Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thankful Thursday


I will be forest bound in the morning.
My husband was sent home from work at noon,
No more overtime and he had his 80 hour in for this pay period.
So we get an extra unexpected day in the forest.
It is 100 here it will be 65/75 there.
Less pay of course but more time with each other.
We have made this trip on a very low budget.
New tires on the tailor was the big expense.
The other ones were original, 10 years old.

So sweet the provision.
I tweaked the numbers and did not buy any groceries (did not need too).
So all in all we are still able to do this.

The kids have had a real kind loving way toward me for many days now.
It is so touching.
Really....I will call one of them..."yes mom, what can I do?"
I am telling you it is so dear.
I will hold these days near.
The love they are showing me in deed is just so healing.
These my dear children are loving me tenderly, selflessly...I tear up.
Wow.
What amazing little people.
There is no ulterior motive guys.
They are just really kind.


I have a wonderful friend here over the weekend to tend the estate.
She will care for all things living.
She is a wonderful soul.
Our girls are friends.
We had no way to go.
Then an idea and I hired her, they are in tight times.
The grace in that she is receiving the income is honorable.
She and I meet on a good ground.
We are different in many ways yet a mutual respect for each other abides.
Folks kindness overcomes so many many barriers.
We so often allow "religion" to hinder the relationship, the opportunity to touch each others lives.
I say that in that true religion is to feed the widow and the orphan and to tend to the widow in her hour of need. To Love the Lord your God with all our hearts souls and minds.
Your neighbor as yourself.

Everything else is aside is a chance to divide to judge to separate and repel each other.

Honey in the honey comb had a good chewy wax on it,
It must be that the sweet be spun out to run clear.
We see the comb and turn up a nose.

See the honey in the hearts of those around you.
Even the honey comb can be a treat.
It is that first bite...Fear what will it be like?
Know who you are and what you believe.
Know why you believe it.

Well I have found that the things that so easy divide
well they are the very things we are afraid of .
Thankfully perfect love...
perfect love
cast out all fear.

I am admired by one who he so dearly loves.
His heart is for her, so being His friend I stand along side Him in that.
One day she will understand this vast love he has for her.

I thank him for the privilege to overcome fear with love.




Funny I do a lot! I really see it so when I have to delegate it to another.

11 comments:

Denise said...

Such an awesome thankful post sweetie, love you.

Angela said...

What a beautiful post...thank you SO much for sharing. It blessed me.

PW said...

God does provide!!! PTL

LAURIE said...

What a beautiful grateful heart! Gods hand of provision is upon you and I rejoice with you about that! Happy TT! -Laurie

Michelle Gregory said...

so glad you're finally getting to be in the forest. have a lovely time.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful thankful heart.
God bless.

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

"I say that in that true religion is to feed the widow and the orphan and to tend to the widow in her hour of need. To Love the Lord your God with all our hearts souls and minds.
Your neighbor as yourself."

That sums it up, doesn't it!! That's what loving God looks like!

Rita T. said...

Beautiful post!

Denise said...

Hey girl........ Have a good time and enjoy your camping! I love the way you took honey and honey comb and related it to the Christian life....... Soooooooooooooo SWEET!!! I have been too busy to post and have missed talking to you before you go but I will be here when you get home!

Enjoy and be safe!

Susie said...

Looks like you have a lot to be thankful for:-)

Sherrylinn said...

Awesome list, God bless!

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• 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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