Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thankful Thursday


Hello everyone, another thankful Thursday is here, praise God for His goodness. I am so thankful for my life. I am thankful for a warm home this morning, it is 14 degrees outside, add in the wind chill factor, it feels like 7 outside. But for the grace of God, I could be homeless, living in a cardboard box. I pray for all of the homeless, may they find warmth through the love of God. I am thankful for food to fill my body, and I pray for all those suffering from hunger. May they feed upon the precious word of God. I am thankful for warm cups of tea, or hot chocolate to warm my insides and quench my thirst. I pray for all those that are thirsting, may they soon drink from the everlasting fountain. I am very thankful for the love I daily receive from my Father, may others soon join the precious family of God. May you all be sweetly blessed today.

31 comments:

zamejias said...

You are so kind. Your post is a gentle reminder to share our blessing to others. Thanks and Happy New Year.

Melanie said...

So true. I think we often forget to be thankful for the "simple" things. Although for those without a home or heat it certainly doesn't seem simple.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I'm glad to see you back to your usual uplifting self! It was negative double digits here last night and I join with you in gratitude for a warm home and hot chocolate. Now I need to join you in remembering to pray for those who may not have those luxuries. Thanks Denise!

Denise said...

How cute is your blog......... you ladies are so talented......... I so enjoy your blog.. thought that I had you on my list but did not... but you are now... I do have you on my prayer list........ for sure...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

"Praise God for His goodness" is a wonderful way to start out this new year. Such a sweet TT Post! God Bless!

Annabelle said...

What a great post! I'm thankful for you! I may not always respond to your posts, but I do read them (I subscribe)! Thanks for being so open to sharing your heart! Have a blessed new year!!

Lady Why said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful thankful thoughts!

ellen b. said...

Well said Denise. We have so much to be thankful for and so much to pray for! Blessings on 2008 and I'm glad you're safe and warm inside today!

Ann said...

I love how your thankfulness turns to thoughts of others. Have a great Thankful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

I went to Opal's grave site a few days ago while we were in Alabama. Things still look the same. I made my rounds up there. The weather was great. My daughter, her husband & Abby joined us. We had a great day. Some pics are on her Facebook account. Thought we may have run into you.

Love,
(Aunt) Katrina

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello, I like your new look!
Wonderful Thankful list. We are so blessed.
Mama bear

Susan said...

Happy TT to you!

Oh my, I can't imagine being somewhere that COLD.

It's in the 40's here, and I'm FREEZING!

Yes, we have so much to be thankful for.

Praying 2008 will be a great new year for you!

lori said...

what a heart you have!!
peace and hugs,
lori

According to HIS Power said...

Thank you, my friend, for your kind and loving heart and encouraging and uplifting words. You are an inspiration! :o)

Love and Prayers,

Julie

Nise' said...

Love your cute new look! May God continue to shower you with His blessings.

The Trier and Jen said...

joining you this morning in praying for the homeless and those that are lost and in need of God


you write so beautifully my friend

bless you always

Jen

Debbie said...

Happy New Year!

Blessings to you.

Marsha said...

Thank you for your prayers, Denise! I know you understand the importance of being held by others close to the Father. How's your vision these days? Maybe I need to read down a few posts in case you've already answered that question.
Over here in the western NC, we still have snow on the ground from the other day. The temperature on my front porch this morning at 6:30was 4 and then we had a heat wave and it went all the way to 20! I just can't seem to get warm today! Layers, layers, layers.

I love your list by the way.

BP said...

Brrrrr! It is chilly here but not that cold! Stay warm and God bless you. I enjoyed your thoughtful thankful list.

IRENE said...

Lovely message to your visitors! And lovely new look for your blog in the new year.
We were walking along a square in Thessaloniki during our Christmas vacation, and the children saw a homeless person for the first time. He was sleeping in a box. May God always grant us His blessings of what we take for granted.
You have put together a great list of Thanks. Thank you, Denise.

Kathleen Marie said...

God treasures every dot and tiddle about us! Happy New Year! God Bless!

Hind's Feet said...

What a lovely post with both thanks and prayers. A good reminder for how we ought to pray.
Blessings this year!
Kim

Andrea said...

Yes, that was a great first Thankful Thursday post for the new year! :) Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

I'm enjoying hot chocolate as I read your post! Have a blessed day!

Talk..to..Grams said...

You are a sweetheart!! Love Grams

Sharon said...

It is neat to know that someone is so close to my little brother.
Little things like the temp make him seems closer.
Thank you for your list girl.
Love ya!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I completely agree with you!! I am ever so thankful for every day that i get to live in this house!! There was a time that I thought we would never live in a house again and I am sure that that time is going to come again soon!! I am thankful for this roof over our heads!! Great post. sandyv

Priscilla said...

Have a wonderful new year! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have been blaring my heat all day - I felt chilled to the bone - I will say an extra prayer for the homeless tonight.

eph2810 said...

Your prayers are also so beautiful Denise. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Blessings to you and yours in 2008 and beyond.

Gretchen said...

"I pray for all those suffering from hunger. May they feed upon the precious word of God."

What a beautiful statement; may we all quench our hunger and thirst upon the precious, living word of God.

xxxooogretchen

Lynn said...

Oh Denise,

What a beautiful and thoughtful post. I am always encouraged when I stop in here. I love your site design today. Every time I pop in here I am greeted with a new and cute home of Denise. Love you so much, Lynn