12 August 2008

My Ten Things on August 12

XBOX Wife Ten Things Tuesday
  1. Today I am thankful that I live in a nation where I can freely praise the name of my Lord without fear of persecution. I can only pray that I would be as bold even if the stakes were higher.
  2. Today I am thankful that all of God's promises are true - "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God." 2 Corinthians 1:20
  3. Today I am thankful to be able to watch athletes stretch themselves to the limit to be all that God created them to be. Some of the Olympic performances have been incredible.
  4. Today I am thankful for peas, cucumbers and beans still producing in our garden, with potatoes, corn, peppers and tomatoes on the way. I am thankful for a deep freeze to store the bounty in for the months ahead. I am thankful for the talent God gave me that enables me to can and preserve tasty and creative blends of salsas, relishes, pickles and jellies. I am thankful that our harvest is so abundant that we are able to give freely to those who are in need.
  5. Today I am thankful for a husband who has been gifted by God to grow things without the use of chemicals.
  6. Today I am thankful for the holidays with family we have planned for the end of the month, and a long awaited family wedding in October.
  7. Today I am thankful for my canine companion Faith and all the lessons she teaches me about unconditional love.
  8. Today I am thankful that God created me with the ability to feel, even when that hurts.
  9. Today I am thankful that "The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning." Lamentations 3:22-23 New Living Translation
  10. Today, as always, I am thankful for the simple and profound truth that Jesus loves me.

Now it's your turn to be thankful. Go to X-Box wife and join us!


Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...


I am so happy that you found "Ten Things Tuesday"! You have made such a beautiful list today. I will look forward to reading the ones to come!

It's nice to "meet" you!

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife

Allyson said...

What a wonderful list! We are so blessed by our Lord, aren't we? :)

And, your list of veggies made my tummy rumble! Yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Firefly, I loved your list; reading about your veggies made me wish I was your neighbour. lol.

Thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog; it touched my heart. I am so glad you found "Ten Things Tuesday". Welcome and God bless you!


Kathy Schwanke said...

Great list and I am very challenged by #8. I have often felt that the level of deep feeling is a burden. But you are right, the pain is what launches me deeper into the place in God...under the shadow of His wings.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

mzzterry said...

Love your List. It blessed my soul. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great week.