Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thankfulness on Thursday

I am joining other bloggers who devote space on their site each Thursday to gratefully acknowledge the Lord's providences and blessings of the past week. 

Today I thank the Lord for...

The birthday of two of my favorite guys, my husband and my second son. Yes, they share a birthday; how cool is that? I am grateful for them both and I love them so!

A joint birthday celebration with friends

And, in keeping with the birthday theme, my dog Darcy and her assumed birthday on Monday (we don't know her actual birthdate but my friend who has her brother has determined it to be September 10 and so it is)

The start of a new session of Bible study and the 25 or so ladies that attended Tuesday

Friends who email and text to tell me they are praying for me and want to know, really, how it went

Friends who express confidence in the Lord's gracious provision when I teach and tell me so both before and after Bible study

The Word of God that is living and active and powerful and sufficient

Text conversations with kindred spirits about everything from books to melancholy funks

Really good books

Cooler temperatures and beautiful fall weather, not to mention football season. Have I mentioned fall is my favorite?

Mornings out on the porch

The smell of bread baking in my bread machine

The warm welcome of our new group blog Out of the Ordinary. Watch for my inaugural post tomorrow!

What are you thankful for this week?

I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; 
 I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. 
I will be glad and exult in you; 
 I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
~ Psalm 9:1-2


  1. "The Word of God that is living and active and powerful and sufficient"----which is exactly what makes your teaching effective!

    Happy birthday to your husband and son. I shared a December birthday with my father but never enjoyed it when I was a little girl because I always had to share his cake, and I Wanted My Own.

  2. That's neat that your husband and son share a birthday. Looking forward to your post tomorrow.

  3. Happy birthday to your husband and son. I love that they share a birthday; it makes it so special.

  4. September is a big birthday month in your family, isn't it? Happy Birthday to everyone. I couldn't remember if you started your study this week or next - been thinking about you & wondering how it was going. Crazy things here have kept me out of touch, though. And you know I, too, am SOOO glad Autumn is upon us!

  5. Great idea! I'm thankful that you have encouraged me to be more thankful today :)