Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 16 of 2014 - Ask, seek, knock

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives;
the one who seeks finds;
and to the one who knocks,
the door will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8
Matthew 7:7 has been my favorite verse for a while now.
God wants us to seek Him.
He wants us to ask Him.
He wants us to knock at His heart. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 15 of 2014

Today is April 10th.

On April 8th my husband and I celebrated 25 years of marriage. It is amazing to think how long we have been married and yet it feels like just a few days ago that we started on this journey together. Today I am thankful that we have stayed the course and made the other person more important than ourselves at times. We had planned years ago a big celebration but circumstances being what they are we decided to make it more intimate and stay at the same hotel that we stayed for our wedding night. My hubby surprised me by taking me to our church and renewing our vows. It was just us and our Pastor and his wife. I am so thankful for my hubby that knows just the right gift for me. We then went to the church where we were married and took a tour and remembered where we met and the time that we spent there. We had a wonderful time just us and the hotel was not busy at all, in fact we were the only ones in the dining room for dinner. This is the first time that we had been away from our children (ages 10 & 14) for 24 hours. So thankful for the time that we could spend just focusing on each other. We are ready to go another 25+ years.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Twenty-five

T     Twenty-five years ago today

W     we started on this journey as husband and wife.

E     Each with their own thought of what a marriage would be

N    not realizing that each marriage is unique to each couple.

T     Together we've learned we're not perfect

Y     yet have loved each other none the less.


F     Fun times, bad times, gains and losses

I      I wouldn't change them.

V     Very much in like and in love for-

E     ever we will be.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 14 of 2014

Today is April 3rd.

Today I am thankful for the sunshine. I am so blessed to live in an area that gets abundant sunshine. I have felt better with the longer days and more sunshine. I think that maybe another reason I feel better is because I have something that I am looking forward to in 5 days. More about that...in 5 days. Hope your April Fool's Day was okay. My youngest had a much younger school mate  get him about having his shoelaces untied. He was such a good sport about it and the school mate was so cute.

And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
Deuteronomy 4:19
 
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Psalm 84:11
 
He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
Psalm 104:19
 
Thank you Lord for the sun.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 13 of 2014

Today is March 27th.

One quarter of the year has passed.

This past week we remembered my mother and step-father's anniversary on the 21st, my father's passing on the 25th and my niece's birthday on the 25th. My mom has been a widow longer than she was married to either my dad 13 years or to my step-dad 6 years. She is doing well. We are so blessed to live in the same town as my mother, brother, my hubby's mother and his two sisters. Today I am thankful for the closeness of family.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 12 of 2014

Today is March 20th.

Today I am thankful that my MIL has hearing aids. She has only had then for 10 days and we can feel and hear the difference. Her television is quite a bit quieter. My oldest was so excited to be able to sit in her room and talk to her and watch some TV with her without getting a headache. My hubby and I are in countdown mode for a special night for the two of us. Hope you have a good week.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thankfulness Thursday Week 11 of 2014

Today is March 13th.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe
 
Hebrews 12:28

Did you read that? We are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Thankful today for what lies ahead.

This song really spoke to me today.

Hope your week (and mine) goes well.

Happy St. Patrick's Day