Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Last week, being too overwhelmed on Thursday with errands and chores, I missed writing my Thankful Thursday post. I was determined not to do that again this week. I want this blog to bring glory to God and one of the main ways I do that is by offering Him thanks. Even when the pressures of life are swirling around me, I want to take the time to stop and be thankful. So often we lose sight of that and the "busy-ness" takes precedence over our relationship with our Creator.

This week, I have no big and major things to be grateful for, just small and minor things! But I am grateful for them even so.

  • I'm grateful that the womens' study at my church on quiet times has finally started. I've been waiting all summer and just from the first day I am being so blessed!
  • I'm grateful that one of my friends here in Doha gave us some Pepto-Bismol (which you can't get here). One of my kids gets upset tummies pretty often and this is the best thing for it.
  • I'm grateful that Hubby took the kids out and let them buy their own cell phones yesterday. I was planning on buying them each one at Christmas and now I don't have to - and they paid!!!
  • I'm grateful that Ike didn't go to Miami, but I'm praying hard for those in its path.
  • I'm grateful that Doha is finally starting to feel like home. It's been a long six months, and it's not "home" yet, but it's definitely getting better.
  • I'm grateful that my mom has been properly diagnosed of a condition that was causing her lots of pain and is now experiencing relief.
  • I'm grateful we are going for a visit to the States in just over 6 weeks. I can't wait!
  • I'm grateful that a friend of mine from Miami moved out to Arizona and we are going to get to touch base while I'm there.
  • I'm grateful that God is organizing my life and, while I can't see the master plan, I know that it's all for my best and I can trust Him.

God is so good to me. I have nothing to complain about.

(Well, there are those pesky ants on my kitchen floor.)

For more Thankful Thursday participants, be sure to visit Iris!


Serendipity said...

What a lovely thankful list! Glad to hear you are settling well in Doha.

Pesky ants? I'm having the same in my kitchen too. Someone told me spraying lemon water on the surface helps. I'm going to try that out just as soon as I get some lemons.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your blessings.

Love Bears All Things said...

This is a heartfelt post!
I mentioned your name on my post today.
Mama Bear

Jill said...

Praising Him with you today!

I will pray for your trip back to the states. May it be a blessed trip and your time with family and friends be everything your heart needs.

In His amazing grace,

mine is here said...

Thanks for sharing dear and bless your heart.

Misty said...

i'm so glad to read this today bcs it's so important that we DO remember he's with us in the little things, too!

Debra said...

What a lovely TT post. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Melanie said...

I so know what you mean about missing a Thankful Thursday post. I missed one a few weeks ago and it just didn't seem right. I find myself looking forward to this every week.

Cindy said...

It sounds like a wonderul list to me.
Well, I probably won't get to see you while you are here but I live in AZ and will be thinking about your traveling here in a few weeks. The weather is finally starting to turn. Only 97 degress today.
Be blessed,

Front Porch Legacy said...

So glad I found your site today. to be an interesting place to live and I'll be praying for your safe travel back for a visit to the States.

Mary said...

This is a great thankful list. I pray your little one stops having the stomach aches.


Marsha said...

I've decided to put your post in my prayer journey. God really spoke to me to pray for you and your adjustment to the mission field. I'm also a missionary, but I'm able to be stateside. My daughter and her family are missionaries in Kenya. This is there first term. They've been there for 2 1/2 years and have another 1 1/2 years to go before coming home for a year. We're going over in November to see them and meet our newest grandbaby. We were there about a year and a half ago and they were still trying to get settled in, but they loved the people, so it made all the strangeness and ache for home a little easier.

You've got someone praying for you in NC.

Have a blessed weekend.

Marsha said...

Okay... back track. As I was printing this out, I realized that you are living overseas on business. I remember that now from earlier this year. Either way, it doesn't matter, the Lord prompted me to pray so I am going to pray. You are now in my prayer journal.

See you next week.

Anonymous said...

I think it is a wonderful practice to stop regularly for a time of thanksgiving. Gratitude develops peace and joy. It also runs off fear and anxiety. I'll be stopping by on Thursdays to be reminded to be thankful. One day, if I get organized enough I may add this to my own blog. Thanks for sharing!


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