1. The warm and beautiful weather we’ve had the last couple of day! It’s funny how much the sunshine can affect my mood!
  2. The kids learning to ride their bikes, and seeing them helping each other.
  3. Casting Crown’s new album. I haven’t listened to all the songs yet, because I keep listening to my favorites over and over. So far my favorites are Just Be Held, Dream for You and Love You with the Truth. So much meaning in these songs!
  4. Listening to Casting Crowns reminds me how blessed I am to have the Bible, music and Christian books in my own language to encourage me.
  5. A hand written card in the mail yesterday! Oh how I love real cards with nice notes! :)

What are you thankful for today?

Saturday night we were getting ready for church (we have services on Saturday night). I didn’t have time to do my hair, so into a plain bun it went. Even though Cameron was back from his trip, I felt like I wasn’t seeing him as much as I wanted. I was tired of breaking up the little spats between Gracia and Little Dude. And on top of that as I walked out the house, I noticed how cluttery it was. Hadn’t I just been cleaning up????

It hit me…I was making a mental (okay maybe I was voicing it) unthankful list. As I thought about it I realized:

  • Maybe I didn’t have time to do my hair nicer, but I did have time to paint my toes, touch up my make-up and change clothes.
  • The reason Cameron’s been busy is because of the jobs he’s been getting. Hadn’t we prayed for God to provide? And here I am grumbling about it when He does.
  • Even though being with the kids all day, everyday can get exhausting at times, haven’t I always wanted to be a stay at home mom?
  • Maybe the house wasn’t perfect, but at least the dishes were done.

Since that Saturday night, I’ve continued to catch myself making unthankful lists and have had to┬áconsciously┬áremind myself to turn them into thankful lists.


Today I’m thankful for so much!!

  • I’m VERY thankful for little Benjamin, my nephew born early this morning!!! :)
  • I’m also thankful for my other little nephew, on the other side of the family, who’s 2 now! :) I love being an Aunt!
  • Sold our washer yesterday.
  • Had a potential buyer come look at our trailer last night.
  • Have a buyer for the TV and PS3 – I’m getting really excited about going back to no TV.
  • The opportunity to go get special training for foreign missions!
  • New tires on the car!
  • Have I mentioned I’m thankful for baby Benjamin??

What are you thankful for today?

Right now I’m thankful for:

  • Nice neighbors who let Gracia jump on their trampoline.
  • That I FINALLY got the weed-eater out and the yard looks better!
  • For Gracia’s bumble bee dress that she looked so pretty in today. Thanks Mom and Dad!
  • Yarn on I found on clearance yesterday!!!
  • Hubby making eggs for supper. :)
  • A VERY relaxing weekend!
  • The people God has put in my life that encourage me and make my life brighter.

What are you thankful for right now?

  • My brown heels I bought a couple years ago with birthday money from my parents.
  • Seeing a woodpecker pecking on our tree.
  • Singing Draw Me Nearer in church, I love those old hymns!
  • That I can have God’s peace right now! (Philippians 4:6-7)
  • Gracia’s giggles. :)

What are you thankful for today?

I wasn’t going to post anything today, because I didn’t have anything ready to go, but then I read a post at Living So Abundantly with a list of things she was grateful for and I decided I’d do a similar post today too!

I’m grateful for:

  • Our new-to-us Honda CRV, and that we were able to once again buy a car with cash!
  • The snow we got yesterday!
  • The snow ball fight I had with Gracia this morning.
  • The hot oatmeal we ate to warm us up after our snow ball fight.
  • The big box of books our new neighbor brought over for Gracia.
  • I got another Christmas gift out of the way this morning, and the best part was this one was bought with my swag bucks I’ve been saving! Woo-hoo!
  • All the many ways God has provided for us, sometimes it overwhelms me!

What are you grateful for today?

Whenever I make a thankful list, I’m always overwhelmed at how much I have to be grateful for, but I seem to forget that until I make a conscious effort to think of things I’m thankful for. So today I’m going to share my thankful list with you. Some of the things are big things and some are little, but sometimes the little things are the ones that make my day.

  • I can’t tell you how glad I am that I have Christ in my life, and that I no longer have to struggle with doubt of my salvation!

  • I’m very grateful for Cameron in my life. He makes me laugh, gives me pep talks when I need them and sometimes sends me random texts asking how my day’s going. :)

  • Gracia is the funniest little girl I know! I love here wake-up hugs, excitement over the littlest things and taking her with me pretty much everywhere I go!
  • Our little home is little, but it keeps us warm in the winter and cool in the summer and gives us a place to be together as a family.
  • Even though we have had our share of vehicle problems, I’m thankful right now both the car and moped are running fine!
  • I was very blessed to have grown up in a loving and Christian home. As a kid I didn’t know there were so many other kids living in broken, abusive and unloving homes.
  • I’m thankful for the Bible in my language. There are thousands of languages without the Bible, but I’m blessed to have at least 3 English Bibles sitting right here in my house.
  • I’m thankful for the other blogs that I read because they inspire and encourage me.
  • Thankful for a sunny day today, and that we have lots of sunny days here in Texas.
  • And I’m thankful for air conditioning to go along with these sunny days!


“Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4

What are you thankful for today?


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