Monday, March 14, 2011

in everything ... give thanks

No exceptions.  God didn't tell us to give thanks when we feel thankful.  He wants us to give thanks no matter what we feel ... as a matter of fact ~one that we all know, but bears repeating anyway~ it is more important to give thanks when we don't feel thankful.  But that isn't the case for me today.  Despite the drama in our house, we still had a great weekend.  We enjoyed quite a bit of really good family time, not to mention the time spent some time with great friends. 

And so, my list continues ...

52. a quiet supper with my husband
53. knowing that the kids are well cared for and enjoying their time
54. going to the funeral home and seeing peace on the faces of the family
55. Dads taking the kids on field trips
56. enjoying breakfast and easy conversation with good friends
57. realizing that we could have talked all day and most likely not run out of topics
58. LB spending the afternoon with a friend and coming home with boosted spirits (thank you, my friend!!!)
59. fresh, honest perspective from my SS class
60. Sunday afternoon naps
61. choir practice
62. two sweet ladies from church who treated our family to supper after choir practice (fortunately for them, the kids were free since it was Sunday)
63. a trip to the library
64. my baby getting a library card and being excited about checking out his first books all by  himself!
65. a safe place to ride out today's storm and the kids basically being oblivious to what was happening outside since they were playing with friends
66. Ronnie figuring out how to fix my internet!
67. seeing the beginnings of understanding through a tough situation


Craig said...

I’m here from Ann’s – just took a while to get here :)

First of all – amen it’s so important to give thanks when we don't feel thankful.

And because you’re one step ahead of so many people who don’t look for the rainbow from the storm, and because I know this by heart because I’m memorizing Philippians – My prayer is that your heart may increase ever more in more in knowledge and every kind of perception so my favorite from your list this week is: 67. seeing the beginnings of understanding through a tough situation

Thank you for this, and God Bless and Keep you and all of yours.

Donna said...

This is a beautiful post, Jennifer! I am so thankful that God is all-knowing and He cares when we hurt...also thankful for good friends who help heal young, wounded hearts... :)

Blessings to you today~