Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another Thankful Thursday

From the fullness of God's grace we have all received one blessing after another - John 1:16

It is so good to set aside one day a week to be intentionally thankful. Because I find that I don't have a very good thankful habit. Oh the thankful thoughts flit in and out of my mind during the week, but I don't take the time to dwell on them like I should. Because I have to focus on things like what to wear, and if I'm having a good hair day, and taking my dog to the vet. You know, important stuff like that. Life is just so busy you know. So I really enjoy having these mini-Thanksgivings each week. It turns my mind and heart to what is really important and how blessed I am.

This week I am extra thankful for my home. My home is my safe place where I live and create and decorate and keep clean and entertain and grow children and where I love my husband. I am a real homebody. I would rather be home than anywhere in the world, with the possible exception of Hawaii - okay the probable exception of Hawaii! :-) Being a pastor's wife I just always assumed I would live in a church provided parsonage. I never dreamed of having my own home. And I was okay with that. That is until both my father-in-law and my dad died in accidents. Suddenly I realized that if anything happened to my husband I would have 4 children and no home. That bothered me. It bothered me a lot. So I began to talk to God about it and told Him all my worries. He listened. He provided. Long story short, we were provided with the means to build a beautiful home - all our own on a whole acre of property. I never imagined. And seven years later I am even more in love with my home than I was at the beginning. Somedays I just walk around in it and praise God for such a wonderful gift. He is so good. He knew where my heart was and He knew I needed the security that a home would offer me and He provided it. Just like that. Because that's how He is you know. He is just like that.


Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

Never ceases to amaze me how He works.... :)

Wonderful post... and I'm with you on being home... there's no better place... :) (with, you're right, the probable exception of Hawaii!)

Sharon said...

I agree with you. I would rather be home than anywhere else. (Although, I always have wanted to see Alaska!)

God is so good to us. I really enjoyed reading your thankful today.

on the Rock said...

Wow, a parsonage on a full acre! That sounds neat and something worth a thankful heart:)
God Bless!

on the Rock said...

Sorry, I always read too fast! That's wonderful that you built your own home:) Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon said...

I am so glad God has blessed you with peace and a secure future in your own home.
I can sooooo understand that. looking forward to feeling the same when He gives me home.

Denise said...

May you, and your thankful heart be blessed.

Angie said...

I love the provisions of the Lord!
Your blessed me greatly with that post!
Angie from Florida!

Just Mom said...

That's a beautiful story. It always amazes me what He does for us.

Love Bears All Things said...

Loved your Thankful post today. Thanks for stopping by my place. I will do a post around time to decorate for the holidays and show the angel ornaments I've made through the years if I don't forget. And when I start on the one for this year, I'll show it. It is good to share our ideas, that's a good thing.
Mama Bear

Andie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love my home, too...although a parsonage was nice. We liked being able to call the church trustees when something went, we have to deal with it. But it is wonderful to have a home where we can do what we want!

PS...wher in ND are you from? My in-laws are all in the SE corner.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Robin,

I am with you home is such a wonderful place to be . I have enjoyed visiting your sweet blog and post. May the Lord bless you this week and always.

In his endless love

Angel ( Angel Mama ) ():)

Robin @ Heart of Wisdom said...

Well said. We should all remember how blessed we are and TT is a great way to develop the habit!

Please think about joining us for Fruit in the Spirit Friday tomorrow. Each Friday morning there will be a FOSF post and My Linky.

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Linda said...

Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing! I can totally relate to the feeling of having your own home, it´s such a blessing. And I never thought I would and today I wouldn´t change it for anything.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

What a touching story!


Gretchen said...

"with the possible exception of Hawaii - okay the probable exception of Hawaii! :-)"

Me too!!! Especially Maui during whale season. Great TT. Our homes are a lovely thing for which to be thankful. I need to think about that more often than I do. Thanks for the reminder.