Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I don't participate in many of the daily things you can get involved with here in blogdom. But, I just can't get away from this day. It reminds me of what God has given me and it "pumps me up". So here is my list.
And- by the way--thanks for reading!

I am remembering today that God has asked us to be thankful in ALL things.
So first thing.
I am thankful that the jeweler is going to replace the tiny emerald that fell out of my ring. My hubby gave it to me this past anniversary- when he got down on his knees and asked me to marry him again. The first time was not really the most romantic experience. So he bought me a coupler for my engagement ring and proposed to me while we were at church. I was very surprised when he walked up to me with 20 multicolored long stem roses. We have been married 18 years and dated 2. I thought, how sweet. But then when he got down on his knees and said, "I am going to do this right this time, would you marry me again?" --my heart cried.
God has grown us both up and after 18 years of marriage--I love my man!
Couldn't always say that. So-- thank you Jesus!
Next, I thank God that I am going to get all the little details done that have to be done before we leave tomorrow for our next conference in N.C.
I thank him that when I thought I had three weeks left to get all the supplies ready (we will have about 28 kids)and found out I only had about a week and a half-----it all still
worked out great.
Our boxes are packed and on their way to the mountains.
And that reminds me--I am soooo happy that on Saturday I will be back in the mountains I love. I will get to see both of my brothers and meet a new nephew that I have not gotten to meet yet.
And last, before this gets to long, I am thankful for the voice of the Holy Spirit. I am thankful that when I listen--HE STILL SPEAKS. The Bible says that His sheep hear his voice. So I am not sure I like being compared to an animal that is dumb--but I do know that when I am following close by my shepherd---I will hear His voice. And can I tell you-- the sound of His voice in my spirit is so sweet. He still talks--He really does.
Speak Lord --your servant is listening.

Ya'll have a fantastic day in the Lord. And don't forget to thank Laurel Wreath for hosting TT for our missing Iris. For more TT go on over to Laurel Wreath and check out the other ladies.


Laurel Wreath said...

Have a great time in the Mountains! Hope it is cool for you. The story of you husband is very sweet, I am sorry you lost the stone, but thankful it will be replaced.

Have a great time on vacation!

Sue said...

How precious of your husband!
Have a great weekend.

CrownLaidDown said...

Praying for your time at the mountains and with your group and family. I love that your husband did that---way to go K.!
Love ya!

ellen b said...

Beautiful, I want to listen and hear too. Blessings on your marriage and your mountain time!

Shelly said...

Loved the story of his marriage proposal (again).

Have a blast in the mountains girl!

Changed by His Love said...

How sweet that he did all that!!! What a special man you have there. Hope your time in the mountains is wonderful. Many blessings to you.

Halfmoon Girl said...

That brought tears to my eyes. Your marriage is a testament to the grace and power of God! What a wonderful memory. Hope you have a great time away and touch hearts for Christ!

Jenny said...

Oh, I love that story about your husband. That is so sweet!

And thank you so much for checking in on me. I had not read my Bible yet today but I immediately took a break and did that. I read over Psalms 139 which is just resonating in my heart right now.

Blessings to you my friend!

Denise said...

How lovely, and romantic. Bless you dear.

Karen said...

Have an awesome weekend!

Connie Barris said...

That is the sweetest thing.. your husband asking you to marry you in the church.... which to me represents.. that God was so right in the center of your marriage...

How cool....

MelanieJoy said...

hummm 28 kids in the!?!? hehe
Seriously I know it will be a blast and I'm envious. Enjoy the
family too.

Hopeful Spirit said...

Congratulation! Sounds very romantic.

Have a great time.