Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I am thankful for the ability to take long walks with those I love, enjoying warm summer days.
I am thankful for how friendly people are in our little Colorado town, and how they stop to visit with children and adults.
I am thankful for our entire family going camping together tomorrow, in a new state, in a new state park.
I am thankful for chocolate and marshmallows and the light of campfires where the family tells stories.
I am thankful for weird, wacky weather here; one minute it is sunny and the next we have thunder.
I am thankful and filled with gratitude to the young gal from our church family who will dog sit for me so we can go camping.
I am thankful for the body of Christ, the community here in Colorado, the church family in California and for the body of believers I have met on the internet and blogs.
I am thankful for friendships I have made with my sisters via their blogs-L.D. bless you today.
I am thankful that I live in a time like this.
I am thankful for our country and the freedom to worship, to display things of faith and not worry about persecution.
I am so filled with praise to my Maker for the abundant life He has blessed me with and the time to enjoy this life.
What are you thankful for today?
They cry Holy, Holy is the Lord
Recently John and I spent a week near Yosemite, California. We had an amazing time visiting this national treasure; one we've been to many times. Each time I go I am awestruck by the beauty of our world and the creativity of my God who laid this out for our enjoyment.
I love waterfalls of all sizes, even man-made and nature always makes me reflect on the Creator. What a loving Father we have that would give us such priceless gifts just for our pleasure. Hopefully though we don't need to go to national parks to enjoy the beauty of His world, His creation; may we see His Hand in the small things as well as the big things that adorn our world each day. Each day as I walk in our little neighborhood I try to appreciate the flowers, the birds, the smells and praise Him for all that He has blessed me with.
Take time today to enjoy the world around you and let Him know how thankful you are.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Through the exhibition and my training of the dog I have come to make a parallel observation in the spiritual realm; in walking through this life if we take our eyes of the Lord we will get into trouble and often loose our way. He is the author and finisher of our faith and He will lead and guide us but we must continually look to Him and not at our surroundings.
If anyone was to ask me who the luckiest woman on earth is I would quickly reply that I am for I married my best friend, the love of my life and just celebrated 30 years of marriage to this wonderful man. I met John when I was just 14 yrs old and although we didn't date for another 7 years, he was always the one who caught my eye the way others didn't. John can be described as steady, faithful, loyal, giving, abundantly patient especially with me. He is a friend to all and always eager to help others. John is gifted in wood working and loves working on projects with his two grandsons. He is an avid golfer; any sport he attempts he plays well. His grandchildren are a joy and he is always there, ready and waiting to spend time with them.
I have been blessed by the husband of my youth and I thank God for giving me this man.
I love you babe.
Photo: June 2008 Estes Park CO.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
I'm mostly thankful for the greatest Friend of all, who willingly gave His Life that I might have life abundant and eternal, filled with His grace and Spirit. I am blessed beyond measure.