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Thankful Thursday

What a week. And it’s not done yet!

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about the condition of my poor aging, high mileage SUV.  Bless her heart she gave it her best. (If she had a heart–and if indeed she was a she.)  She drove her final miles with Jeff steering her wheel, taking his mother to the doctor this week.  But God was so incredible.

Men have this intuitiveness at times–especially about automobiles–and he knew when he got behind the wheel that this day might be her last.  He prayed, “Lord, don’t let me break down with Mama on here”.

Guess what?  It didn’t.  He was able to drive the 45+ miles to get his mom, take her to the doctor and then almost home, she gave it up.  (The SUV)  Jeff called me while I was at a lunch meeting and asked me to come get him, nearby town, at a service station.  God is so good.

I am incredibly thankful that HE knows the details of our day.  And therefore, I don’t have to worry.

There is much more to this story–but it really is best shared in person.  So if you are in the area, I invite you to join us on Wednesday nights at Grace in Chipley–our Young Adult class (we are C-4; Called, Committed, Chosen Children of God) meets every Wednesday at 6:30!  OR –every 3rd Thursday of each month, a group of ladies meet at my house for prayer and preachin’.  (Devotion sounds more like something you would come to right?)  We do the praying and God does the preachin’.  😉  Anyway, we begin at 6 o’clock on the dot.  Facebook me for more details!

I am also thankful that I was able to go and help “kick-off” (by sharing His Word) a brand new “home” Prayer and Bible Study last Tuesday night at Megan White’s house!  She is a young lady fired up for God! That is so exciting!  Those in the Bonifay area meet at her house every Tuesday at 6:30! She would LOVE to have you join in!

I have so much to be thankful for! There is not enough page to write–and you have things to do!  Get busy!  Be ready!  Impact someone’s life today!

© Angie Knight-The Knightly News 2011.  All rights reserved.

Thankful for Love

This bunch of people are just a few of the folks in our lives that we are thankful for!

God is faithful, full of grace and mercy. When I look back over the last 10 to 15 years, I marvel at where God has brought us from. The circumstances were not always pleasing. The situations we found ourselves in, not always a blessing. But holding onto God’s unchanging hand was never an option.

1 Chronicles 16:12 says “Remember the wonders He has done.” NIV

Is there a place in your life where you can reflect on His wonders? The little boy with glasses is a huge wonder! He is reading y’all! If you listened in to a post which was a video blog not long ago, you heard him! The little boy with the green shirt was a 2 lb 7 oz miracle! Today, he will talk your ears off!

The young mom beside her daddy was in a tragic automobile accident in 2000. God spared her life and has blessed her with two incredible boys. Make that 3. Her husband David is pretty incredible too!

The daugther who wins the prize for the most children present (in the black) was our prodigal. Notice I said “was”. God daily answers prayers! The job that she and her husband, Jared share of raising 5 children is not an easy task. Blended families are sometimes difficult, but with the LORD guiding and directing, it can be done! They are a beautiful family and full of life and love. I am thankful that Jared and Tiffany found each other and found the peace of God which passes all understanding.

I could go on and on for all the thankfulness we all have! I know you’ve got your own bucket of thankfulness! Do share!

Visit Laurie at Women Taking a Stand for more thankful hearts!



© The Knightly News 2007-2009

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What a great joy it was (I know I’ve talked about this already) to meet Barbara of The Ivy Path and Sue Combs of Who I am Instead! Along with Donna Sandhage, the director of the Pregnancy Care Center in Lake City and my dear sister, Lisa Shaw!

And y’all know what? I got to talk about blogging!!! What a treat! AND I talked about YOU! Did your ears burn??

God has given me the sweetest gift in all the world—sisters of like faith—from all over the world! What joy floods my heart at that very notion!

The verse that Iris has chosen today is PERFECT!

“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” ~ John 15:15 (ESV)

In my Christian walk I have served in many areas for the LORD. But never felt like I was in the right place exactly. Teaching Sunday School to the 3rd and 4th grade girls was fun, but I felt there was something else. Cleaning toilets and cutting grass at the church was a service and although I communed constantly with the LORD while riding the lawn mower for hours cutting the mammoth size church yard, I still felt there was something else.

I talked to the Lord continually about my secret desire. Never, ever telling another soul. But secretly, in my heart I had a vision of it coming to pass one day….some how.

Through the ministry of blogging, it has! I am able to share the gospel of Christ, and write to my hearts content! (I really love writing!)

When my daddy’s mother (Granny) was in the nursing home, I enjoyed reading the Bible to her. I remember going and sitting—talking and sharing with her about God, our faith, His miracles and praying and believing with her for one. She had TREMENDOUS faith in Christ and was a constant prayer warrior for others. She testified of His goodness every chance she got. It didn’t cease when she was confined to the care of others.

In the busyness of life, with growing girls who needed so much attention and with so many heartaches and heartbreaks in our lives, I soon stopped doing anything “extra”. The devil had me convinced that the more I did for God, the more troubles I would have. I bought the lie. Until I woke up and realized that people all around me had problems. Christian and non-Christian. I was still having problems—but only did what I was required to do as far as service.

I had allowed myself to be cast into a pit of self-doubt and distress of life. Fatigue in service. I hurt. My heart and my life was hurting. During this time of our lives, we had undergone many “teenage” trials with our oldest daughter. While I didn’t blame God, I blamed myself and thought that surely I was being punished for all the sin in my past life. I think Jeff pretty much felt the same way. But that was another lie we bought.

In all this time I suffered physically—going through a hysterectomy in 2000, my hormones were way out of wack! I recognized the distance between me and God. And I was miserable. I fell on my face at the altar, joined there by a precious woman named Bobbi Seddon, who, when she saw me start toward the altar, she met me there.

I left my issues with life, my fear and pain right there. I had not sinned as in left the church and committed any of the 10 big ones, but I had wandered from the side of my Savior. The only breath I had felt was the hot breath of the enemy as he had tormented my heart with his foolish lies and deceit.

Finally, I was home. Where I belonged in my Father’s house and arms. As the next few years rocked on, trials and tests came to us in various forms, but my faith in God never waivered. He had seen me through the absolute worst place in my life and I knew He’d see me through to the end.

Y’all. I am thankful. So very thankful. I’m sorry this post was so long…but I had been needing to share this for some time now. Last Saturday gave me the opportunity to share some…and there is more. But I guess that’s for another day!

Go see Iris! For more thankful hearts!


© The Knightly News 2007-2009


I really don’t know where to start…and I KNOW you don’t have all day (or night–depending when you are reading this), but I have so much to be thankful for!

Iris is right on target about JOY! That is the first one! JOY is from within! The heart of every believer is filled with the joy of our salvation! Praises flood our hearts and fill the silence!

I am thankful that when I have such a bummer of a day (we all have them) that I can call on sisters of like faith to join in prayer with me and for me! (Thank you!!)

I am thankful for new and good books to read (bought an extra just to giveaway–see below this post)!

I am thankful for a sweet visit with an awesome sister! Lisa Shaw came for the weekend and we had a wonderful time in the LORD! (I don’t know why that picture turned out so small…but we look mighty little don’t we girlfriend!) Lisa has more pictures on her site and so does Susan!

I am thankful for my sweet darlin’ man–who just surprised the daylights out of me (ever had that happen to you?) with some beautiful flowers and it really made my bad-bummer day go away!

I am thankful for HIS WORD! Iris shared this verse: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”~ Romans 15:13 (ESV)

By the way, one BIG thankful I NEED to mention…the bio-natural hormone replacement therapy is working…(except this week—and the stress of life –was more at fault than hormones).

God is so good. All the time. I have more thankfulness, but I better stop right here…I feel the tears starting up.


© The Knightly News 2007-2009

A Reading Miracle—Thankful Thursday!

The summer is still going strong
the heat is still on!
God is still on His throne!
I want to share some of my family with you. A couple of weekends ago we had two of the grandsons staying with us.

Now as grandparents, we do things with them that we did with our girls. Sort of.

For instance. I used to make the girls a tent in their rooms, or in the living room and dining room by using sheets and light blankets draped on the furniture. This was rainy day fun for them. When the boys come over, it is more fun for them to pitch an actual tent in the living room. Which we do. As you can see in the video.

When our girls were young, there was a time, maybe even twice that we had “no TV” for over a month. A choice made when it broke and we had no money to fix it! However, the month of July, has been sort of an unofficial “no TV” month at our house. It’s not broken, no one has been grounded…but we needed some silence from the chaos of the world. I have no clue what has been happening other than what I have been told. I have survived. I have still been able to eat, sleep and dress myself without the TV! Believe it or not! So has Jeff!

We have read, worked on a puzzle (a big one, not the one Zackary is putting together in the video) –I have done some cleaning—and enjoyed time without the influence of the world.

Before you watch the video—and you start thinking I am off my rocker, you need to know a little bit about the two miracles in the picture.

The first little fellow was a 2 lb. 7 oz. miracle born 2 1/2 months early. A little anxious to get here, he wasted no time. He has been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, along with other health issues. He is a live wire miracle!

The one in the tent is reading to us. This brought tears to my eyes. He is 7 1/2 and just started TALKING when he was just over 5. He was diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder and Grandbuddy began to pray earnestly for him to be able to talk just over 2 years ago. The week he began to fast and pray for Rylan we saw major improvement. By the end of the first 2 weeks, Rylan had said his first sentence. It was short…but it was a sentence!

So as you listen to his slow, but steady words, keep in mind the miracle that has taken place before our very eyes. He has just graduated from Kindergarten and will be going on to take on 1st grade! Each step with him as been another growth of faith in our lives.

I am thankful over and over when I peer into the eyes of these little ones. All of them!

On another note, I would like your prayers.

On August 15, 2009—I will be here. Barbara from the Ivy Path e-mailed me to be in prayer about speaking for them at a retreat. I began to pray. The LORD began to work in my heart and my mind a direction even before she told me what they wanted. The direction from Him and her request were the same. So, if you would please jot my name on your prayer list that God would use me as He sees fit —I would greatly appreciate it! AND if you can join us in Lake City, Florida—-that would be awesome!

For now, join us over at my friend, Lynn’s placeand let’s all be THANKFUL!


© The Knightly News 2007-2009

Thankful Thursday

I have MORE blessings than I can count. I’m not bragging….just being truthful.

So do you.

Think about it. Did you read this? Well? Thankful #1. You could see. Thankful #2 You can read. If someone read this aloud to you, then there’s Thankful #3—you can hear.

A minor traffic mishap of a nephew made me thankful. No one was hurt. The driver of the other vehicle—the one that caused the mishap had no legs.

Did you blink? Yeah, me too. The accident didn’t cause his legs to “not be there”—they weren’t there before. He was driving with 2 sticks. I have a hard time picturing this—and this disturbed the nephew much more than the accident itself I think.

But there you go. If you drive using both legs—and both arms—both eyes and both ears…—shoot—if you can DRIVE there’s a miracle to be thankful for all in itself! But–back the things we were naming….the legs? Arms?—Right. Thankful #’s 4 and 5. We can go ALL DAY at this. I am sure you are now getting the point.

There are things all around us that are blessings poured straight into our lives from the very throne! Thankfuls.

I’ve not been here on Thankful Thursday for several weeks. Doesn’t mean I’ve stopped being thankful. I’m VERY thankful….just been very busy. Bogged down. Sort of. Not in the mud mind you…but in life itself.

But God is good. Oh, Sisters…so very good!

On Monday of this week as I drove my 42 miles one way—the weather was ripe for a tornado. And it happened. Not near me—but at my mother-in-law’s house. While they were sleeping.

The pretty pear tree in the picture was laid over on the house, a huge cedar tree fell against the back of the house—right over where they were sleeping. THANKFULLY—the roof did not collapse. However, many shingles were ripped off the roof and soon the roof began to leak—and then soon the water caused the ceiling to give way in the dining room and other rooms. BUT—no one was hurt.

The picture was taken just last week. Who would have known that in just a few short days…the landscape would totally change.

That happens in our lives as well. As circumstances become difficult—the landscape of our lives can become a veritable misshapen disaster area. But if GOD was the one in charge of our lives, then no amount of storm or wind will uproot our hearts from the foundation of faith.

I know. Lived this one out. More than once.

Look around you today. I encourage you to write down some things that you notice—be thankful. Share those thankful thoughts with someone else. Visit Laurie at Women Taking a Stand to read MORE thankful hearts!


Thankful Hearts

Wasn’t sure I’d make it. Not to today…but here. I am very thankful for the physical miracle in a dear nephew. God is working on his heart. Yeah God! God is working on his body. Yeah God! God is always working. When we can’t see with our physical eyes…I need to remember—look with the spiritual eyes.

I am thankful for traveling mercies, groceries, electricity, heat when needed and cool air when wanted. I am thankful for family. Children and grandchildren. Parents, siblings, grandparents, friends and other family. I am thankful that when we have a need…God is there. AND He sends angels when we need to see or hear with the physical.

“My thoughts are completely different from yours,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. “ Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT

I am thankful beyond words that I belong to HIM! I wish I could tell you the whole story…but today, time does not permit. And it’s not over yet. He is still working. And we are still praying and believing for all the prodigals to come home.

Be sure and visit Iris for more thankful hearts!

~Thankful Thursday~

Iris has given us a wonderful assignment for Thankful Thursday~Christmas Day. BE SURE you visit her and find out more about it!

Now on to today~

“As Christians, we are called to convert our loneliness into solitude. We are called to experience our aloneness not as a wound but as a gift–as God’s gift–so that in our aloneness we might discover how deeply we are loved by God.”

~ Henri Nouwen ~

I was all set to give you dictionary details on solitude and loneliness….but you already know what they both mean. Let me instead share two scripture verses, among many that I found where Jesus Himself sought solitude with His Father.

Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

I remember a time in my life, I will call it a horrible hormonal time, when I did not want to be around people. I felt miserable. Have you ever been there? Noise bothered me, smells of food bothered me, people bothered me.

I couldn’t put my finger on the Problem. I went to the doctor. He counseled with me (he was a wonderful Christian physician) and prayed with me. He also prescribed me medication. It helped somewhat. But like all medication, I didn’t take it long. I needed a long term fix. I needed something fixed in my heart. I took it to the Great Physician.

My needs were met at an old fashioned altar at my home church. Yes, I confess there are times in my life when some of those old feelings threaten to over take me again, but I rush back to the throne, on my face before my Lord. He gives me what I need in my soul. Restoration. Peace. Balance. (This is something we need to address. Each of us….well, maybe not you…but I know I’ve been sort of out of balance these past few weeks.

Since we are instructed to follow the life of Christ, to pattern our lives after His, we should “seek” after the place of solitude to spend time with our heavenly Father as well. I enjoy time alone for different reasons than before. My husband enjoys his time alone as well. That alone place is where I am able to gather my rapidly running thoughts and corral them into prayers and praise to God. Like when I am driving alone. I am not alone. I am most always conversing with my Father. If not actually talking with Him, then I am listening to His Word, or listening to wonderful praise and worship music. But then there are those times—like every single day this week…when my patience in driving has been sorely tested. I must have had a sign on the front of my truck that said “Please slow down if you get in front of me!”

Sometime back while driving, I was listening to a book on tape by Jan Karon called “Light from Heaven”. While listening to that book, I conversed with God. I wept at the weepy parts and rejoiced and laughed at the rejoicing and laughing parts. God intends for us to live our lives in such a way as to include Him in every area. Why don’t we do that more often?

Why do I let the cares and troubles of my life get me so bogged down that I feel lonely inside? I have friends…I have precious family. But when I get so overwhelmed by circumstances, and even friends and family—as much as I love them—can’t fix my problems. They (my problems) become veritable mountains that I cannot fathom how to climb. Are you like that?

Instead of focusing on the mountain….let’s sneak off to a place of solitude….where instead of “concentrating on the feeling of loneliness, we feel His presence. In the solitude we seek Him. The Bible says that when we seek Him, we will find Him. He will inhabit our praises. He will dwell with us. As He dwells within us!

I want to feel Christ Jesus dwelling with me every minute of the day. I need Him—as the song says, “every hour, I need Him”.

I love my solitude, my quiet times with Jesus. I often told my girls, you are never alone (I especially reminded them of this when they were dating!) It is a comfort to me to know that Jesus is here. Every hour of every day. In the “hormonal months (maybe even years)” of my life, God has used those times to teach me things. He is always there.

There is another an old song that says this:

“I’m never alone,
no never alone.
Christ Jesus is with me,
wherever I go.
I hold to His Hand,
lean on His strong arm,
He’s ever with me
and I’m never alone.”

For that, I am thankful and for all other blessings, I am thankful! I love and thank you all for your kindness to me this year—for prayers prayed—sweet notes mailed or e-mailed and phone calls too. You are all incredible blessings—and I thank you!

Thankful Thursday and Happy Birthday Denise!!

Thankful Thursday is a special day! It is incredible what God is doing among us!

My heart is overflowing with His goodness! I choose to seek Him—and leave the problems. I choose to celebrate friends and their encouraging ways…I choose to seek Him in His word! I choose joy—in the midst of problems—I choose Christ.

A message and cake for Denise of ShortyBear’s Place…
You are a treasured friend…

A blessing to hundreds!—Thousands!

I am blessed to know you! I pray that the Lord fills your day with delights, surprises, joys and healing!

Ladies, I have to tell you again, if you have the opportunity to get the Bible Study book, 90 Days with the One and Only, get it. Do the study on your own. I cannot express how it has affected my heart and life in these past 81 days. We’ve not many more to go. I am looking forward with GREAT anticipation to what HE guides us to next! You will find me on the Sisters of Faith site today—Thursday.

Be encouraged sisters, when the news spills it’s gloom and doom of the day…look toward the sky, push the hair behind your ears to hear better….is that Gabriel beginning to blow?

I love you all! I look forward to a great reunion in heaven….a special time of gathering for those blogging hard for Christ Jesus!

Thank you Iris for taking us to the place of testifying for Christ! Visit Iris for more thankful hearts!

He is MORE than enough for ME! Praise Him today—on this Thankful THURSDAY!

Thankful Thursday EVERYDAY!

I am thankful that the LORD has given me life! EVERLASTING! I had written this before I saw what Iris’ Scripture was for today! That very verse has been on my mind for two days! He wants us to really KNOW how much He loves us!

In the past 73 days I have been on a deeper journey with Him. I can tell you that through this time, there have been the battles, the trials, and yes, even flesh issues that I have dealt with. I can say with all honesty though, that the LORD has given me extra strength and peace to go on. READ ON—WALK ON! FOR HIM.

I just left our ladies Bible Study group and we are involved in a Joyce Meyer study on prayer…and boy howdee is it ever POWERFUL! She shared some of the VERY things that I had been reading this week 🙂 Isn’t that like GOD!

One thing that came to my mind as I was listening to her speak and thinking in the back of my mind—circumstances that so many are facing—we need to move our focus on what the enemy is trying to do in our lives—distracting us from the FATHER and the goal of our lives—and we need to FOCUS on what GOD is doing in our lives! Girls, the best way I can say this…”SUIT UP AND DEAL WITH IT!” By that I mean put on the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD! Partial clothing is not going to cut it!

I am thankful that Grandbuddy’s procedure went well this week and his blood pressure is DOWN!

I am thankful for all He is teaching me! I am thankful He is patient! I am thankful for YOU! I am thankful for the Bible Study on the Sisters of Faith site! If you haven’t been reading along, you have missed a blessing! My baby sister Aimee has been blessing my heart and life with every tap of her keys! I am thankful for my family!

Girls, if I haven’t told you, I love and appreciate you! God’s love is real and it is for you and for me! If you don’t have anything else to pray about on Thursday, I would TOTALLY APPRECIATE YOUR PRAYERS! I will be speaking at Carmel A/G at the Women’s Ministry Tea Thursday night. PRAY SISTERS PRAY!!! I cannot do anything without the anointing of Jesus Christ! I don’t plan to go without HIM!

Go on over to Grace Alone for many more thankful hearts!