Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday: Week 8

At the risk of sounding redundant every week, I have a lot to be thankful for! I'd love to hear what you are thankful for this week, too! You'll not only encourage us with your comments but, hopefully, encourage yourself when you think about all you have to be thankful...{PS Pictures coming soon!}
  1. My Mom--it is her birthday tomorrow (happy birthday, Mom!). She is an incredible mom who generously gives of her time, talents, and gifts, manages to keep our family all together, and looks incredibly classy while doing it all. Our family would definitely not be the same without her (obviously!).

  2. Dads--Yay for celebrating dads this weekend! My dad is the cornerstone of our family (well, Christ is, obviously, but my dad is the human representative of Him), encouraging us in the Faith, holding us accountable to the Word, and loving us unconditionally. And, what an amazing 10.5 months its been watching J be a dad to Baby C. He is also an incredible dad who dotes on C in the most unbelievably loving and kind way.

  3. Word of God--As II Timothy 3:16-17 says,
    16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
    I have been incredibly challenged to be more like my Savior and even more so encouraged by His faithfulness and love for us just by reading His Word.

  4. Praise Songs--As in #3, I've been so encouraged listening to some of my favorite hymns and worship songs, especially classic hymns and "new" songs by the likes of Aaron Shust (My Savior, My God) or Bebo Norman (I Will Lift My Eyes, Great Light of the World), Chris Rice (Come to Jesus), Third Day (Cry Out to Jesus)

  5. Christian gal friends--I am SO grateful for the deep friendships I've formed in Bible studies and online. What encouragements they are to me!

  6. Churchill--my first baby! He is the best cat ever and I'm thankful for him especially this week because he is a little sick and sad. I love that kitty!

  7. Bulk Food at Publix--yes, I know, lame, but lately I've been LIVING off of the food I've found in their bulk bin (especially hemp plus granola)--so much cheaper than Whole Foods and just as good (read: organic!) for you, too! Yay!

3 people think...:

Kathy said...

Today is my oldest son's birthday (13) I am so thankful for him and the opportunity to be a mom :)

Felicia said...

Such a sweet post with beautiful pictures too! I love that your bible study even allows for moms to bring their babies! What a great idea! The picture of your dad is the most touching. Ahh... love it... and love the amazing God that we serve. We are so blessed!

theArthurClan said...

So many things that you are thankful are exactly what would be on my list too. Praise songs are really high up there...I can't imagine a day without them. :)