Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday

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I am so glad to be back with everyone again in bloggy land. I have missed you all!

Since I have missed quite a few Thankful Thursday’s I will get right to it!

I am Thankful the Lord allowed us to travel back to Pennsylvania this summer to be with family and friends. It was so wonderful to see everyone after so many years!

I am Thankful that I was able to visit with my sister and family in NC on our way home to Phoenix, AZ. I met a wonderful new friend there that has become one of our prayer warriors! Thank you Lord

I am Thankful for God’s traveling mercies and provision during the 48 days we were on our vacation. God is so good!

I am Thankful I still have a mother that loves and cares for me deeply. I am thankful the Lord is providing us the opportunity to live near her in her twilight years.

I am Thankful for the several months of sabbatical and vacation we had so the Lord could work and move in our hearts and lives, preparing us for the changes that are to come. (See my posts on the major journey God is taking us ).

I am Thankful for our church family allowing us to take the much needed sabbatical.

I am Thankful for God’s Peace, Mercy, Provisions, Power, Grace, Love, Protection, and Hope.

I am Thankful for God’s healing. He has healed both Jim and I emotionally and spiritually and has began a marvelous physical healing upon me these past months. I know that God will take care of whatever they find with my breast regarding the biopsy on Wed. God is my Healer.

I am Thankful that the Lord brought the song, Wherever You Are to my mind today. God continues to remind us that we are doing what He wants us to do.

“But the will of God won't lead you - Where the grace of God can't keep you -You will never be out of His care - Remember that the Lord's already there” (see song above)

I am so thankful for all of your love, encouragement, and prayers during the past year that I have been blogging! I cannot believe it’s been just a year since I have been blogging and met so many wonderful friends! I love you all!


Marsha said...

And I'm thankful for you, sis!

Love you dearly.

Michele said...

Oh so much you have to be thankful for. What a great post. So glad you got to travel and visit with your family.

and yes us Michele's need to stick together not many of us one L'ERS LOL

Jerralea said...

Wonderful thankful list! How awesome that your church gave you a sabbatical. I wish all churches could do that.

I pray your biopsy will turn out ok.

bp said...

It is good to have you back. I'm thankful for you! Praying for you today. I'm enjoying your posts about what God is doing in your life.

Denise said...

May God continue to pour out blessings upon you, love you my friend.

Debbie Petras said...

Michele, it's wonderful to read about your trip and having the opportunity to see family and friends. I was praying for you along the journey. But I'm glad you're now back home even though it's so hot!

Jennsmere said...

I am thankful for you, Michele, you are such a blessing to me! Your thankful heart shines through all your posts...not just on Thursdays!

Bless you,

Angela said...

Beautiful...and thankful to see you posting a Thankful Thursday and praising God for His goodness over your lives.

He & Me + 3 said...

What an amazing list you have Michele. So much to be thankful for. 48 days of vacation and a wonderful loving mother...2 great awesome things to be thankful for!