wonderful blessings bestowed on my family this week , in my gratitude journal. I showed my gratitude and devotional journals when a new friend to Christ came to tour my home and studio and was pretty sad . I am so thankful she asked me to help her make her own and blog to help join us.( No laughing...yes I now know how to use some of the widgets...~smile)

I am thankful we are taking the kids to the museum and a baseball game this weekend in the city.

Thank you Iris for hosting this for us.

In his endless love,

Angel Mama ():)

Thankful Thursday Participants
1. Denise
2. Beckie
3. dirkey
4. Diane
5. Sharon
6. Sharon
7. eph2810
8. Bonnie

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15 Gracious friends said:

Denise said...

I love your thankful list, you are such a dear blessing.

Dirkey said...

What a nice thankful list, I love Dr Suess!!

Beckie said...

Thanks so much for sharing this list. God is sooooo good to us we can never thank Him enough.

Bunches of blessings to you.

janiswrites said...

Beautiful list and music. Your blog is like a retreat. I just love it! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great list! Sorry that someone has hurt you though, you are always so encouraging and uplifting.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful list. I hope you will enjoy your fun weekend!

kissesfromheaven said...

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving such a nice comment. And thank you for your list here. When we spend time being thankful, then there's no room for a negative heart.
BTW...I LOVE PollyAnna! :)


Akelamalu said...

Lovely thoughtful list. :)

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful list. I, too, am sorry someone has hurt you. My sister always says, "hurting people hurt others, if you're happy, you spread the cheer". Those that hurt others are really to be pitied and prayed for. You have a great attitude!

Nise' said...

Angel, thank you for stopping by today and leaving such a nice note! I am sorry that you were hurt and glad that you went to the Lord for comfort, strength and healing. He who is in us, is greater than he who is in the world! Enjoy the museum and basegall game this weekend!

Doggy Mama said...

What a wonderful list!

Sharon said...

He is so good --sometimes it takes awhile for our hearts to realize this is true. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your calling card.

eph2810 said...

I so agree with you...we all have had things happen to us and we need to always see the positive. I know it is hard sometimes, especially is someone really close has hurt you. I have been there. God is a gracious God and He teaches us to have a gracious heart as well...

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

Blessings to you and yours.

LivingforGod said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoy visiting yours. People think I'm like Pollyanna, too :). I just have that kind of upbeat, cheerful personality (smiling all the time). However, the true joy comes from knowing Jesus and walking daily with Him.

Have a wonderful time at the museum and the baseball game!

Grandparents Corner said...

Your thankful list is especially moving to me this week. You are such a blessing to me. It brightens my day reading your post here and listening to the music. Have you posted about your gratitude journal before, and is it sort of like a daily journal of your thoughts and memories? I would love to hear more. I'm praying for you, I hope you will for me. Have a fun weekend with your family! *Hugs*