Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday

God is good, isn't He?

As many of our lives begin to fall back into a school-year routine, we can breathe a sigh of relief. I don't know about you, but I know that summer is a crazy time for me. Not just because my kids are home with me all day (that's the norm in a homeschooling family), but because there is no routine. And as much as I like to think of myself as a free spirt, I definitely thrive under routine.

It's a sign of God's infinite wisdom that we have seasons - not just in nature, but in our lives. We all need periods of "winter" when we just seem dormant, but in reality there is deep work going on in our lives. It's often in the lowest parts of our lives that God teaches us the most.

And then, miraculously, "spring" comes again, full of life and brightness. What once appeared dead now reveals itself to be gloriously alive and beautiful.

Today I have so much to be thankful for:

  • I'm thankful for good friends who encourage me and challenge me
  • I'm thankful for being back at our church and for those who share the Word of God there
  • I'm thankful that God has led me back to my routines and an orderly home
  • I'm thankful that my kids are happy
  • I'm thankful that God is in charge of my kids' education, not me
  • I'm thankful that my new electric stove is coming tonight
  • I'm thankful for my beautiful house which God has charged me with making into a home
  • I'm thankful for my husband, who is wise beyond his years
  • I'm thankful for my extended family - crazy as they are, they are mine and I love them

What are you thankful for this week? Take some time to think about it. If you are stuck for ideas, be sure to visit some of the other Thankful Thursday participants - you'll be amazed to realize how blessed you are as well.


Serendipity said...

What a lovely thankful list! Remain blessed!

Princess said...

Love your list of thankfulness. God bless you and yours always.

Cheryl said...

Great list! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend!


Denise said...

Such a wonderful thankful list, be blessed.

Cindy said...

Today I am thankful that I can put my trust in the Lord and He will sustain me.
Great post!

genny/entry here said...

What a sweet TT list. TC

Diane ~Ever so Dear jewelry said...

Loved your list on what your are thankful for! Thank you for sharing the blessings our Lord has given you!

Love Bears All Things said...

A sweet thankful list.
Mama Bear

Kristi said...

Oh, yes. God is so good! Blessings to you.

Ann said...

You're so right--while the freedom of summer is great, the structure of fall is nice to return to (though I could pass on the meetings and grading :))

Marsha said...

I love the changing of the seasons, too. Fall is my very favorite.

I loved your thankful heart this week.

Have a blessed weekend.


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