Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I Am Thankful To Be A Christian Because........



Group Writing Project
by Hopeful Spirit
Announcing the first-ever group writing project sponsored by
On the Horizon, The Next Step, and Proverbs 31 Woman Wanna Be:
“I am thankful to be a Christian because . . . “
Write a post with that title and submit it no later than Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at midnight (Pacific time) by clicking here.
All entries will be collected and the link to each published at On the Horizon, The Next Step, and Proverbs 31 Woman Wanna Be on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, just in time for Thanksgiving.
One post per blog, please, but you may submit a post that you write specifically for this group project or one that you have previously published on your site. There is no minimum or maximum number of words required and, in fact, you may feel free to submit a post containing a video presentation, artwork, or other media so long as it is consistent with the theme, i.e., conveys to the reader the basis and rationale for your belief that Jesus Christ is the One true son of God and died for your sins in order that you might have eternal life. This project is open to members of any and all or no specific church or denomination. (No vulgarity, profanity or hate speech, please. The owners of the individual host sites will have discretion and the final authority regarding the appropriateness of posts to which they will link from their blogs.)
Questions? Concerns? Drop an e-mail to admin at hopefulspirit dot com!
Tami, Shalene, and I look forward to reading your wonderful thoughts about being thankful!
November 16, 2007 Update: If you have submitted a post, we apologize but must ask you to resubmit via email to hopefulspirit at comcast dot net. It appears that there is a problem with the submission form and notifications are not being received. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. : I am thankful to be a Christian, because it is Christ living within me, that keeps me living. Though I am crucified with Christ, yet I live. I do not understand how people go through their live without Jesus. He carries me daily, and is always willing to lift me up, when the storms of life knock me down. He is with me to guide me as my eyesight is fading, He shines His light, so that I am able to find my way. I have four heart blockages, but He is pouring His sweet balm of love upon my heart daily, protecting me with His heart. When I am on the mountaintop, He is with me, cheering me on. We celebrate together the joyful moments of my life. But, when I am in the deep dark valley, He is also there. After my Momma passed away last year, I became a cutter, trying to release some of my deeply intense pain. He never left me, He was with me through every second of my journey to hell. We leave Him, He never leaves us. We get blinded by our pain, and everything seems to look so bleak. He kept watch over me the entire time, and then one night, as I sat on my bathroom floor, preparing to cut myself again, He called to me with that sweet gentle voice. and I fell into His arms. It was so wonderful to be back home, where I belonged. So, if you wonder why I am thankful to be a Christian, it is because there is no place like home.

16 comments:

Hootin'Anni said...

I'm here from Talk To Grams [Carolyn's] to wish you the best of birthdays!!

Hope all wishes and dreams come true for you on your special day.

Sharon said...

There is no place like home.....so true.

Cynthia said...

There is no place like home...my prayers and thoughts are with you.

May you receive many blessings of sunshine today!

IsabellaCloset said...

Hello Denise, I wanted to stop by and wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a fabulous day. ~Mary~:-}
I was just at "Marys Writing Nook" and read that is was your birthday..

Rosemarie said...

God's embrace can carry us in hour darkest hour. Amen! I’m praying for you, and asking that more doors of opportunity open to spread His message of hope to other women. Keep blessing and sharing your testimony. God is good! You're home in the arms of Jesus!

Mari said...

I'm here from Mary writing nook. Happy Birthday!

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday My Friend!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Love
Rebecca

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

This just goes to show you how busy I have been. i had your birthday written down on my calendar and forgot it anyway!! Well, I am sorry I had great intentions!! Hope you are having a great day and that you feel good. Sandy

Love Bears All Things said...

Happy Birthday, Denise!
Mama Bear

lori said...

wow, Denise....
God is SOO good, ALL the time.
HE NEVER LEAVES and he delivers on HIS promises!
THERE is NO PLACE like home when it's in HIS arms....
a new year, a new beginning....
a wonderful YOU!!
hugs!
lori

Mommy said...

A little bird at Mary's Writing Nook told me it was your birthday:) Hope it was a blessed day, happy birthday!!

Shalene said...

Hi! Happy Birthday, and thanks for participating in our writing project! I hope you have a blessed day!

Hopeful Spirit said...

HI there! I'm so sorry that you're not feeling well but appreciate so much that you took time to participate in our Project. Thank you for doing that.

I hope you and Eddie have a wonderful weekend and I'll check in with you next week to see how you are feeling. Tomorrow I will be thinking about you and giving thanks for your presence here in cyberspace.

Tami Boesiger said...

Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.

I am thankful you found peace in His arms. Indeed, "there's no place like home."

Happy Birthday, Denise. May you continue to rest in Him.

e-Mom said...

I hope you're feeling MUCH better soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Blessings, e-Mom :~D

Sandy Carlson said...

Beautiful post. I hope you are feeling better. God bless.