Thursday, October 28, 2010

Good Morning Friends,  I pray this post finds you filled with His grace, joy and peace and that you have a Thankful Heart today and each day.  You know I've shared previously that when we made our major life change and left our home state of California to move to our beautiful Colorado, there were several personal decisions I made. The first decision is that, in my life, there were to be no regrets concerning this move; I didn't want to look back but to look forward and to rejoice in this day that the Lord has given.  My second decision was to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in all things.  I'm sorry to say,in the past, that I've always been a gal who looked at the glass half empty instead of half full and I seriously wanted to change that.  My hubby has always been such a positive guy and I really wanted to be more like him.  Then about five months after we moved here, my daughter introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging; little did I know how you all would impact my life and how much a part of me you'd become.  I've always loved writing because it expresses what is in my heart.  I found that your blogs also helped me to abide more in His presence, because you are a sweet aroma to the King.  You have blessed me more than I ever would have thought possible and I am so very thankful for you today.  I'm thankful for my dear sister Lynn, over at SUM, for being our hostess this month; Lynn and I've become good friends over the past several years and she is someone I hold close to my heart.
Today I am thankful that although we have frost on the ground we don't have snow yet!  I am thankful that the wind is supposed to quit today and the day should warm up to the high 50's or 60's.  I am thankful for the study I'm going to this morning and the friends I'll see there.  I am thankful for how the Lord continually uses Beth Moore around this country, around the world, to encourage and teach women.
I am thankful for my beloved and who he is.  What an incredible man the Lord has given me.  I am thankful for my daughters, their hubbies, their kiddos.  I am thankful that my brother celebrated a milestone birthday yesterday~he turned  I am thankful that I can rest in my God who not only numbered all my days but knows everything about me and loves me still.  I'm thankful my autumn quilt top is done and now I get to hand quilt it.  I'm thankful for you my friends and how you bless me.
Stop and look around today, see how many things you can give thanks for. 
Hugs, Noreen
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  1. That is a good word: no regrets! I enjoyed visiting your blog. God bless you.

  2. I love it...NO REGRETS!! I loved reading your heart today...and thankfulness that flows from it.

    Blessing on your day.

  3. What a wonderful way to embrace life!!! Hugs,

  4. Your post spoke to me today,as you shared how you were not going to "look back" after you moved from CA to CO....and you were going to see your glass as half full vs half empty. I have made an effort to do that with my own glass and as we prepare to move to a retirement home and mostly likely a new area...I need to embrace the future too and not look back!
    Love how God uses others to speak to us...Blessings on your day.

  5. What a grand post! Thankful our God gives us the grace and His Spirit to help transform us when we see these things about ourselves. Hope your weekend is grand. My brother said they were talking up to 18 inches of snow in the hills above Fort Collins. GLORY. I'm just hoping for a heavy enough frost tomorrow morning to stop all the allergy stuff. Although I do LOVE snow.

  6. Hi Sweet Lady,
    Your thankful heart is such a blessing to me today!
    I love Colorado and have a brother who lives in Ft.Collins. God willing we will make a trip out there sometime. =)
    Blessings to you and yours!

  7. What a great post. I agree with you that my life too have been so enriched by blogging. My goal was to find Christians that I can learn from. I have made some wonderful friends that are full of encouragement and inspire me on my Christian walk. You my friend are one of those. Thank you for writing your BlOG

    Blessings & Hugs

  8. Keep on blogging God's word, we do not know whom we bless today, am bless, and more blessings coming your way.

  9. Hi! Noreen, WoW, You are a Sweet Blessing yourself! Girlfriend I get excited to know that when I started Blogging I had no idea who the Lord would bring me, but here I sit almost a yr. now and have been so Blessed to meet you and the encouragement that you; my friends have brought me! It really strengthens your personal walk everyday!! Love It!! Thank you Jesus for my "Bloggy (Friends)~ and Sisters in Christ!!

  10. I am thankful we don't have snow for Halloween.
    Your thankful posts always lead me to make a list in my head of all that I am thankful for.
    Did I ever tell you Ty is in Police Academy? It last till April. He loves it and seems so much happier than he was in Kansas. He is also working as a security guard at Target and likes that too.

  11. Great testimony and blog. My husband and I love Northern CA and Colorado as well and have often pondered retiring to the mountains. I hope we can do that, Lord willing, and be able to enjoy the move and changes with no regrets as you have. God bless you!

  12. Attitude of gratitude. We all need to work on that.

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog!! So wonderful to meet you!

    What a huge step,but so glad you are looking for the positive. I am the positive one and my husband tends to be the negative one. Funny how God pairs us up!

    Blogging is so wonderful!! I have met so many great,Christian women-young and older- that I adore.


  14. What a beautiful post my friend. NO REGRETS!

    I'm glad I stopped by...needed the inspiration and uplifting of your sweet message!



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