May 31, 2007
Thankful Thursday -- the Love of God
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 KJV


First and foremost, I am thankful for the Lord and all His goodness and mercy to me and my family.

Second, I am thankful I have time to post this week! Last week was a whirlwind of activity!

While I am thankful for my job -- I really wish I didn't have to work, but for this season in life I do. So, I am thankful for the final move to the new building and our wonderful new office. My co-worker and I share a huge office and its wonderful. We worked in a room that looked like a janitor's closet. Ugh! I have only been with this organization since November of last year, so its all new for me.

I am thankful for all our international students -- for some reason last Thursday, so many of them came by to say hi at our old office (I was alone, my co-worker had already moved) -- and I had to wonder why? Perhaps the Lord knew, I was down in the dumps. It brought a smile to my face the entire day. 63 of the 90 will be graduating this month and going back to their homes far and wide. I will miss many of them, who I now count as friends.

I am thankful for my husband -- he never really complains and patiently listens to my rambles, but especially his care of our horse Mysti. I'm not sure what we would have done had he not been home. He is doing chores when he should have his foot up!

I'm thankful the Lord is healing Mysti. Her wound is still raw, but she is not limping. Still believing that she will be able to bear weight on it!!

I'm thankful for a good church and church family. A good shepherd to lead us.

I'm thankful for the word of God ... our road map to life. And the way the Lord speaks to me through his word.

I am thankful my garden is sprouting! We were late planting due to horse issues and such, but things are moving along! I love vegetables!! (I also love sweets ...)

I am thankful for the good health the Lord has blessed us with. We do not take it for granted.

I am thankful for the Lord showing me things / ways to improve and change the way we were doing many things. It may seem silly to some -- but the Lord knows the desire of our hearts to do the right things according to His will.

I am thankful for this community of bloggers who are a blessing and encouragement to me.

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15 comments:

Anonymous Lynn Donovan said...

Michelle,

Nice to visit with you here. What a lovely place you have. Your thankful list was wonderful.

I soooo appreciate your comment about your husband. Neat!

Blogger Alycia said...

Michelle,

It's my first time here and I am so thankful to have found you! What a wonderful list ~ I really enjoyed reading it. I look forward to returning and spending some more time here. Blessings to you!

Blogger Denise said...

You have so much to be thankful for, bless you.

Blogger Lyndy said...

What a sweet list. Praying your horse continues to heal.

Blessings, Lyndy

Blogger Hopeful Spirit said...

Very nice blog . . . I love the color scheme. It is soothing and inviting. You have much to be thankful for . . . that new office will really make a difference . . .having a nice work environment is a huge blessing.

Have a great week!

Blogger Terri said...

What a great thankful list! Very inspiring!

Thanks for sharing! :)

Blessings~

Anonymous Heart of Wisdom said...

First I LOVE the look of your blog. Did you make your header? Beautiful.

Being thankful the Lord is showing you is never silly--it is a huge blessing.

That's such an excellent verse in Romans 8!

You have a wonderful thankful list. Way to go, hubby!

Blogger Mary said...

Awesome list girl. Glad you got a nicer office. And it's so important to have a good church family and pastor. We need the support of one another. Blessings on your day.

Blogger marlise said...

I enjoyed your list. Thanks for sharing!

Blogger Our Peculiar Life said...

thanks for sharing your list! Have a blessed week and I hope your horse continues to improve.

Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Michele,

What a great post. We just had an International students/family Chinese camp here and it was so wonderful. I love your Romans verse. It is so powerful. I can't wait to finally have a yard for a garden but I do need patience.

Blessings to you!

Blogger Deena said...

Ah, yes...I remember how fun it was when the garden first sprouts...isn't it amazing how God planned all of that??

Thanks for sharing!!

Blogger eph2810 said...

I love the Scripture passage you have posted on top of your post :) - It gives me comfort that He has a grip on me...
I have moved to different buildings before; it is a huge chore to do. Glad that you done with the move. Very cool that the students came by and said their good-byes.
Glad to hear that your horse is doing better.
I love fresh veggies - we haven't planted any in several years *sigh*.

Thank you so much for sharing your thankfulness with us this week.

Blessings on your weekend and always.

Blogger Sandra said...

Great post, really enjoyed reading it :)

I've been away and am trying to catch up with everyone, sorry I haven't been by in a while :)

Have a great day,
♥Sandra

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