Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday #44

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

Welcome to Thankful Thursday! If you'd like to participate, just copy the T.T. button on my sidebar and paste it into your post. Next write down five things you are thankful for this week. Finally, come back here and link up with Mr. Linky. It's that easy!

Here's my list for this week:

1) I am thankful that my husband values being healthy. He wants us to be healthy (both spiritually and physically) and he is willing to let me try all sorts of healthy recipe's on him (as long as it doesn't contain peas!LOL!). I appreciate how much he values these things.

2) I am thankful that Tim and I are on a retreat and we have family who is willing to step in and house sit for us while we are away. As a couple, it is so important to take time to be together.

3) I am thankful that my kids did great on their three week reports that just came home from school! WOOOOHOOO! We celebrated with Ice cream floats for a snack. :)

4) I am thankful that I am part of a praise band at my church. If you asked me when I feel closest to God I would answer, "When I'm singing." Being a part of a praise band gives me lots of opportunities to stop and sing during the week.

5) I am thankful for the power of prayer! Recently Tim and I were talking to a friend whose marriage is in trouble and when we had no more words that would encourage, we just stopped and prayed for them. God is the one source of comfort that our words cannot compete with! He is the God of comfort!

22 comments:

Nana Jul said...

Oh Sonya, your #5, the power of prayer!! The prayer of a righteous man availeth much!! Glory to God for the opportunity to pray and commune with Him!!
Great list, and I love singing too!! Keep on praying and praising!!

LivingforGod said...

I love singing to the Lord, too. I'm so glad that He never gets tired of hearing our prayers :). Yes, He is the God of comfort and the God of marriage-mending.

Have a wonderful retreat with your husband!

This is my first time participating in your Thankful Thursday meme. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

Pamela said...

Love your number #5 - I too had included on my thankful list the power of prayer. God is wonderful, He is awesome and I just cannot praise Him enough for all the things in my life He has done!!!!!!

Mary Moss said...

#44 Wow, Sonya! Who knew God would prosper this ministry!

Thanks for being faithful in posting this each week. It helps me remember how very blessed I am, even on the rough days and through the trying times in my life.

Blessings

Greg C said...

Peas are good for you. I am the only one in my family that will eat them. Our school report wasn't quite so good. Ditto on the #4. I love singing to God. I will pray alongside you on #5.

Jane In The Jungle said...

I love praising the Lord in song also, and even do it in church for special music! There's just something about it!
Praises,
Jane

Yolanda said...

You have many talents and such a heart for OUR Jesus.

**Would you like a recipe for guacamole made out of peas?**

Love to ya!

Divine Mrs D said...

That's when I feel closest to God too...when I'm singing. Though I still haven't joined a choir or anything. ;)

Cheryl Barker said...

Sonya, I love to worship by singing, too. Just posted a piece last night on my blog, in fact, that tells about a surprise audience I had during what I thought was a private singing session to the Lord :)

Enjoy your time with your husband!

SusanD said...

I love to praise through song. There is just something so moving about it. Praising God w/you on your #1. Blessings, SusanD

Katy said...

Great list, yet again! We are a blessed people!

Leslie said...

I like your #5. Sometimes all you can do is pray, and it's comforting to know that when we can't directly help in a situation, we can turn to the One who can!

Love and Blessings, Leslie

Heart2Heart said...

Sonya,

Gotta love all your wonderful blessings this week. We share quite a few of them in common. Besides our wonderful Father in whom there wouldn't be Thankful Thursdays after all, but I too love singing and lifting our voice to Heaven.

I too, will be adding my prayers to the couple whose marriage is in peril. May God soften both of their hearts and allow them to see each other with His eyes.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Lea said...

Happy TT Sonya,

Hope yall are havin an awesome time In HIM!!

Be revived, and refreshed,
Lea

Sarah Dawn said...

It is always a joy to splash around in thankfulness with you. And the ice cream floats ...way to go Mom!

Splashing for His glory,
Sarah Dawn

TanyaLea said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your encouraging comments. I had to come by and take a look, and I can see that we have a lot of spiritual things in common and that I am really going to like it here!! :) I think I shall certainly take part in your Thankful Thursday! It's always wonderful to give thands!!!

And I just had to note something else that I noticed... it seems our names are quite similar, too...you are Sonya Lee, and I am Tanya Lea...you are Thomas, and I am Thom! ;o) Just a neat little tidbit I thought I'd throw in there!! Have a blessed day and enjoy the time away with your hubby!! <><

Alicia said...

Hi Sonya! What a blessing you and your hubby are to each other and to other people!! And way to go on being fit and healthy!!

Lisa said...

Thankful Thursday is one of the things I look forward to each week. Giving praises to the one who has given so much for me.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Madison said...

Lovely blog. I believe so much in the power of prayer and praise. Your #5 would be my #1 through #5. Have a blessed weekend.

♥luvin♥this♥life♥ said...

I tagged you in "Prayer Chain"

Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Hugs!

Morgan said...

Oh, no way, you're in a praise band?!? I would LOVE to be in one, or a choir, or anything involving singing/music. I lack the guts to ask or try out, though. Maybe someday...

I'm thankful for the encouragement and inspiration that I've found from fellow bloggers who are followers of Jesus Christ.

And I'm thankful for the beautiful weather this summer has brought. Never have I experienced such a cool weathered summer. It's been wonderful.

Julie Gillies said...

Love your list, Sonya. As always, I find it inspiring.

You are incredibly blessed to have a husband who wants to stay fit in both ways, and who is willing to try new foods.

And AMEN on #5 and the power of prayer. Thank God for friends like you who are willing to pray!