Nov 22, 2009

Sunday Soaking... off centered thanksgiving

Off Center Thanksgiving
Still keeping in the same theme, I'm focusing on the more serious side of my small things that I am thankful for.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

36. Creation. I really abide in God through His creation. I love everything about it. From the stars at night which remind me of how small I am to the intricate details of an eyeball. I am amazed by the Creator God.

37. My 1600 sq ft. home. To some, my house would seem small. It is certainly not a giant home. I love it, it's not too big to clean, it meets all of my needs, and I feel rich in the space we've created. It's my home. I am humbled when I remember that in some parts of the world, entire families live in homes built of cardboard that are smaller than my son's bedroom.

38. My wealth. If I compare myself to other people, I can feel poor. In fact, recently I discovered that my family is just a little under middle class . But I can stay home (mostly) and my husband is home evenings and weekends. All of my needs are met. I have a computer and a car. I am blessed richly. God gives all gifts. I praise His name.

39. My struggles. At this point, life is pretty smooth sailing. No major transitions, no major health concerns. I am thankful for the times that we have struggled, it helps me remember to not take for granted times of peace and prosperity. It makes me realize that God is still God and He is still in control!

40. My husband. He makes me laugh, everyday. He is brilliant, a man of integrity, someone who I am proud of. He is a great handy-man, a plumber and electrician for our home. He works hard, loves me well, and is really good looking. ;)

This is all for today... I will be ramping up the rest of the week! I have 3 days and 60 more things! YIKES!

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7 comments:

  1. All good things are from Him! What a great post about some pretty awesome things:)

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  2. I agree about God's creation! I am always a sucker for a clear night sky. It's amazing to think of God's creativity and placing each of the stars. I feel the same way about sunsets, too. None are the same!

    Happy ICLW!

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  3. God is Great! Our blessings truly are just that...blessings from our heavenly Creator through which all things are good! I have really enjoyed this series of posts.

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  4. Yeah, I live in a trailer. It's plenty enough cleaning, no more, thanks. I do occasionally get to feeling like I should (there's a loaded word, eh? Should?) live somewhere more substantial. Then I just picture my home, with all it's bells and whistles like plumbing and central heating, plopped down in the middle of, say, one of the poorer, more crowded slums of India.

    Then I get down on my knees and kiss the ragged carpet.

    Okay not literally - I mean I do have dogs, after all - but it definitely puts things into sharp perspective really quickly!

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  5. my hubby works the evenings but i have him on weekends

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  6. It's so great to see someone with this positive outlook on the life God has given them! Praise Him!

    Happy ICLW!

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