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Thursday, April 29, 2010

oh, the joy of being thankful!


I am thankful for Greg and his dedication to making Thursday a day of thanks to our precious Lord for all the He does in our lives. Greg, you are an awesome man and I am blessed to be part of this. Head on over to http://gregsgeneralstore.blogspot.com/ and join in on the fun and be blessed as well.

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I am thankful that I was able to spend a few days last weekend with my mom. I was also able to visit with my sister, brother-in-law and nephew, Nic.  And with my brother, his wife and little nephew, Brandon. I was dealing with a little jealousy (godly jealousy - ha!) that they all live within about 1 mile of each other, when I live 3 hours away, but it sure made it nice to be able to visit them one right after the other.

I am thankful that my 2 sons-in-law are working again after being home for a few months. Pipe-line jobs are great when the work is steady, but sometimes it makes for a few lean months. They will be working together in Arkansas for a few months so I'll be getting some major 'Nana time' as I pitch in to help my girls out while their husbands are out of pocket. They live about 4 miles from each other and about 25 miles from me, but we keep the roads between us well traveled.

I am thankful that I serve a God who can and who does. When I can't, He can and when I don't, He does.

I am thankful for His amazing grace. I love how He dispenses it to me on an 'as-needed' basis. He is so faithful to show me His mercy and love.

I am thankful for a godly husband. Being married to a pastor isn't always easy, but God certainly fills in the gaps that I leave wide open. Thank you, Lord for calling him into the ministry and for allowing me to be part of it. I pray that I walk worthy of this calling and I thank you for equipping us in all things.

I am thankful that our prayers matter to our Lord. I am so thankful that when we cry out He hears. He knows our deepest sorrows and feels our deepest wounds. And He is faithful to carry us on eagles wings and cover us with His mighty Hand. He is always there. He will never let go.
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"Let my mouth be filled with
Your praise.
And with Your glory all day"
Psalm 71:8

Beth

12 comments:

Tammy said...

God is good!

love and hugs~Tammy

Nana Jul said...

Happy TT day!! Our God is Amazing, and I will praise him with you!! I loved this phrase:I am thankful that I serve a God who can and who does. When I can't, He can and when I don't, He does.
Hallelujah! Iron, sharpening iron girl!
Have an awesome day, and praise God you SIL's have work, and you'll get more Nana time!
Love,
Julie

TRUTH SHARER said...

You wrote: "I am thankful that I serve a God who can and who does. When I can't, He can and when I don't, He does."

This one spoke volumes to me today!

thanks sweet sister, for your heart of thanksgiving!

Steph T. said...

I am thankful for your post Beth. You always encourage me with you words for the Lord. I always feel like I've just sat down & had a cup of coffee with you and you know my heart. Love ya!

SusanD said...

Awesome post. I love how you said, I serve a God who can and who does! He's not only able, He's willing. I love that. Thanks for sharing. Safety to your SILs and joy to you for your nana time. Blessings, SusanD

Angel Muly said...

I love your Thankful List and I love your heart!! You are so encouraging. I love the He does and He will part! Just really love your post!! Love and Blessings, Angel

Sandy said...

Several others have already told you. . .this is such a great, encouraging Thankful post. Thank you so much for writing and sharing it!

Faith Imagined said...

How wonderful to live near your grandbabbies! That is quite a blessing!

I am off to check out Greg's blog!

valerie said...

Hi Beth!
I love that you have such a sweet, thankful heart.

Nancy M. said...

What a great list! So glad you were able to spend time with family!

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful thank you's. We do all have so much to be thankful for. My list is huge and I'm grateful to our GOD.

Love you dear sister and glad I was able to visit with you. I prayed over your family side bar photos.

sanjeet said...

praise God you SIL's have work, and you'll get more Nana time!
Love,
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