Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday


This has been a busy, sometimes crazy week. But, that is ok, I am still thankful. I am so very thankful that I have gone from weighing 258 1/2 pounds, to now weighing 158. One hundred pounds gone from my body, woo hoo!! I am looking forward to losing more weight. I am thankful for God leading me to a wonderful Doctor, that truly cares about me. I am still waiting on the results from my blood work that was done on Monday. Praying it will not be bad news. I received more bad news about my eyes this week, but I can deal with it, God is with me. I am so thankful that I can see right now, God's beauty is everywhere. I do not want to go blind, but if, and when I do, it will be ok. God's beauty is imprinted deeply into my heart, I will forever see my Father, regardless if I go blind or not. I praise Him for that.

33 comments:

Rita T. said...

You are an inspiration to others. Praise the Lord for your weight loss!

Karen said...

Congrats on the weight loss...

This is one of the sweetest things I have ever read..." God's beauty is imprinted deeply into my heart, I will forever see my Father, regardless if I go blind or not."

You are a bright and shining light of God's love....

Hi! I'm Grace said...

What a beautiful heart you have, Denise. God is glorified in your life. :)

Rocks said...

May the Lord keep on blessing you, we are always blessed by your heart, always giving praise to our Father whatever circumstances you have. I'll pray for your eyes and keep the faith my dear!!

Bernie said...

Denise, I have never known you not to be thankful, that is what is so very special about you.....I pray your blood work comes back okay and that your eyes will not get any worse. I have missed you while I was sick.....:-) Hugs

bp said...

I enjoyed your video clip that you posted too.

Have a great day, praying for you tonight.

Renee' said...

We are praying all is ok with your blood work Denise :)

Mylene said...

What a great attitude and faith!

Everything will turn out for the glory of God.

I admire your for being determined to lose weight. While me, I couldn't be determined enough to refrain from eating. I guess I need to work out my self-discipline when it comes to eating habit.

debi9kids said...

Keeping you in my prayers.
Praying your faith remains ever strong.
Bless you!

Donetta said...

love you shorty bear...there are so many ways to see,,,so few have known them

maritz said...

Continue to be a blessing to others!

Renee' said...

Good Morning Denise & Eddie :)
*hmmm gotten attached to Eddie as well as you .
(WAVES to EDDIE)
hmmm Maybe Eddie needs a blog, Hmmm Maybe yall need a JOINT Blog ;)
*EDDIE*
*EDDIE*
*EDDIE*
*EDDIE*
Hmm lets see, title
*Im Her LuvBug
hmm
*Someones Luv Bug
hmmm
*Pondering on this one ;)
Any ways
Good Mooooooorning to you 2 :)

sarah said...

wow. 100 pounds down. And I agree with Karen...you are a bright and shining light of God's love...stay strong and will pray for your eyesight.

LaughingLady said...

Your attitude is so truly humbling and inspiring. Like one of the previous commenters, I was especially struck by the sentence, "God's beauty is imprinted deeply into my heart, I will forever see my Father, regardless if I go blink or not."

So simple and sweet, but faithful and profound at the same time.

I'm so glad to hear you've found a wonderful doctor.

lisasmith said...

You inspire me, encourage me, lift me... I know God led me here to pray for you in December because I needed your testimony for courage. And yes, God's beauty is imprinted all over you inside and out!
love you, sis.

Joshlin said...

You have a great outlook! The fact that you allways remember God is in controll is amazing!

Have a blessed week! I hope it is better than this one was and your results are good!!

April said...

Wow...great job on your weight loss! Your attitude never ceases to amaze me!

luvmy4sons said...

Love your thankful heart sweet sister!

Joan said...

Hello Sweet Denise:

Your thankful heart and positive attitude continues to amaze and bless me.

Wonderful news about your weight loss - what an inspiration to others.

Have a blessed day!

Joan

Bernadine said...

Praying your blood work comes back okay. BTW, congrats on the weight loss.

Alicia said...

Amen, Denise!!!

And isn't is wonderful to know that our bodies will also be restored in heaven!

Redeemed1 said...

Bless you, Denise. Such a beautiful post.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Denise,

I love your thankful heart. You are always so thankful no matter what difficulties you are facing. You have such a sweet heart for our Lord and I love you for that. I am keeping you in my prayers. I love what you said "God's beauty is imprinted deeply into my heart, I will forever see my Father". May God imprints His love deeply in your heart and continue to enable you to praise Him.

Wow, praise God that you managed to make such good progress on weight loss! I am trying hard to lose weight too :) Take care and have a very blessed week, sweet friend.

Praying,
Nancie

Martianne said...

"God's beauty is imprinted deeply into my heart, I will forever see my Father, regardless if I go blind or not." <- Record this for yourself, so you can listen to it and mediate on it no matter what happens. It is such a wonderful statement and true revelation -- God's beauty is beyon d the things of this earth. Good for you for "seeing" that and thank you for putting it so eloquently as a reminder to us all.

Also, congratulations on your weight loss, and on your faith and dedication as you make ti through the struggles of this world, knowing that you are being perfected for the next through the wya you choose to deal with them - with faith and gratitude.

Be blessed !

Nana Jul said...

You already have such strong spiritual eyesight! Walking by Faith daily!!
I'll be praying for you.
Love,
Julie

Pia said...

a hundred pounds? wow! that's amazing! oh, denise, my sweet sister in Christ, God loves you so much and so do we. praying for you and eddie still.

Ladynred said...

That is good news about losing weight! I hope everything will be fine. God Bless.

hip chick said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. What an amazing thing that you are able to see the love of God through all that you have been through. I love the picture of you and your lovebug. It's so nice to see what you both look like. I continue to keep you in my prayers.

Kim said...

Sweet Denise! I will be praying for you. I too have been told I may lose my sight some day. At first I was shocked, then I just decided I'd enjoy it now. God is in charge, and that's where I have to rest. Hugs Dear One, Kim

Sandy said...

Denise, I am praying for you!

Bonnie said...

You are an example to me, Denise. Every time I want to start whining about what's going on in my own life, I think of you - your sweet heart, your continual praises to God and my heart does an about face. Thank you - thank you for visiting me for Thankful Thursday and encouraging me every time you do.

LisaShaw said...

I love you Sister! Remaining in prayer for and with you. Congratulations on the weight loss. God bless you!

jo.attalife said...

Denise, you're unbelievable. You really are a warrior for the Lord, and are such a great blessing and inspiration to me. We just finished prayer and fasting in church and you were in my thoughts and heart and prayer, you and Eddie. God keep watch over you, friend and sweet sister!