I am thankful today for Heather. What joy she has always brought to our blogging community; what an inspiration she remains even in the face of a medical crisis.
I am thankful for BooMama and her unfailing faithfulness to provide a venue for many to bless those who need us! As BooMama says, "Internets"......you're the best!
I am always thankful to have found 5 Minutes for Mom. These two women continually bring us the best....that is to be found in our blogging community! Today, they are bringing a little contest fun! Head on over and sign up to win a 9" Philips Digital Photo Frame! WOO-HOO!
I am thankful for the phone calls exchanged this week, with my, yet unmet, but God-given freind Dawn. Despite any distance of geography or face-to-face-connections, this friendship is personally real and very much appreciated!
I am thankful for all of the support I felt as each of you left comments this week. You have put wings on the Word of God as I have felt comforted and strengthened! And I am in AWE of how God takes our pain and uses it for His purpose!!!! Yes, Michele, His love for us is simply amazing!
I am thankful for the Spring Day we are having! In fact, I may even break out the Spring Cleaning Bucket; this "I-find-very-little fulfillment-whilst-cleaning-Mama" is feeling inspired! I may just start with my spray bottle of windex and a roll of paper towels and tackle the glass on my front door. I'm tired of looking at the paw-prints that my two little rug-rats leave every time they go out and come in! OOPS! In keeping with the theme of TT, I'm thankful for every little pawprint and nose-smudge!
I am so thankful to know Jesus. In the midst of current events, my heart aches for the Virginia Tech families who have suffered such a deep, cutting loss. Not surprisingly, if you read my blog at all, my heart aches, most especially, for the family of the shooter. I have only heard said that they were a "quiet, hardworking family who went to church." I am praying that they will be "guarded" with "the peace that transcends all understanding;" a peace only found in God through Jesus Christ. In the midst of this unimaginable tragedy, may God bless all of the families, students and staff with His unexplainable love!
I am thankful that within this week of so much pain and loss, we have learned once again the truth of God's Word:
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21
Heather is our shining example of what an overcomer really looks like! Even BooMama's "internets" have shown once again, what overcoming looks like~! We have great examples blogging friends! Maybe we should dedicate a few posts to the "overcomers" we each know personally....to strengthen our resolve as we face many painful issues in each of our lives. I am thankful we never have to face this pain alone--He is always with us!