Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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I'm joining Sonya at Truth 4 The Journey for "Thankful Thursday". Be sure and visit her and all the participants--maybe you'd like to join us!! I'm sure we can all think of 5 things that we are thankful for!!

And here are my five thankfuls for this week:

  • I am thankful for my present from my son--4 new tires and inspection for my car for another year!! I am so thankful to him for this. I've been needing tires--he knows this. He didn't wait for me to say anything to him about this--he saw the need and acted upon it!! He went to pick my car up after the repairs had been done from the accident it was involved in. He was taking so long to come home, and the roads were bad again!! I called him to make sure that everything was alright. He said, "I'll be home soon--I'm fine." And he came home with 4 new tires and the inspection done for the year.
  • I am thankful that my youngest daughter, Lindsay, will be coming home from Texas on Tuesday and able to spend CHRISTmas with us. This would not be possible financial wise except for the goodness of another who is paying her airfare.
  • I am thankful that this same daughter, who had a health scare and finally talked to me about it after spending three weeks worrying over this, has gone to the doctor and is being treated with good results. All of her worrying over the dreaded diseases that she was looking up on the Internet, and this has been diagnosed as a rather simple thing that can be treated with antibiotics.
  • I am thankful that God has surrounded me with friends--my spiritual family--to encourage me and uplift me during what has been a difficult time for me.
  • I am thankful that God has purpose in my life. He has plans for me, is making them known to me, and I will willingly follow through with what He has directed me to do.
  • And last (I know this is more than 5, but I have a lot to be thankful for this week!) but certainly not least, I am thankful that God sent Jesus to earth so that we could see and have an example of how we are to live and conduct our own lives. When I think of this, God sending Jesus to us--knowing how He would be tortured and sacrificed for us--God's love for us seems overwhelming to me, and it is!!
I am very thankful this week, and despite all the commercialism of Christmas, I'm keeping my focus on Jesus--the love HE wants us to show and share with others. As I'm growing deeper and deeper in love with HIM, I'm realizing all that HE has done for me--even when I was far from HIM. I want to share this love with others, not only for this special season, but always.



Beth

16 comments:

Denise said...

I love your thankful heart.

Knittin Kudzu said...

Beth, I am thankful for your sweet spirit! And, I am thankful that I have sisters in Christ out in the blogosphere who inspire and encourage me! Thank you precious friend and may you and your children have a blessed time together!

Sandy

Mary Moss said...

Isn't it wonderful that we have "too many" things to be thankful for!?

Blessings to you. I'm so glad your daughter will be home for Christmas:-)

Aunt Kathy said...

Awesome thankful things this week.

I am thankful for you

Chatty Kelly said...

SO much to be thankful for! Thank you God!

Edie said...

Oh Beth you have a beautifully thankful heart. It made my eyes water up. :)

What a huge blessing your son is to you! Both of your kids I'm sure.

Loved reading your list!

Truth4thejourney said...

Beth,

Thank you for sharing these beautiful praises with us! God is so good to bless you through others. We are His hands and feet and its so great to see that in action!!

God Bless
Sonya

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

New tires! It sounds like you have a fabulous son! And he had it inspected as well. YOUR SON LOVES YOU SOOOO MUCH! WOW!
YOU ARE BLESSED INDEED!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Beth,
Could you tell me how to make my blog snow like yours?
Thanks, Lea

Peggy said...

Blessings Beth...It's snowing and hopefully it isn't slippery over there again! Thank You Lord, for Beth's thankful heart & her son & two daughters! May You continue to bless her & them with this beautiful CHRISTmas spirit & bring each one closer to knowing You as You meet them right where they are!

What sweet blessings from above!
Even the ones of healing & love from a son who cares for you! An early CHRISTmas through his hard work & love! Thanks Andrew! Glad you'll be home for Christmas Lindsay! Make this one the BEST for your mom...you, too Miles!!!

godsown said...

I loved to read about your thankful heart. Your last thoughts directed me more to reflect on my growth in Christ.
Thxs and Merry x-mas to you and your kids.

Debra said...

Your thankful heart touched me so! Blessings to you sweet Beth!

Darlene said...

Great Thankful post! I am so glad you will have your family home for Christmas....I know you are thrilled!
Keep praying for Andrea....God is working...still haven't talked to her yet...I know God will work this out in HIS timing.
Darlene

Marsha said...

What a wonderful gift your son gave you! HUGE blessing there!
Loved your thankfuls. I know, we could make our lists go on and on, couldn't we?

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I enjoyed your Thankful post so much. And thank you too for helping me out today. Hey;
IT'S SNOWING AT THE SHED!
Holy kisses,
Lea

Denise said...

Thank you my beautiful heart blessing friend for the lovely card, and precious angel that I received in my mail today from you and dear Peggy. You really touched my heart with your kindness. I truly appreciate you, and love you very much.