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Thankful Thursday

>> Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand,
that he may lift you up in due time.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7

It's Thankful Thursday and my heart is filled with great joy!

I'm thankful because, God is God and I am not! Can you imagine trying to change peoples' hearts to help them love you more or be faithful servants?? God has much more grace than I!

I'm thankful for His amazing grace, for without it, I would surely be consumed! Back to dust, for sure!

I'm thankful that I can cast my cares upon Him. Kind of like casting a fishing line way out there...using all your force to get that line farther than the eye can see! Although I am not a fisherwoman at all! But you get the point!

I'm thankful
I don't have to carry baggage that weighs me down. God wants us to live in victory and freedom! That's been a test this week! Ugh!

I'm thankful that I choose to count it all joy as I'm facing various trials. And I know that in the testing of my faith, I will grow in endurance. And I will let endurance have it perfect result that I may be perfect or mature and lacking in nothing. I'm agreeing with James 1:2-4.

I'm thankful that I can climb up in Jesus' lap and He tells me that He loves me with an everlasting love and that I am precious to Him....He said that you are precious too! :)

I'm thankful for Susie at BlueBird Blogs that did a fabulous job on my new blog.

I'm thankful for the rain off and on the past week. It's going deep into the soil.

For more joy to fill your hearts with thankfulness, go to Iris's place!

Blessings of joy on your day!


Lyndy May 30, 2007 at 10:10 PM  

Wonderful list and what a beautiful blog.

Have a terrific Thursday.

Blessings, Lyndy

Lynn Donovan May 30, 2007 at 10:26 PM  

Oh Mary,

Your site is breath taking. Just beautiful and inviting.

I love your thankful list. So glad to stop in here. Be blessed, Lynn

Alycia May 31, 2007 at 12:14 AM  

What a lovely list! You really touched my heart as I read through it and reminded me to prasie God for some of those very same things! Be blessed and have a wonderful day!

Denise May 31, 2007 at 12:33 AM  

What a precious thankful list, bless you.

Hopeful Spirit May 31, 2007 at 12:57 AM  

Susie did a GREAT job. I LOVE your new look. (I hope she gets to mine soon . . . hint, hint if you are reading this, Susie!)

Great post! It brought a big smile to my face.

Terri May 31, 2007 at 5:54 AM  

What an uplifting post! Wow! I enjoyed your list and feel like lifting my arms up and praising Him! :)


Dana May 31, 2007 at 6:13 AM  

Beautiful post. That verse in James is one of my favorites :) Your blog looks beautiful.

Rachelle May 31, 2007 at 6:57 AM  

Your blog is gorgeous! Isn't Susie amazing? I think her designs have literally changed the face of blogging.

And I, too, am SO thankful every single day that God is God and I am not. What an amazing thought!

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin May 31, 2007 at 7:07 AM  

James is my fave!

Your new blog is lovely!

eph2810 May 31, 2007 at 7:33 AM  

His love is amazing, isn't it? I am glad that He is my comfort, peace and joy in my life--not sure what I would do without Him.

Your new design does look fabulous :). Susie has been redesigning a lot of my friend's blogs.

Thank you for sharing your thankfulness this week, despite your trails.

Be blessed today and always.

HeartofWisdom May 31, 2007 at 7:43 AM  

The blog looks great Mary.

I'm casting my cares with all my might. Thanks for the list.


marlise May 31, 2007 at 9:46 AM  

Your new blog design is very nice. Thanks for sharing your thankful list. I added my hearty amen to several of them as I read through.

Our Peculiar Life May 31, 2007 at 10:59 AM  

absolutely wonderful list!! Filled me with joy just to read it!! And beautiful blog!

Laurel Wreath May 31, 2007 at 11:08 AM  

Great list and what a BEAUTIFUL blog =))

Serving Him May 31, 2007 at 11:18 AM  

Beautiful...list and blog design. I am so glad that we can give our burdens to God...this is a challenge for me at times, but when I do this, the peace and freeness and security I feel in Him is indescribable. Also, I love the new design. Sincerely, Serving Him

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows May 31, 2007 at 12:36 PM  

Wonderful list. I do love your new look, and I am jealous of the rain you have had. We need some so badly!

Melissa Lea May 31, 2007 at 1:44 PM  

What a wonderful list! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Susanne May 31, 2007 at 2:01 PM  

Your blog looks great!! I used James 1:2-4 in my entry, too! How cool!! Hope you have a truly blessed day!

Kathleen Marie May 31, 2007 at 2:47 PM  

Your blog is beautiful! I love the name as well. What a great list you have. Personally, I don't understand people who want to be gods! Too much pressure!

It is so wonderful having a God who bestows so much grace upon us.

Blessings to you!

Sharon May 31, 2007 at 2:49 PM  

I enjoyed your list very much. Your blog is beautiful!

Christina May 31, 2007 at 3:18 PM  

Just came across your your design! Loved your list too. :-)

Brenda May 31, 2007 at 4:05 PM  

What a priceless list! :) And, you have a beautiful blog.

Nise' May 31, 2007 at 5:09 PM  

Love your new design! Your thankfuls are things I need to remember and claim about my situation. Thank you for your prayers regarding it!

Crystal May 31, 2007 at 5:34 PM  

You site is beautiful....the verse you shared at the beginning was just what I needed to hear!
Thank you

ChupieandJ'smama May 31, 2007 at 6:24 PM  

Beautifully put and very inspiring! AMEN to all of that! I love your blog look too. Susie is a master. Have a blessed week :)

Sharon May 31, 2007 at 6:47 PM  

I thought your site looked a little different. Looks good.
Yes--I am a warrior too!
I will be back.
Keep reaching heavenward with your prayers--let's move the heavenlies.

Deena May 31, 2007 at 7:55 PM  

Joining you on His lap!! Ain't it great up there??

Linda May 31, 2007 at 9:52 PM  

What a wonderful joy-filled list. We do have so much to be thankful for.

IRENE June 1, 2007 at 9:42 AM  

Lovely post! Yes, thank God we do not have to put up with the lack of gratitude, the lack of grace, the lack of love and care that reign in this fallen world as He has to do-and still love us.
Thank God for God's endless love!
And thank you for stopping by and commenting.

EllieMae June 1, 2007 at 11:11 AM  

You have articulated your thankfullness in such a beautiful way. Thank you for sharing that way!

By the grace of God ... June 1, 2007 at 5:17 PM  

I'm a day late in visiting but that's okay, no? Thank you for sharing your heart ... it was a blessing reading your list.
Your new blog is design is AWESOME. Love it!

Nadine June 2, 2007 at 12:59 AM  

I saw you design on Blue Bird blogs and thought it was just beautiful. Congratulations on such a lovely design.

Karen-Changed by Love June 2, 2007 at 7:17 AM  

You have a cutie little blog here! Great list and I will be back to read more. Have a blessed weekend!

McRae's June 3, 2007 at 2:01 AM  

I love your blog name and header pictures.What a great list,justgave me so much inspiration when i read it.

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