Thursday, July 5, 2007

Thankful Thursday

This week I'm thankful for:
--The Forty Day Fast
--That my worries about feeding my children are about what they eat, not if they will
--How random surfing lead me to be so convicted about global poverty
--For organizations such as Compassion International, World Vision, and Samaritan's Purse for being the hands and feet of Christ
--That I've actually stuck to my pledge to cut out the six C's (chocolate, chips, cola, cookies, cake,candy) this month (I know it's only been four days, but those are probably the hardest ones, especially with a holiday!)
--Our freedom to worship publically
--The freedom we have in Christ Jesus
--A child's excitement at seeing fireworks for the first time
--Fireworks--flame tests in action! (Maybe I should buy some sparklers as a demo?)
--Our church's one year anniversary

14 comments:

Training Hearts said...

GREAT LIST! Have a wonderful 4th!

Denise said...

Awesome thankful thursday list, bless you.

eph2810 said...

Thank you so much for sharing the link to the 40-day fast...
You are so right - we are truly blessed in abundance with food and we shall not forget how blessed we are.
I am so happy that your children had a great time at the fireworks.
Happy anniversary to your church.

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

Be blessed today and always.

Dana said...

Great list. I wish my son enjoyed fireworks, he stayed inside watching a movie while we were outside w/ the neighbors. He eventually fell asleep! Happy anniversary to your church.

Changed by His Love said...

Wonderful list! Thank you for sharing and reminding us all to be involved in being the hands and feet of Christ.

devildogwife said...

You are right -- we are very blessed to live in a country where we can worship openly without reserve and not worry about what might happen. God bless you this week.

Gloria said...

"That my worries about feeding my children are about what they eat, not if they will"

I have never thought about it that way. You are so right. Thank you for sharing your list, have a blessed weekend!

Alycia said...

I also loved your thought about worrying about what to feed your children, not if they will eat...

We support Samariatans Purse through joining in with Operation Shoebox and it has been an amazing experience!! My children love preparing their boxes each Fall to mail away. We even recevied a picture and letter from a family in Russia who wrote to us in thanks. It was awesome!!

Blessings to you this week!

Lyndy said...

Great list and all wonderful things to be thankful for.

Have a blessed day.

~Lyndy~

Dandelion Momma-Janis said...

Beautiful list. Thanks for sharing!

Deena said...

Very good, and very true...we are so blessed to have abundance, and must never forget those who struggle just to survive. Praise God for men like Franklin Graham and others!

Cmommy said...

Amen on the church anniversary! I have a heart for new churches.

The 6 "C"s---hhmm, this is a great idea! If I cut them out of my daily food, I'd not be worrying about the snaps on my jeans. :-)

Brenda said...

What an inspiring list! And, blessings to you on your 40-day fast... may you grow ever deeper in our Lord! Thank you for blessing me today. :)

Hopeful Spirit said...

A 40 day fast? Wow! I can't even imagine how hard that must be . . .