Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful with a grateful heart this week for...

Christ in my Life - I have said it a hundred times, I would just be a puddle of mess without Him! He is my Rock, my Source of strength, my Guide. He did the ultimate in Love by sending His Son to this earth to pay the penalty for my sins. He sent the Holy Spirit to overtake my conscience and make me realize my need for a Savior. Praise the Lord!

Working Out - Yeah, I know, you are thinking, who is thankful for working out. Oh, I am ladies, I am! I started with my personal trainer this week and it's hard, but girls, I can taste and see the end project - me thinner and healthier, and I WANT THAT. I want life and I am actively choosing it.

My Boo - He blows my mind so many days with his memory of trips and times he has done special things with people. He was recalling last week and Chuckie Cheese and then he was thinking about our trip to FL and going to Busch Gardens with his Papaw and seeing elephants! He is one of the greatest gifts the Lord has given me...which is why working out is so important, so I can be here to enjoy him.

Birthday Month - Oh my sweet mercy, if you didn't know, it's BIRTHDAY MONTH!!! ALL month! Come BACK for more! Addendum: It's Terri at In His Hands birthday today! She is participating in Thankful Thursday! Drop by her site!!

Old Job/New Job - I have one week left at the Landscape Company and then I will have some days off and then begin training and working in my preschool room. It's bitter-sweet really. I will be sad to leave Tri Scapes and the people there, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my boys.

The Lord grows my heart each day for more of Him...I am learning that when that happens it's because He wants more of me too.

Be Blessed today!

Love,

Karen

16 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

Karen you are TOO cute with the birthday month...and you are making me feel old...stop it! =)))

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH TO YOU!

Nise' said...

I love it that you have a birthday month! Happy 30th Birthday all month long!

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday Month...you are making me feel old too but go for it, you only turn 30 once. There is so much to be thankful for isn't there? I just love your blog header.....I love those flowers!
Blessings

ellen b said...

Yikes did someone say a mere 30 years. Blessings on your next 30 and beyond...

Lynn said...

Karen,

I always know you will be around for TT and I am delighted to stop in here and hear your heart for Jesus.

Also, good for you and your new workout commitment. You go girl.

Lovely as always, L&H, me

Denise said...

Bless your precious heart always.

maiylah's snippets said...

you go, girl!! :)
i think i need a work-out, too ... lol.

happy birthday month to you and to your family!

Blessings

Tarrah said...

I am with you on being thankful for working out. It is such a since of accomplishment and you feel so great! Congrats on the new job, it's going to wonderful to spend more time with the boys. God Bless!

eph2810 said...

I don't think that it is ever too much to recognize that Christ is a huge part of our lives :) - I am know that I am thankful for that every.single.day.
You go, girl. I am thrilled that you are taking the time to get in shape, not only spiritually, but also physically.
It is so fun to see how the surroundings influence our kids growing up :)
My birthday month is next month - hehe...
How exciting to get ready for a new job...

Thank you so much for sharing your thankfulness with us this week.
Be blessed today and always.

Mary said...

I love the puddle of mess without Jesus! It gave me a vivid picture that I am nothing without Him. Happy birthday month to you. Celebrate!! Glad you have chosen to take care of yourself with the exercise. It's good to grow in discipline! Ugh! :) Blessings on your day.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

I share your birthday month! Mine is today! :)

I need you to bottle your enthusiasm for working out and Fed Ex it to me. :)

Enjoyed your list--as always!

Ella said...

Karen (You have the same name as my daughter)

Great list, and happy birthday.

Thanks for stopping by my place.

Have a great day.

Angie said...

Wonderful thankfulness! Now on the "working out"....hmmmm....I am glad you are adding that---just don't make me go too. :) hee hee.
Your list is inspiring! I had to mentally add some of these to my own (didn't change my post though), you gave me good reminders!

Sharon said...

Okay, so you've reminded me that I need to go do my daily walk on the treadmill, and to be thankful for it. ;-)

I'm happy for you that you are starting now (at 30 ~ Happy Birthday!)to get healthy.

Many blessings to you!

Michele said...

Looks like we have a lot in common here in GA. Great list.

Hopeful Spirit said...

Congrats on the new job. What a wonderful adventure you are beginning!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all celebrating.