Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

"This week, many of us bloggers have devoted a special post in which we are sharing our personal testimonies of the Lord's work in our lives and/or that of our families. Our collective prayer is that this sharing of our testimonies will not only encourage each other and give Glory to our Lord, but also show the love of Christ to those who happen upon our blogs. To enjoy many more testimonies, please visit us at "Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving. The link is http://www.themouthbehindthemoose.blogspot.com/ : This year has been filled with its share of heartaches, and happiness. I have seen my vision grow dimmer and dimmer, but I have seen my heart vision grow brighter. I lost my hair, but I gained myself. My heart has been physically sick, but emotionally and spiritually well, and happy. My diabetes has tried to take control of my life, but, when I am weak, God pours His strength into me, and helps me to continue the race set before me. I lost my big brother to diabetes on June 8th of this year, but my loss was definitely heavens gain. God blessed me by letting me be Charles' sister for 44 years. I will cherish the memories that were made, and look forward, to the new memories we will make together in heaven one day. I have watched as my sister, who is also a diabetic, has been battling kidney disease. God has been right by her side, carrying her through, and continues to strengthen her. I have seen my marriage grow stronger and stronger. There have been rough times, but that seems to be when we really shine. We always turn to God, and to each other in the hard times. We never turn away from each other, we stand together, so we will not fall apart. I praise You dear God, for this year of blessings that You have given to me. I love You. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

26 comments:

Flip Flop Floozie said...

It amazes me how you have been through so much in your young life but keep right on going. I have been a Christian now for 35 years and I do not think that i have ever been as strong as you have in your life!! God is good!!

luvmy4sons said...

I know God is right there with you...your testimony of that I read every day in your blog. Hugs to you!

April said...

You have much to be thankful for...mostly a grateful heart. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!!

Gwendolyn said...

What a beautiful testimony! You are still in my prayers! :o)

Heather said...

what a great Thankful post. You have such a big heart and such a strong love for God. I'm glad to have you as a blogging friend.

Melanie said...

Such a beautiful testimony, Denise! You certainly have been thru a rough year but, regardless, you are still praising God! AMEN!

Debra said...

Denise,

What a beautiful testimony! I have just passed an award to you.

((hugs)) to you!

Lady of Value said...

Great thankful post Denise! You are the strongest woman both in faith and with 'guts' to go through all you have. ((HUGS)) to you dear one!

Come on over and read my thankful post.

LauraLee Shaw said...

What an inspiring, anointed post. You have lifted my chin to thank Him. The first thing I'm going to thank Him for is your life, your testimony, and your gift of encouragement. Happy Thanksgiving.

Lynn said...

Oh Denise,

I am so absolutely humbled by your words today. This entire posts just shouts of the Lord Jesus at work in your life in a supernatural way. I am undone...

You said...but I have seen my heart vision grow brighter.... Oh Amen. Denise. Love you girl. Hugs~

Have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving. Hugs~

Jennifer said...

You have expressed the true meaning of thanksgiving...not what we are or what we have but who we are because of Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

You are an amazing woman, Denise! Through all the adversity, your faith continues to grow and overflow to all those who follow your blog.

When we are weak...He is strong.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tammy said...

It is always an encouragement to see others walk through difficult times & continue to praise the Lord. Your faith is amazing! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sharon Brumfield said...

Our God has blessed us with so many precious things that we can thank Him for....and one of them is you.
You have been such an encouragement to me...thank you girl!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Laurie Ann said...

Your strength and faith are such an inspiration and encouragement to me, Denise! I truly love you, my friend!

Daveda said...

Wonderful things happen when we praise the Lord in the midst of it all.

"No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise to God, Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised." Romans 4:20-21

God bless you, and keep praising Him.

sailorcross said...

Denise,

All you have been through, and you are still thanking and praising God! What an encouragement to others!!

I know that God is smiling for you--for your goodness, your strength and faith in Him.

Happy Thanksgiving, Denise!!

Beth

Yolanda said...

Very thankful to have met you today via our testimonies.

Blessings upon your THANKSgiving.

Yolanda

Amydeanne said...

what a wonderful testimony Denise! Blessings

Donetta said...

Thankful that you are in my life. Your bright star shines. Loving you

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Denise, you are an inspiration and a blessing to all of us.

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." (2 Cor. 12:9 NIV )

Sandi said...

Happy Thankgiving my friend

Debbie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Denise! Many blessings and much love to you.
Debbie

Speaking from the Heart said...

Denise,

You always bring plenty of sunshine to a cloudy day. I love you. I am thankful that we are friends.

Jean

Serendipity said...

What a beautiful post, Denise! Happy Thanksgiving!

Love Bears All Things said...

love the header!
WE all have so much to be thankful for. I thank God for you, my friend and pray that he gives you good health in the days ahead.
Mama Bear

eph2810 said...

Oh, Denise, you are indeed the biggest encouragement on the Internet. I know you had a very rough year - with loosing family and with your health. Looking at you and your challenges made clear to me that my year was really not that bad...

Thank you for your continued encouragement on the Internet...

I love you much...Iris