30 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 30

I have been so abundantly blessed this year!
  • My adorable grandson was born in January.
  • In February I began a new job, caring for sweet baby K, which I am able to do in my home.
  • My sister-in-law and her kids came for a visit in March.
  • I enjoyed Shakespeare in the Park with two of my daughters and my grandson in April.
  • In May, we spent Mother's Day Weekend at a lovely retreat, and we paid off our first credit card.
  • June brought my 52nd birthday.
  • In July, my youngest son and daughter were each able to go to camp, and we attended the wedding of a friend.
  • August brought a rare girls night out, a 25th birthday dinner with our eldest daughter, and my youngest daughter's friend's quinceanera.
  • My older son bought his first car and got his driver's license in September.
  • In October I took a 10 day vacation to Boston with two of my daughters and my grandson, came home for three days, then left with my husband for a 4 day visit to Seattle. I also saw Jackson Browne in concert with my husband.
  • In this month of November we have already gathered as a family for our day of Thanksgiving, and there are still  leftovers to enjoy; the season of Advent has begun; we have paid off another credit card; and today we celebrate the 18th birthday of our older son.
  • And, the good Lord willing, in 23 days my wonderful husband and I will celebrate 27 years of marriage!

29 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 29

Thank You, Lord, for Your grace.

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

And thank You for my weakness; 
help me to be content and trust in Your strength.

28 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 28

I am thankful for a quiet day spent relaxing and a fun evening spent with three of our kids + one boyfriend and one friend, playing games and laughing . . . a lot of laughing!

27 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 27

My amazing husband spent a good chunk of his day off doing this:
for me!

26 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 26


Wishing you and yours 

a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

25 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 25

James 1

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

24 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 24

1 Timothy 4

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

23 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 23

Today i am thankful for friends and the gift of friendship.

I am thankful for old friends and new friends, for true abiding deep bosom friendships and friendships which lasted only for a season.  I am thankful for friends that i did not even think i would like until i got to know them (and vice-versa) and friends with whom i felt an instant connection.  I am thankful that God created us for one-anothering and that even an extreme introvert such as I am still has a need for friendship.

I am particularly grateful for those special people who know all about me and choose to love me anyway. . . my friends.

22 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 22

Rejoice always,  

pray without ceasing,  

give thanks in all circumstances; 

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

~1st Thessalonians 5:16-18

21 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 21

"O give thanks to the Lord,

for He is good;

for His steadfast love endures forever!"


~Psalm 106:1; 107:1; 118:1; 118:29; 136:1 & 1 Chronicles 16:34

20 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 20

Tonight we celebrated the marriage of a young couple at our church, and I am thankful for young love and time-tested love and the blessings of marriage.

Coming soon ...

On Monday I am hoping to join Dawn for Thanksgiving Tea!

Click her lovely button below to read about her plans for a weekly Advent Tea Journal.

http://dawnathome.typepad.com/by_sun_and_candlelight/tea-journal/

My plan is to post here and link up with her.

19 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 19

Today i am thankful for:
  • my dear friend who takes such good care of my mama
  • my brother-in-law
  • my neighbours

18 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 18

Today i am thankful that i live in a fallen world and that i am broken and in need of a saviour.
And i am thankful that that saviour loves me and you and the politicians and the terrorists and all the rest of the broken people in our fallen world.
And i am thankful that because of His love He was willing to give up everything for us.
And i am thankful that His love now inhabits my broken heart.

Jesus, thank You for loving me; please, please help me to love others the way that You do.

17 November 2015

16 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 16

  • my parents and my childhood
  • my church home
  • the family of God

15 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ days 7-15

God, thank You for my children, my son-in-law, and my grandson:
  • Hannah ~ my firstborn with a beautiful voice.
  • Abigail ~ now a wife and mother herself.
  • Izzy ~ my passionate artist.
  • Faith ~ always independent; studying to be a nurse.
  • Joshua ~ number one son; learning to fly.
  • Luke ~ almost a man already.
  • Victoria ~ my baby; becoming a young woman.
  • Derek ~ son of my heart; loves my daughter.
  • Oliver ~ oh, how i love being a grandmother!
I truly am abundantly blessed.

06 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015~ day 6

“Thou that has given so much to me,
Give one thing more–a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
Thy praise.”

~ George Herbert

05 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 5

Thank You, God, for my husband, Brian.  He is such a wonderful husband and father!  He is generous and kind and a man of integrity.  I am so blessed to have him in my life.  Please help me to love him well and to never take him for granted.

04 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 4

Psalm 100

~A Psalm of thanksgiving.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come into his presence with singing.
Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he that made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise.
    Give thanks to him, bless his name.
For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures for ever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.

03 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015 ~ day 3

  • my husband's job
  • my job
  • having enough money for food, shelter, electricity, gas, and so forth

02 November 2015

01 November 2015

30 Days of Thanksgiving ~ 2015

  • A lovely All Saints Eve getting to know our neighbours, and the bonus of having my 19yo daughter with us
  • Worship and fellowship this morning
  • Brunch date
  • 25yo daughter hanging out with us this afternoon
  • Beautiful weather
This is the day which the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it!