Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Good day all!
I pause today to join all of you in giving thanks.
I am amerced in the all encompassing favor and gentleness that blankets me in the midst of a savagely cruel world. To live here in America, free...full of hope and a promise for both myself and my children. Wow!
I am warmed in this blanket of friends who care about me. Those who stop to call or e-mail, comment and drop a line. Comforted in the kindness of strangers toward my children and those I love. Humbled by a God who has restored everything that the worm has eaten.
Where help is there awaiting, serving me with generosity and kindness. Healing more than possible. Pains eased and my youth restored to me as an Eagle on wing.
Pantry full of all, so as to never have a want or need.
Roofed by a palace of form where no armed man comes in to harm.
Surrounded by a palpable witness to provision and kindness. A guard at my door a sentinel at my side. Knowing, also, for my children is this afforded, and my spouse.
Holy, holy, holy...
Loving Him, being loved by Him is Holy.


Denise said...

Bless you dear friend for your thankful heart. said...

You do have a very thankful heart!! Love and hugs Carolyn

Lynn said...

Anothr awesome post. I thrill to stop in here to read your writing. Delightful and so was your 13 list.

ellen b said...

Beautiful. Continued blessings on you...

Angie said...

Donetta, that is a very beautiful post! And since I have seen your pantry.....yup it looked full to me!
Your heart overflows with God's love to others---it is so evident in your words. You are loved sweet sister in Christ!

Heather Cox said...

Beautiful gratitude.

Vicki said...

Your thankful heart is such a blessing to me.

Amrita said...

Been having electricity trouble due to rain, so its difficult to stay online, i read you some more. God bless.

eph2810 said...

Yes, sometimes I am amazed by all the kindness of strangers - especially in the Christian blogging community...

What a beautiful reflection on His Holiness. Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

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  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
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  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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