Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Do you ever feel like you're on top of the world!?  

I do! 

And for that I am thankful. 

So many days are spent in the valley, in the darkness of our struggles.  So many days, I forget to look up, look out, and get out of the way so my God can do His handiwork. 

Just the like the handiwork of His creation.  When I stand atop the lava rock of 7R Mountain n Gordon, Texas, I pause as I feel the warmth of the sun and the gentle touch of the valley breeze.  This is one of those places, some people call them vortexes, I call them God's touch.  I am so thankful for His very real presence in our lives.  I love how He shows up! 

I am thankful for my friendship with so many bloggers.  Today, we are celebrating Grandma Dawn's 300th post.  Who could have known that two middle-aged women, living cross country from one another, would be blessed with a friendship...for such a time as this!  When you have time, go over to Dawn's blog to say Happy 300th!  
I am thankful for the special time we had on our son's Spring Break.  
I am thankful that I am on Week 9 (of 15) of my last class needed for my Certificate in Christian Counseling.  This online course has been the most challenging and demanding course in my three year course work.  And yet, I am thankful for the many options we have in today's technological world!  Online courses are the best!  You don't even have to leave your house to "go to school!"  
I am thankful for the sunshine outside.  I am so-o-o-o over winter....and ready for Spring.  When we were in Texas, the song birds woke me up every morning with their beautiful calls.  I had forgotten their wake up calls--for so
 many of our birds fly south for the winter.  I can hardly await their return.  The birdfeeders are full in anticipation.  

I am thankful for the beauty found in all of God's creation.  While there's no place like home, if you pause for just a moment, you will feel His presence where ever you are!  

It is then you find peace.  Serenity.  Gratefulness.  His provision.

I am thankful that God is just like that!  


Denise said...

Such an awesome thankful list, bless you.

Susan said...

Wow, what a beautiful post! Yes, I'm ready for spring myself.

God is so good, in every season of our lives.

Blessings to you♥

wondermommy said...

Wonderful post, thank you for sharing, god bless!

Dawn said...

Lovely thoughts - and it must be even harder to be back in Minnesota after being in such nice weather for a few days!

Lynn said...

Oh Diane,

This is just such an awesome and beautiful post.

Spring is here in California and I planted my garden this week. I plan to meet the Lord there often this summer.

This is my fisrt garden. I will love seeing His glory manifested in the beauty of nature.

PS. Loved the post about your son and Raoul. ... Love you!