Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday!

I am thankful with a grateful heart this week for:

Obedience - Now, that might sound silly, but I have witnessed pure obedience this week in a person and I just gotta say, I am SO proud of that girl! If she is reading this, and I suspect she is, then I hope she will know divinely that I am speaking about her. It took guts to be completely obedient and she did it! Her road has been bumpy and it may still be bumpy, but she doesn't have to care what others think, she was being obedient and she is leaving all the consequences up to Him. Rock on girl!

Daddy's Birthday - Tomorrow is the 13th - Friday the 13th, but it's also my dad's birthday! Wahoo for him! He isn't really all that "down" with birthdays like me, and he is reading this thinking, "where's my present?" and he should know by now that it's not ready and I probably won't get around to sending it till next week. Sorry Daddy!! :) This week is packed, but I haven't forgotten and I love you. I absolutely love you! :)

Calm/Storm - I am most grateful this week for the calms and the storms that rage around us. Sometimes the news of change can be perceived in two different ways. We were looking at it in a sense of good and our dear friends were receiving the same news with fear and hurt. How can that be? I am not really sure the ins and outs of it all, but all I can say is the peace we feel is only from the Lord. I don't know what the future holds in regards to this change taking place, but I do know that He is in control and we will rest in that. Bring the Rain!
Friends - I have a dear friend in Texas that just started a blog. Her name is LeRay and she is incredible. Her and Chris used to serve with us at FBA and I miss them. Please go visit her and leave her a comment...just say Hi! She loves comments!! :) She posted about a mutual friend of ours coming for a visit with their kids...I miss them both so much. Truly wonder and great women of God who taught me a lot about pressing on and keeping up my house with child. I am better for knowing them.
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ellen b said...

Great things to be thankful for. Blessings on your journey of change and storms and calm :)

Denise said...

Wonderful thankful list, bless you.

Angie said...

What a great post! I am thankful for the calm too...and especially for the rain He brought to us in SE Alabama/NW Florida this week! The storm came...but the rain was needed!
Have a blessed weekend!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

A wonderful thankful list! Happy Birthday to your Dad :)

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Karen,

What a wonderful list. Happy Birthday to your Dad. Friends are so wonderful aren't they. I am so glad for the wonderful friendships I am meeting here.

In his endless love,

Angel ( Angel Mama )

Melanie said...

What a wonderful list! I didn't even realize it was Friday the 13th until you said it! Happy Birhtday to your dad!

eph2810 said...

I am only a day behind on catching up. My week was packed full too :)

How neat that someone close to you was obedient - I still have to work on the most days.

I think when the storms rage, we appreciate the calms so much more. But we know that He is right beside us in any storm.

Happy Birthday, Karen's dad :)

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

Be blessed today and always.

Brenda said...

You truly inspire me. Obedience is no small thing. And, Happy Birthday to your dad! I appreciate your thankfulness in the calm/storm. And, I like that song, Bring the Rain! I will visit LeRay's blog. Thank you for sharing your very thankful heart so beautifully. God bless you! :)

Hopeful Spirit said...

Hi Karen: Great list and happy birthday to your dad! :-)

Thanks for dropping by "On the Horizon"!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated) to your dad!
Love the obedience story!

Have a great weekend! :)

Laurel Wreath said...

Arriving a little late to the party, but happy belated birthday to your Dad. This was a sweet post.

DeeDee said...

Hey, Karen. I checked out your friends blog in I know what is wrong w/me....commentolic syndrom. I get the same getty feelings when I see comments or know my email is full...But I told her that now I have bloggeritis!!!