Tag Archives: Thankfulness

Caulk

Yes, my friends, today I am thankful for caulk.  And while caulk in general is a builder’s friend (“do your best and caulk the rest” – author unknown) and worthy of thanking,  today I’m especially thankful for silicone caulk. ‘Cause when you’re determined to keep up with your walking regime but your sneaker breaks, that silicone caulk comes in really handy!
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Sneakers have been replaced, but that caulk did a great job of filling in the gap between the broken and the new.
Get it – ‘filling in the gap’…..

What little things are you thankful for today?

Pssst – Happy Birthday, Connie! Hope you’ve had a grand day!

Sabbath Rest – My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness!

November – the Thankful Month! We have so much to be thankful for, but most importantly, our hearts should be filled with thankfulness to Him who bore my pain…..

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain;
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again;
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness
And clothed me in His light
And wrote His law of righteousness
With pow’r upon my heart.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside;
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly;
Whose ev’ry promise is enough
For ev’ry step I take,
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who reigns above,
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
Whose ev’ry thought is love.
For ev’ry day I have on earth
Is given by the King;
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow him.

Last Day of the Month

Well, I made it! A thankful-type post every day for the month of November. Phew! I might just say that today I’m thankful that tomorrow is December! But as I looked back over the month, I realized that I never actually gave thanks for the Really Big things in my life.
Like this guy –
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who drives me around the country, still laughs at most of my jokes after all these years, and loves me regardless.
I’m so thankful for him!

Or my Family –
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Kids and grands, sisters and in-laws, nieces and nephews and everyone in between. Whether they are in this picture or not – they fill my heart with thankfulness.
And let me not forget the great thankfulness  I have for our good health, safe travels, resources, coffee, and dark chocolate.

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UntitledThe technology to actually SEE our grandkids when we talk to them, and send them silly Bitmojis (once I figured them out!) when we text  is something I never even knew I could be thankful for.

But please know that I am not just thankful for these things. I am actually Giving Thanks for these (and so many other) things. And I am giving that thanks to my LORD and Savior, King of Kings, LORD of Lords, and Friend to Sinners like me. Without Him these would be empty Thanks indeed.

Thank you for coming along on this Thankful Journey! From the little things like leftovers to the big things like family – may you also be richly blessed with a spirit of Thankfulness.

 

 

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Five Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty Eight

Days that is. Days since August 1, 2004 when we set off on this great adventure.
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5228 days. I cannot say that every one of those 5228 days has been excellent. But the roads we’ve traveled, the friends we’ve made, the ministries we’ve served (even if it involved cleaning toilets) and the opportunities we’ve had to see our Great God in action combine to make days for which I cannot thank God enough.

My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness


My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who bore my pain;
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace
And gave me life again;
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness
And clothed me in His light
And wrote His law of righteousness
With pow’r upon my heart.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who walks beside;
Who floods my weaknesses with strength
And causes fears to fly;
Whose ev’ry promise is enough
For ev’ry step I take,
Sustaining me with arms of love
And crowning me with grace.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To him who reigns above,
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace,
Whose ev’ry thought is love.
For ev’ry day I have on earth
Is given by the King;
So I will give my life, my all,
To love and follow him.

— WORDS AND MUSIC BY KEITH GETTY & STUART TOWNEND COPYRIGHT © 2003 THANKYOU MUSIC