Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday


Iris at Grace Alone is hosting Thankful Thursday for February. Come join in!


♥ I am thankful for God's faithful watching over us. What a blessing to know that he is always thinking about us. It's hard to wrap our (mere mortal) minds around the awesome power of God, but to have His Love and power in our corner every day...to be able to draw on His strength...gives us confidence to trust Him and then love others and share that Love with them.
Thank you Lord for always watching out for us...

♥ Our warm house and the haven of warmth that it is, especially with all the snow and cold weather this winter. I am so thankful that we were able to replace our furnace and A/C a few years ago. Also thankful for our new roof! My prayers are with those who have had to do without electricity and running water due to the storms and downed power lines. Most of our power lines are underground, so we rarely have outages. Lord, please be with those who need their power back on- I pray that is repaired quickly.

♥ I am thankful for the wonderful time with both sides of our family at the wedding weekend we had in Indianapolis two weeks ago. It was so nice to be there and see Karl and Emily's wedding, and be with Lon's siblings and friends of the family. We also got to spend time with Ben, Lisa and Sophie! We were also able to meet up with my brother, Steve, SIL Opal and their daughter, Kristy, her husband Dean and little Corbin! They live in Indiana- Kristy and Dean live and work in Indy. Just a great weekend! Thank you Lord for travel mercies and for blessing us with this precious time with family.

♥ I am thankful that my sister Melissa and her husband and kids are coming to spend a long weekend with us starting tonight! Thankful also that the snow storm that went through their area and ours is over and the roads shouldn't be a problem for their drive- AND that they have a 4-wheel drive! I am so looking forward to some "bff sister time"!!:) Thank you Lord for the close relationship that Missy and I have, and for this time to be together.

♥ I am thankful for my new grand-niece Emma who was born yesterday. My nephew Nick and his wife Meghan are the proud parents and my brother Tom is a first-time grandpa!! Congratulations to all! Thank you Lord for new life, and joy that a precious little baby brings to our families.

♥ Since this is Valentine week, our thoughts turn to the Love that we give and receive. My heart overflows with the love that I receive from my husband, family and friends-- and also my love for them. We are so blessed. We also have that confidence that we are loved unconditionally by our Heavenly Father who teaches us in his Word how to love.

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." I John 4:10-11

Happy Valentines Day!:)

9 comments:

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

What a sweet baby you have there!!! How fun it was to read your post and share in your joys. ~

Apron Senorita said...

That was beautiful. God has truly blessed your with love and family. Tell little Miss Emma hello and welcome to the world!
Yoli :)

Heirlooms For You said...

I enjoyed reading your post. New grandbaby what a blesssing. Carol

Denise said...

Wonderful thankful list.

Elena said...

I just love reading your thankful list. It is such an encouragement to me! I want to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. You are such a sweet blogging friend and blessing to me as I stay home with my Mary girl. Have a blessed weekend with your sister and family. Hugs, Elena

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Yes, I am thankful for electricity as we lost ours yesterday for about 4 hours during the snow storm! Great list!

dana said...

What a great list of "thankfulness"! We all need to take the time to realize the many blessings that do come our way!

Hope you're having a great time with your sis! Dana

BECKY said...

Hi Gal! I am thankful for YOU and your special friendship!! Hope you had a great time with your sis! I wanted to see mine over the weekend, but she and her hubby made plans for a getaway!! Oh well! Me and Maddy will be flying up there in July!!

Have a joyful week, sweetie!
Love you,
Becky

Lisa said...

What a lovely post! Happy belated Valentine's Day! We celebrated with a Valentine party at the Bakery.