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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday

As this year is coming to a close, I've been reflecting on things past. My, my, what wonderful things He has done in my life.

~The Gentle Shepard came one Tuesday night at two sons were saved!
Thank you Jesus!
~My niece and nephew were saved!
Thank you Jesus!
~Sons and niece were baptized together!
Thank you Jesus!
~BIL and nephew were baptized together!
Thank you Jesus!
~Mom is awaiting a heart transplant. I'm thankful she has been able to wait at home.
Thank you Jesus!

Current Praises!

~Hubby and I both have jobs!
Thank you Jesus!
~We are all healthy!
Thank you Jesus!
~The beautiful display of colors this fall!
Thank you Jesus!
~I paid $1.75/gallon for gas last night!
Thank you Jesus!

Something weird just happened; I paused to read my devotion and the title for it today is "Be grateful for your blessings." How fitting! So, I'll end today's Thankful Thursday with a few lines from it.

Only as you look back do you realize that what you have, is much more important than all the things you don't have.
Happiness doesn't come from getting what you want, it comes from appreciating what God's given you.
Instead of whining and complaining about your lot in life, stop and ask yourself, "What would I take in exchange for what I have?" If you don't know the answer, begin counting your blessings and thanking God for them.

Blessings to you,


K. Tilley said...

What a Beautiful post!! God is truely a wonderful God. May He continue to bless you and your family in 2009.

Daphine said...

Great post! Loved the snippet of your devotion today too!

saleslady371 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Carrie, and your family. What can be better than salvation, especially when we see our family open their hearts to Jesus! Loved the devotion you shared.
Bless you,

Cheryl said...

Great post Carrie. I have noticed the colors this year also. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing you sweet heart!

Cindy said...

There are always things we can be thankful for.
I am thankful today that I have life and breath.
Praying for your mom.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

It is awesome to have the gift of salvation to be thankful for so many times over this year. And that is one good price for gas LOL

Denise said...

Such precious blessings, praise God for these dear souls.

Sherrylinn said...

Praising Jesus with you on all your blessings! In Him ~ Sherrylinn