Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

I am completely amazed at home fast Thursday rolls around! If you blink you'll miss so much! Iris is hosting another Thankful Thursday for us ladies to look back and reflect on all that God does for us each and every day! First of all I am thankful to her for the Thankful thought accountability she provides through this exercise!
  • I'm thankful for the life and breath that God gives me each day! So often I take it for granted, but with the Breath of Life, and the breath he gives we are but dust! Praise God!
  • Well tomorrow the kids are done with school for the year so that's a big YAHOO!!!! We leave Saturday for the Conference grounds and so far the weather looks hot so the pool and lake will be great to be around!
  • I'm thankful for all the growth this year in both Jeremiah and Bekah! They have had a great year (for the most part)! It is amazing to see how they are growing and maturing!

  • I'm thankful for the teachers they have both had this year! They've done a tremendous job, and I appreciate all of them!
  • I'm thankful that Steve will be home tonight! He has been in TC all week! I'm also thankful that things have gone so well with him gone! I don't like having him gone, but the kids and I just plug through!
  • I'm thankful for all the noises I hear outside my window right now: crickets, birds, etc... I'm thankful for all the green outside: Trees, grass, bushes! I love how God greens things up!
  • I looked out my kitchen window this morning and saw this! It was just 6:00 and the sky was brilliant! There was beautiful blue then this big mass! My first thought was "Red in the morning, sailor take warning!" (wondering what the day's weather will bring), my next thought was look at God's creative power! Don't you just love storms! Even though they can be destructive and deadly (that part I don't like, especially for you guys in the tornado, hurricane and earthquake belts), but God is so much bigger and indescribable then we can even imagine!

Psalm 148
1 Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD from the heavens,
praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels,
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for he commanded and they were created.
6 He set them in place for ever and ever;
he gave a decree that will never pass away.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,
9 you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and maidens,
old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 He has raised up for his people a horn,
the praise of all his saints,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the LORD.

So much to be Thankful for this day, don't you think!!!! What are you thankful for!


Susan said...

Wow, what a sunset!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Great list, and I love that Psalm!

I'm praising Him with you today♥

lori said...

WHAT a great list....I am often in awe of the sky and those storm clouds too!
I agree with you...this exercise gives us time to reflect on the blessings....

And welcome him home...I HATE when mine is out of makes you realize how much you miss him, right?

Have a great weekend!!

Diane said...

Great post! I love how God never has the sky look exactly the same way twice! He's absolutely amazing!!! :)

I'm thankful for so many things - my husband, my kids, our home, our church, our friends, our family,..... the list could go on and on....

Cheri said...

Wow- that sky is incredible. I think I better leave quickly for the grocery store before the rain starts!!
Have a great time camping. It does sound like a good time to be there!

Nancie said...

Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Thank God that your children are growing in the Lord. May God bless you and family. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

I, too, saw that brillant sky this morning!! God's handiwork is just amazing!!! Thanks for sharing the pic.

Melanie said...

Hi, Kimberly. I love your list of thankfulness.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Mocha with Linda said...

Love this! (Although the Psalm is really hard to read! The color is awfully light.)

And I'm thankiful for bloggy friends like you!

Nise' said...

Did you enjoy the storms this morning? Looks like you will have a great weekend at the conference grounds! Enjoy!

Angie said...

This was a wonderful POST!!! I love the sky picture--God paints an awesome sky...and the Psalm you choose FITS perfectly! I loved it!...this was perfect ..."his splendor is above the earth and the heavens."
What a blessing He gifts to us each day...if we would only look around and SEE with our hearts.

Darlene said...

Fabulous list. Enjoy the summer and the birds singing.

genny said...

I love the Psalm whole chapter...Thanks for sharing this list of TT. TC

Lisa a.k.a. The Preacher's Wife said...

What a beautiful sunset! Great that you had the presence of mind to photograph it. I always miss those Kodak moments! :)

Denise said...

Blessings to you and your dear children.

sharon said...

oooh.......what a lovely dawn! Thanks for sharing it, God bless you.

Tracy said...

Wow! What a great list! And that picture...beautiful! Your gratitude is a blessing to me!

Cheryl said...

Great picture Kim!! As usual you have a wonderful post. I know you are ready to spend the summer with your children. I am so glad that school is out also!! Happy TT girl!

Shelly said...

There was some good rainfall today and the way the lightning was, shocking yet neat looking.

Take Care

Maisie said...

I'm glad that school is out for your kids. We are out, too. That's neat that you mentioned the growth that you've seen in your kids. I'm thankful for that too, especially the spiritual growth. Plus, two of my daughters are showing me more respect. They are at that pre-teen age. I remember how difficult it was for me.

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