Skip to main content

Thankful Thursday

It feels like it has been a much longer week than it actually has.  I think I've been over tired for some odd reason.  Makes it more difficult to cultivate the thankful attitude.  But here I am, because I expect this of myself and I want to have a thankful heart, even in the midst of being tired.

1.  I'm thankful that I'm not nearly as tired as I was when I had Lyme disease.  Wow, talk about tired, it was almost as bad as being depressed as far as the tired bit goes.

2.  I'm thankful that I have a loving husband who is willing to indulge my crazy ideas, even when they mean more work for him.

3.  I'm thankful that my daughter came up with a way to deflect her frustration during class time.  She ended up having her animals join us and do some of her work for her.  It's quite fun to have an entire class to work with.

4.  I'm thankful for this thing Jesus is doing with me that's related to water and fishers of men.  It's not fully expressible yet, but let me tell you, I was gutted this morning and I haven't felt this free in quite some time

5.  I am so thankful that my nephew, Bryce, was born this past weekend and that he is home, safe and sound!  He's a cutey!  I can't wait to give him a ton of kisses and whisper blessings into his ears!

6.  I'm thankful for the good work that God has been doing in me and those around me.  I can't wait to see what will happen next.

What are you thankful for?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Four Cups by Chris Hodges

Four Cups by Chris Hodges is a brief book based on the four cups associated with the Seder Meal. Within the Seder meal, four promises of God are celebrated. Hodges goes through the four promises and challenges the reader to live them out.

Those four promises are:
1. God will free you from oppression.
2.God will free you from slavery.
3. God will redeem you.
4. God claims you and wants to celebrate that.

My favorite was the last promise. I think that it's very rare that we get together with other Christians to celebrate the fact that we belong to God. We have plenty of parties, but often those are to mark events or the passing of time, but not often do we celebrate the fact that we get to hang out with the Holy Spirit.

Each chapter is short enough that it could be read aloud by a group and then followed with a simple prayer. It would make a nice book study for a group. Hodges also recommends using the four cups to help grow your faith community. And by growth, he means people movin…

Lent aka Spring Training

If you've been paying attention, you'll have noticed that there's less and less of me on social media. I started small with changing my password on my Facebook account so that I couldn't check it. And that quickly escalated to a downloading of my account and deletion. Like, never getting it back, it's gone, if you want one, you'll have to start over deletion. And then I just switched my time to checking my Instagram, which used to be in check until Facebook went away. And then lent started and I put all of my Instagram accounts on temporary disable. And they're probably going to stay that way until I get beyond the point of turning to my phone to see if it has anything for me in terms of entertainment and validation. Hopefully, that will be take about 40 days, give or take a few Sundays.

So, I'm hoping to use this lent period to get myself all prepped for what can be in my life. I really want to serve God with all my heart, my soul, my mind, and my body…

The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

I've been following Joshua Becker's blog for a few years and have read all the things and even put them into action. I was excited to be able to read his room-by-room guide for minimizing your home.

The Minimalist Home systematically goes through every space in your home, including the garage and yard, and talks about how to minimize them. Becker has put thought into which spaces should happen first for the biggest impact and encouragement. Because even though it's wonderful to have a minimalist garage, it may not be the best place to start and get the whole house done.

Our home has been trending towards minimalist in nature for a while now. And I'm happy to share with you that this little book helped us take a few more steps in the minimal direction. I loved all the checklists for the different areas. As well as the facts about living space and stuff consumption sprinkled throughout.  The Notes section is full of great resources for further reading as well.

Here'…