...but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...
Back when I was a good homeschooling Mom, we would periodically have "Thankful Thursdays" in our home. I found that, come Thursday, everyone was a little weary and edgy and requiring a checkpoint to show us all how good we have it. Seeing as I am a bit low right now (those post-vacation, I want to get back to work but no one else does blues), I figured it was high time that I sit here and dwell not on what is wrong in my life, but on what is really good. So, here goes:
Today I am thankful:
*that the Lord does not ever forget or go back on His promises. Despite my own sinful, selfish, prideful, wicked thoughts, actions, and attitudes, He will not change from His perfect, loving, holy Self.
*that the plum tree in our front yard is bursting with hundreds of ripe, juicy, delicious plums.
*that my children never seem to lose their collective sense of humor, even when I do.
*for 10 hands to hold.
*for the steady, quiet breathing of my precious baby in the next room.
*that I do not own the crispy burnt straw that used to be the front lawn.
*that tomorrow is a new day, “with no mistakes in it yet.”
*that Gretchen has taken such delight in the Anne of Green Gables series, just as I did at her age, and she constantly asks me what MY favorite part was. That she loves that this is our little secret that no one else can understand.
*that Christ's sacrifice is enough, for God knows, I can add nothing.
*that I have a husband who loves the Lord with all of his heart, mind, soul, and strength.
*that I have a husband who loves me despite stretch marks, extra pounds, moody bouts, and wrinkles that have literally formed overnight.
*that I may drink deeply of the Word of God and know that my place is at His feet.
May you all have a wonderfully blessed Thursday, full of many little things for which to be thankful. I sure will.