Ever since I started keeping my '1000 gifts' journal, it has really opened my eyes to the multitude of blessings that God gifts me with every day. It has made me much more aware of the little things I take for granted.
I am so blessed with precious grandchildren. They fill me with more joy than I could ever imagine. Each one is so special and has their own place in my heart.
(Eli, Silas, Mikaela and Mercie R.)
(Bryton and Sawyer H.)
I am so thankful for the precious little baby girl that is growing inside my youngest daughter Ashlie. As I see her stomach grow each week, I am filled with such awe at the goodness of God and the miracle of new life.
I have enjoyed making all sorts of things for this little one and I am so thankful that He has given me the ability to sew and the resources to make it happen!
I just love it when God gives me a Word during my morning bible study time. I love it when a scripture just leaps off of the page and grabs my heart.
"The Spirit of God hath made me, and thebreath of the Almighty hath given me life"(Job 33:4)
I read that yesterday and it just blew me away with the power of the message. Because of Him I have life through the amazing, powerful, mighty breath of God! Oh, breathe on me sweet Holy Spirit!
I am thankful that I can sit out on the patio and read a good book. And a good book is always better with coffee and cookies....
I am deep into "Downpour" by James MacDonald and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, it is a book that you will want to read! It is about desiring and obtaining an encounter with Jesus like nothing you have ever experienced before.
I am thankful that Jimbo was able to go to Las Vegas to see his friend John and minister to him and to Terrylyn. John did make a profession of faith on Saturday and when Jimbo asked him who it was that he asked to be the Lord of his life, John answered, "Jesus Christ". I got to talk to John on the phone for just a few minutes the other day (his attention span is very limited) and it was so good to hear his voice - he sounded just like I remember. I am praising God for the work that He is doing in John's spiritual life and I just know that it is just the beginning of a mighty work that He is going to continue doing! Please continue to pray for the healing of John's short term memory problem.
(Jimbo and John - 4/29/11)
(Jimbo and John - Degray, Arkansas - November 1986. Our first weekend away from our oldest daughters who were then 6 months and 18 months old.)
(Me, Jimbo and Terrylyn)
Thank you, Lord, for friendship that spans the years.. Thank you for ordaining our relationship with John and Terrylyn 27 years ago. Even then You knew that this day would come and You have directed each step that has been taken on this path up until this very day for 'such a time as this'. I praise You for the miracle that has already taken place in John's life in the form of his Salvation. I ask that you continue to strengthen his body and increase his short-term memory. Ease the pain that every movement causes and fill him with unspeakable joy at the indwelling of your Spirit.
I am thankful for:
my first cup of coffee in the morning,
Monday morning bible study,
a sweet husband,
God's magnificent Word,
the beauty of a sunrise and sunset,
the 'slumber party' I had at my daughter Megan's house the other night,
the assurance of my salvation.