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Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's still Thursday, and I'm still thankful

Oh, so thankful, for so many things!

(This is my four hundredth post!!)

My beloved friend Ruth spent the last five days with us.  We ate good food, worshiped together, laughed together, spent lots of time talking (and staying up late) and reconnected like it had been six days instead of six months since we'd been together.  She is an incredible gift from God.

Lord willing, we'll visit Ruth and her husband over spring break.  I am so thankful for friends like them (and Sara, who has also been such a blessing to me lately--as always)!!

I am thankful for the ways God makes His word and will abundantly clear to me.  Like this week, I heard Romans 8 three days in a row.  And I heard this message, over and over, just in slightly different words--God using His people to speak to me:
"Life won't always be easy.  Just because you believe in Me doesn't mean things will always work out the way you want them to.  But My will will always be done, and I always have your best interests in mind.  I love you, and you have a lot of friends and family who love you, too.  I will bless you in ways you would never have imagined.  I will always take care of and provide for you.  Simply trust Me in all things--you have nothing to worry about or fear.  You are My child, little one, and that means you are always in My care."
My darling husband--who has such a servant's heart--cleaned out the massive (and disgusting) clog in our kitchen sink this past week, and fixed the drippy pipe.  I never realized how much I generally take my kitchen sink for granted, of all things, but I learned how much I should appreciate it when I had to do dishes in the bathroom!

Every semester I have classes that get me so excited to learn.  This semester, I'm excited about all of them!  I have English, theology, history and science classes, and (as mentioned in a previous post) I'm taking volleyball and soccer.  By the end of this semester I'll be done with my general education (yes, after four years).  I like and greatly respect all of my professors, and I know this is going to be a great semester.

I am so thankful for our home, and even the never-ending responsibility of keeping it clean and in order.  We have such a lovely place to live, which I appreciate all the more since Joshua rearranged last weekend--it's fun to have a "new" space in which to live.

This week has been so bitterly cold, which has made me all the more thankful for our car!  Especially with having Ruth here, it has been wonderful to have our own transportation.  I am, however, looking forward to warmer temperatures and walking/biking weather again!

I'm also thankful for new followers here and new friends on Facebook!  If you're new here, please comment and introduce yourself--I can't wait to get to know you!

"Be joyful always," Paul wrote, "pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)  This is my prayer for me, and for you, today and always.


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black tag diaries, The Fontenot Four, There's Just One Mommy, Lovely Little Whimsy, Loved and Lovely

2 comments:

  1. I love your use of adjectives: lovely, darling, etc. :) And the post in general, of course. - saying hi from Carina's

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  2. ewww... kitchen sink clogs! glad joshua was able to clean it out for you:) doing dishes in the bathroom is never fun! glad you had a great time with your company! best wishes for an exciting new semester!! xoxo

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