I feel as if I am coming out of a fog…thick swirling smokey haze…and then the light! When you’ve had the cold/flu symptoms—it takes a while to get back to normal…but what was normal? Remind me?
I am blessed to have so much in my life. Friends, family…but most of all—GOD. Without Him, I can do nothing.
I am blessed to be able to read. Wow! I love to read. It is obvious by my shelves…it is also obvious by my love for Barnes & Noble and LifeWay Christian Supply. (No Jeff, I have not been in LifeWay since the last time) *grin* ….But my vehicle mysteriously drove itself to B&N today at lunch and I had no choice but to get out and go in! It was nice and peaceful…and the smell…mmm…starbucks coffee and books….next to the smell of a freshly washed baby…that tops all scents! Almost. I like to smell bread baking….speaking of which, I am blessed to be “able to smell” again…after not being able to during sickness!
I am blessed with a wonderful church family. A great group of believers that love one another and enjoy good times of fellowship! I am so blessed to be a part of such an awesome Women’s Bible Study group! Next week we begin a study “One Month to Live”….I pray now that it has an impact on my life….and every-single-person-taking the course. The whole church is involved in this one!
I am proud of my sweet man, who was recently elected as a deacon in the church. Whether he knows it or not….he makes me proud to be his wife. Whether he is cooking a cake ….or repairing something that is broken….or in the middle of a painting project…and continually saying…”did I tell you how much I hate painting?”…still proud of you honey-pie…because you never quit on anything….even the things that you don’t like to do!
I am blessed that the Lord lives and reigns in my life. I have been blessed to celebrate 46 Easter’s. Through the adventure of egg hunts, where I hunted…and then the years when I was the egg decorator!
I am blessed with an experience at the cross….in a posture of prayer…repentant heart, thankful heart, loving heart. Thank you Lord, for the Easter centuries ago, when You took Your place back on Your throne and invited us to join You. Thank You Lord for Your sacrifice…that no matter how many movies are made and watched…we still cannot comprehend. The full sacrifice of heaven. He has risen indeed! He’s alive and living in ME!!
“And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.’” ~ Matthew 28:4-7 (ESV)
For more thankful hearts this Thursday before Easter, go see Iris—she is incredible at keeping us reminded of all that we each have to be thankful for!
Thank you sweet friend!