Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday #5

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey


Blessings to all of you, my friends and family! It's hard to believe but it's time for another Thankful Thursday post.

If you would like to join us this week, here are the rules of the meme: First, copy the Thankful Thursday button onto your post, then list 5 things that you are thankful for today. Finally, come back here and link up below so that others can come and rejoice with you!

Here are the five things that I am thankful for this week.

1) I am thankful for my Mother. She celebrated her birthday over the weekend. She is in very good health and I am so grateful for her amazing spiritual example over the years. She has been my support system, and my biggest cheerleader! She has a servants heart and a passion for health and God that's contagious! I love you Mom! Happy Birthday.

2) I had an opportunity to go to a local coffee shop with my Mom and Sister one morning. We laughed until we cried and we lifted one another up in the Lord! I am so grateful for my family, and that they are believers in Christ.

3) As a follow-up to one of my items from last Thursday, I am again thankful for God's perfect timing. Last week He orchestrated many things in order to send me a special note of encouragement on Monday morning because He knew I was going to be getting a rejection letter (rejecting 2 articles!). The way the encouragement was worded really gave me a peace about my writing. On Friday of last week, the same editor accepted a 3rd article that I had sent them! God knew what was in the works and He cared enough to send me peace through a love letter. He loves you that much, too!

4) I am thankful for my church. After participating in the Bethlehem walk, we were given the chance to follow up with people who filled out a card saying that they accepted Christ into their heart. What a great thing! New Christians need to be encouraged.

5) I am thankful for all of the supportive people that God has surrounded me with. Both in person and in cyber space! You have all been so great and loving and supportive. It has made a huge impact on my life. Thank you!

Father, today I give you the praise and glory for all of these blessings that you have given me. You are the one who gives us every good and perfect gift, and I acknowledge that today! I love you God! Your daughter...

21 comments:

sailorcross said...

What a beautiful list!! You mom, your sister, sharing time with them--it sounds like you had a wonderful time with them.

And the Bethlehem walk and follow-up--new Christians need to be encouraged in their walk, and I'm so glad you had the opportunity to do this.

Then, to make up for the rejections--an article accepted!! Congratulations, Sonya!!

Have a wonderful, blessed, "Thankful Thursday"!!!

Beth

Mary Moss said...

Yes, God is more incredibly amazing than we can even fathom! Blessing to you that you recognize and celebrate His working in your life.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Spring Fricks said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!

You are truly blessed my friend.

I love that your church did follow up for the Bethlehem walk. Encouragement for new believers is vital. I know that was right up your alley as you are an awesome example of God's love.

Sharon said...

I loved it, and I am so Thankful for you too. You are such an inspiration to me.
Merry Christmas
Love,
Sharon

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You never realize until we are moms ourselves what a blessing a Godly, encouraging mother is in our lives. We are blessed, ladies. Congrats about your article. When can we be looking for it? :)

Chatty Kelly said...

Great things to be thankful for! I too am thankful for your sweet mom...she is an encouragement to me through you.

Congratulations on your article!! I'm so happy.

Edie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Congratulations on the article! God is Awesome!

New Christians need to be encouraged and dicipled, yes!

Thank you for encouraging us too dear friend.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Happy Birthday Sonya's Mom!
How wonderful that yall got to spend TIME together!!! A TRUE BLESSING!
Lea

Congrats on thee articles!!
I'm so excited for you!!!!

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Congratulations on the article, Sonya! Merry Christmas!

Nana 2 four said...

I am trying to add the thankful thursday button, but am having computer issues at the moment! I will try again later. Enjoyed you posts and your list of thankfulness.

My word verfication is chiclog! How funny is that?

Greg C said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I followed you back here and added my name to the link list. Great post.

Truth4thejourney said...

Nana 2 Four, CHICLOG! LOL! That's great. Glad you shared it with me. Mine are not usually anything legible! LOL!

Yolanda said...

I was so blessed by your words left at my blog. I too, will be back and I loved reading your 5 Thankful Thursday posts. Attitude of Grattitude! ;-)

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Peggy said...

Blessings Sonya...and Praise God for such a beautiful list of thank you's! Praising & thanking Him that your 3rd article was accepted!

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a wonderful time you had with your sis & mom that's indeed a treasured moment to hold on to & be thankful!

Everything was so precious & I love your prayer & spirit of gratitude & including encouragement for us along the way! May God bless you!
And thanks to your visit just to my
CHRISTmas Countdown!(I had removed the comments before but I thought Prepare Ye & Day by Day on the YouTube may spark a word...clearly it spoke to me...I love Lion King & the combination with these special songs shows me that daily we need to prepare & give thanks! How is your Thankful Journal doing?

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful list!

Sounds like you are very blessed to have a Mother and sister you can share Jesus with! Awesome!

We all have SO MUCH to be thankful for every day. Amen.

Merry Christmas to all of you and a happy new year.

godsown said...

Sonya Your thankfullist made me smile.

I made one also today,only linking at Mr linky caused my safari to close.will try it later again.

Be blessed

momstheword said...

Beautiful post. I am so thankful for my mom too and for so much more. I am the most grateful for my Lord (and my family and friends too of course).

Melinda said...

Wonderful list! I'm very thankful for my mom, too - aren't we blessed to have family? I'll get to see all of mine next week! :o)

Hugs to you this day,
Melinda

Denise said...

Sonya, thank for visiting my blog today and your kind words. Great Thankful Thursday post! I will have to join in after Christmas! I noticed you are in VA, I am just across the Potomac in MD! Howdy neighbor! May you have a blessed and joy-filled Christmas week!

Sue J. said...

Great to send out those notes! It's not often we receive any encouragement much less a written note....

Your meme is gaining momentum! Lots to be thankful for in every day. Thanks for getting it started!!

seesawfaith said...

Isn't it great to read everyone's thankfuls?

I love to read them knowing that My God is so very big that He can be this active all at the same time...and millions of times over.