Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thankful Thursday


"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful." Colossians 3:15

It's time to jot down the things I am thankful for...and if you have been reading my blog the last few weeks, you will know I am thankful for:

My husband's return from Kenya! 17 days is just a long time! I can attest our love and marriage did not suffer, but persevered through this time and I just said this morning that I believe it catapulted us into a deeper love relationship. Awww...

Vacation! I enjoyed my 10 days off of work (including weekends) and really enjoyed being with Boo during that time. He rocks my world, even at 3. :)

Work! Well, sort of...I mean, I am glad I had a place to return to - it's steady income. :) I did, however, give my notice just yesterday!!!! For those keeping up, that was the Change Coming. All mommies should rejoice! I am going to work at our church preschool in August and Boo will be attending there as well. I am thrilled by the opportunity, but it will be sad leaving my current job. I gave a 6 week notice in an attempt to be able to hire and train someone.

Church! Our church is going through some bumps in the road right now, but I may have learned a very powerful lesson this past Sunday night (while sitting in a Business Conference) by watching our Pastor's Wife. I even called her yesterday to tell her what an impact she made on me. We chatted for a while and she gave me renewed hope and perspective about things. The scripture above was the rock I stood on - by letting the peace of Christ rule in my heart. Anything else, well, would just be uncivilized. I think that used to be a commercial.

Babies! My best friend, Jae, is being induced this morning to receive her third child. This pregnancy has not been as smooth as her others, but oh my gracious alive, I just can't wait to find out boy or girl!!! This was not the best day to leave my cell phone on the counter!! Although, gracious hubby is taking it with him, so he can give me the news!!! :)

It's practically July! Is anyone Christmas shopping yet?

For more Thankful Thursdays, visit Iris at Sting my Heart!

--Karen

13 comments:

Denise said...

Such a wonderful thankful list, bless you.

Kim said...

I'm glad your husband returned safely, and I'm happy that you are going to be able to work in your church's preschool. Thanks for sharing.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

So happy for you that your husband is home, safe and sound!
So excited for you to be working at the church!
So thrilled for your friend and her baby--praying for a safe delivery.

That's so funny about shopping for Christmas because I thought of that yesterday! :)

C. R. Morris said...

Great list! I hope you get to find out about that baby soon if you haven't already. BTW, we've had so much rain here that I'll be glad to ship some to you.

Gloria said...

Thank you for dropping by! Your comment made my day. Your husband is a minister...it must be wonderful to be married to a man of God!

Er...Christmas shopping in July?? Oh dear. Isn't that a bit early? Hahaha!

Melissa Lea said...

Thanks for sharing your list. I can't wait to go Christmas shopping!! It's my favorite holiday. I hope your husband had a wonderful time on his trip!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I'm glad your hubby is home and safe. It's hard when hubby's are away for so long. I hope you love your new job. And I'm not Christmas shopping...yet, but I am starting to get my Christmas cards together :)

NspiredByFaith said...

wow! 17 days IS a long time! I'm glad he's back safe & sound! have a great weekend!

Deedra

Crystal said...

What a great list.....so glad your hubby came home safe and sound....
Christmas shopping? I wait until the 24th to do my Christmas shopping..LOL
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am sure you won't be the only one suspicious if I win the purse but I figured it was worth a try....I never win anything...
Blessings

Robin said...

I'm so glad your husband returned safely - and that your marraige is even better! yeah!!!

Alycia said...

What a wonderful list! I am so thankful your husband is home safe and sound and that your marriage is stronger for it! You have a sweet heart and it shines through your posts.

Thank you for also swinging by my place and leaving such a nice comment :) Have a wonderful day!

Jen said...

Praise the Lord for keeping your hubby safe

pleased you had a great vacation

have a blessed week

eph2810 said...

Okay - I always have a hard time thinking of Christmas when we have 110+ degrees outside *smile*...but I really should be start earlier this year. I don't know why I always wait until December to purchase stuff :).
I am so glad that your hubby is back home and you and Boo had a wonderful time together with your family.
Wow - so you did make the change concerning your work. I hope that all will work out well for you. The new job already has one plus - you will be close to your son.

Thank you so much for sharing your thankfulness with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.