Monday, November 08, 2010

Catching up on my thanksgiving!!!

Okay, somehow I missed Day 7 of the Giving Thanks Challenge that is being hosted by none other than Leah at South Breeze Farm!!

Soooooo, I'm catching up today!! Oh, AND today is my birthday!! My 59th birthday, no less!!

Did I ever think I would see 59? Nooooooo......I honestly thought the Lord would have come by now. Some 35 years ago when I gave my heart to the Lord and started learning about Him and also about His second-coming, I never thought we'd see the year 2000, but here we are and I am still watching and hoping, trusting Him each day, knowing that He IS coming back for His church one day!!! Hallelujah!!!

Today, Day 8, I am thankful for my relationship with the Lord. It isn't just something I've read about or heard about but it is a walking, talking, living, breathing relationship that my Saviour and I have each day. Oh, what a friend He has been to me and continues to be and He's so much more than just a friend. He is everything to me....a father, a comforter, a healer, a refuge, my hope, my peace.....everything I've ever needed Him to be, He has been! He has never failed me and never will. How great is our God!!!
Backtracking a bit, as in going back to Day 7, I am thankful for my home. Next to the Lord, it is my refuge. Is there any place like home? That place where you can just be yourself and truly relax. *sigh* I loooove my bedroom! And it ever so humble....there IS no place like home!!!


Barbara H. said...

A very happy birthday to you! I can "Amen" both of the things you gave thanks for today.

Nel said...

Happy Birthday My Dear Friend! Hope you have a good day! And your bedroom is beautiful.
until next time... nel

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope your day is fabulous!

I'm going to start a random Wed post on my blog this week with a link. Similar to what we did at Lid's but I"m changing it up a little. I'll post details tomorrow (I hope!)

Enjoy your special day!

Jewel said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, girls!!!
And I look forward to the Random, Joyce!!!

Mary said...

Hope you had an awesome day!

Leah in Iowa said...

Hope your birthday was super special this year!

I'm happy to have you along this month for the Giving Thanks challenge. It's so much fun reading all these lists - it's making me thankful for things I haven't been mindful of!

- Leah

Sweet Tea said...

I'm a little late with the birthday wishes, but I do hope you've had a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". Love seeing the photos of your home. It looks warm & inviting - a true reflection of you!