Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Deep Thankful Thursday & Bloggin' Awards

After our wonderful Monday I walked into a not so wonderful Tuesday.

Okay I will just be completely transparent and honest. Tuesday was heart-wrenching, painful, awful ~ the last three days I haven't been able to escape the feeling of being "sucker-punched". HARD!!!
(you know the nasty feeling in your tummy)!
Well I choose to be done with that!

I am choosing to believe God's Word TODAY when He says in
Phil 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! ... The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
I need that peace today because nothing else is making that ache in my stomach go away.
I need the peace that comes only from God TODAY because the advice and wisdom from man has not made that ache go away.

We've all been there, right? We've all walked paths where we have cried out, "Where are you in all this GOD? Help me God! And He ALWAYS answers!"

"...Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

What is true in my life?
Even though right now I am hurting, I have many TRUE, NOBLE, LOVELY, and ADMIRABLE things to be THANKFUL FOR TODAY!

SO bring on my list for Thankful Thursday:

#1 The Creator of the Universe knows my name. He loves me. He rejoices over me with singing even if I feel the rest of the world is not.

#2 I am forgiven. All my sins are gone
(and there was a lot of them I might add ;)

#3 I am healthy.

#4 I have a husband who loves me and two precious boys.


#5 My First Bloggin' Award from Belinda.
Now it is my honor to pass it on to 5 other great bloggers.

Natalie - Natalie walks the Word...she is walking the Word when the road is not so easy. She inspires me.

Jennifer - Jennifer is an encourager, she has a way of hugging me through her blog. I just love her to pieces.

Jamie- Jamie's encourages is like each day she confirms God's Word in my heart.

Jackie -Jackie's blog makes me smile!!!

Holly - What can I say about Holly...she is a blessing to me. She is my dearest friend; she has a golden heart.

Love isn't love until you give it away. So if you want to select 5 wonderful people to give this award to - be blessed and go ahead and do it. If not, NO PROBLEM!!!

#6 My second bloggin' award from Ms. Shanda.

Here are the award rules:

1. List 7 things that make you Awe-Summm and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers you love (IF YOU WANT TO) =)

2. Make sure to tag the recipients and let them know they have won!

3. Also link back to the Queen that tagged you (I guess that is me???).

What makes me Awe-Summmm???

1. I am in love with Jesus. He is not part of my life; He IS my life.

2. I am passionate. (too a fault sometimes)

3. I am a mother of 2 boys who are "all boy" if you know what I mean ;)

4. I am teachable - I am addicted to learning everything about God!

5. I love sharing my testimony with other ladies.

6. It is easy for me to see others strengths, so delegating comes easily when in a leadership role.

7. I am a MUCH more loving wife in year 7 than I was in any other year (Thank you Jesus!)

Seven blogs I nominate:

1. Jerri - This Salty Sister takes me from laughing to crying on her blog. When she truly realizes the amazing talents and gifts God has given her we will all have to watch out. She amazes me!

2. Charla - My sweet, sweet sister-in-law is a blessing from my Father. I am thankful for her every day. Her faith inspires me. Love you Lala!

3. Belinda - My sweet friend is so in love with Jesus she blows my mind. She is unashamed and BOLD! Her sweet spirit and loving smile makes me feel loved each time I pull up her blog.

4. B - I love that she can make me laugh out loud when I read her blog. She radiates joy and peace!!! She is a 2 Corin 4:7 woman!

5. Chelsea - Her blog is inspirational as she searches out God's face during this time in her life. She is living Romans 8:28

6. Amber - She just started her blog, but I am blessed by it every time I stop by.

7. My friend Jen at All 4 Boys - I love the way she allows us into her life, her family, and her walk with the Lord. She is a phenomenal writer.


Jennifer said...

So so sorry to hear that your week has been so difficult...and hurting! I am praying that God lifts you up and allows you to soar in the next days ahead! I love your thankful list...and thanks for the heads up on all the new blogs to check out! I love finding new ones...

I will be out of town next week - and away from a computer so I cannot check in on Monday. I will actually be on vacation and my daughter will be getting with the excitement, and a bit of stress....please pray that I dont' completely go astray with my healthy eating!

I lost nothing last week so I feel I'm already behind but I certainly don't want to gain a lot while I'm gone. And I really want to eat healthy...wherever I am! Thanks so much for all your prayers - they are precious!!

Praying you have a great weekend!!


all4boys said...

You are an amazing woman. I am so sorry you had such a bad Tuesday after such an amazing weekend with your sweet family. If that ain't just like the devil himself, then I don't know what is. He is rotten, and he is lower than the mites in the dust at my house. I rebuke him in JESUS NAME on your behalf.

Thank you so much for the nomination. I feel like I know you. I love reading all about your life, your faith and your family. I hope we can meet face to face before heaven!!! Just know that you have a siesta in TN who loves you and calls you by name in prayer!!!! Be blessed today, sweet friend! Muah!

Jill said...

Wow! I had the SAME tuesday!!!- it took me until yesterday to loose that "feeling" in my stomach! - after HOURS of prayer!!! but, God is so good AND faithful...even though this week was filled with hardships I have claimed them as "Blessings" from the Lord God Almighty!- He has shown me some "hard" lessons this week...but I AM grateful...they remind to rely SOLELY on Him!!
I hope your week got better too!
Many Blessings!


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