Two Tiaras and a Sword

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday 11/16/17

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

*For safe travels for the Oldest Princess

*For a fun day irking with the Oldest Princess

*For my wonderful Prince who steps in and helps when I need him

*For the Youngest Princess getting to play a little in the first basketball game

*For the joy of watching the Youngest Princess cheer

*For a fun dinner out with my family

*For a quiet evening to work on a project after a loooong busy day

*For rest

*For time together for the whole family

*For little ones full of energy that bless my heart with their childlike faith

*For teamwork 

*For my girls sitting with me in church 

*For a great opportunity for the Young Prince

*For special times sharing and growing with ladies I love

*For people who show they care in big and in small ways

*For a much needed purchase, made possible by a generous donation

*For a fun evening with My Prince and the Youngest Princess

*For the Holy Spirit who guides me and helps me when my flesh is weak

*For the prayers of my Prince when I need backup 

*For being able to see the Youngest Princess cheer again

*For am answer to prayer

*For the privilege to help someone I love

*For a great book that is cutting me to the core and teaching me hard but much needed things

*For conversations that go beyond surface topics and drive me to think deeply

*For medicines that help the symptoms of allergies and allergic reactions 

*For hope

*For grace

*For health

*For laughter

*For unconditional love

*For God’s hand of protection for the Youngest Princess

For all these things, any many, many more, I am thankful to the Lord.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thankful Thursday 11/9/17

Some of the things that I am thankful for this week:

*That my works (which are pitiful), do not save me, but that Jesus' work on the cross is my salvation

*A fun evening out with a friend

*Words spoken by the Youngest Princess that my soul needed to hear

*Reconciliation

*A good solid night's rest

*A week that went by really fast

*A relaxed day at home

*A great morning with lots of people I love

*Enough food so that I could have a second plate - after accidentally dumping my first

*People who care enough to let us know they care

*An extravagant gift from special friends

*A chance to celebrate a life long lived

*A great hug from a sweet lady along with words that warmed my heart

*A great lesson taught by a sweet student

*The privilege of watching the Youngest Princess cheer

*A reminder that I am not alone - even though Satan would have me believe that I am

*Heart to heart talks with both my girls

*People and situations that God has put in our lives that cause us to seek Him more, and grow to be more like Him

*Chances to teach my girls about dealing with others/life situations in a godly manner

*The Holy Spirit who leads, guides and helps when I depend on Him

*A job where I get to work with children that I love and help them to grow mentally and spiritually each day

*A chance to sit down with ladies I love and talk about how God worked in our lives through reading and applying His Word throughout our week 

*A hard working husband who is out of this world wonderful

*Encouragement from the Lord in many shapes and forms 

And these are just a few things that stood out this week.  There are innumerable more things that I could add to the list.  God is SO good!  And I am thankful for all of His many, many blessings!







Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thankful Thursday - November 2, 2017

*A very special note from a very special person  

*A sweet surprise left on our porch

*Words spoken that I will treasure in my heart forever.

*A time of fellowship with good friends

*An unexpected blessing

*A quiet night at home with my Prince and the Youngest Princess

We have so very much to be thankful for!  Blessing abound everywhere in many different ways.  Take time to count some of your blessings this week, and she how quickly they add up.

*A surprise pulled off without a hitch

*For an exciting evening for family members

*For a win for two hometown teams

*A restful day at home 

*For safe travels for the Oldest Princess

*For the chance for us all to be together even if for a short time

*Fun times with a good friend and some awesome kindergarten students learning about God's Word

*A friend who kept her word, got out of her comfort zone, and warmed my heart with her gesture of kindness

*A good service with two baptisms

*Lunch with my two favorite guys - My Prince and the Young Prince

*Good friends who are gracious and kind to offer help

*For rest for the Youngest Princess

*For a thoughtful gift that made my day

*For friends who pray when I call on them

*For God's hand at work

*For a service opportunity, and fun times with friends old and new

*For a long talk with the Oldest Princess

*For laughter with my family

*For meeting new friends and learning their life story 

*For a Championship for my hometown team

*For a couple of chances to encourage the Youngest Princess

*For the encouragement of friends

*For communication

*For an answer to prayer

*For a hope for the future

I am so thankful to the Lord for these things and of course many more.  His goodness is overwhelming!  Praising Him today for all He is, all He has done, and all He is going to do.  





Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thankful Thursday 10/26/17

* For a long awaited day finally come

* For time with my favorite man

* For great food and warm fellowship

* For rest

* For a chance to share the Gospel with those hungry to learn it

* For the chance to hold a precious little one

* For the opportunity to serve and love on some sweet little ones in the church nursery

* For a new family joining our church

* For family and time together

* For lightbulb learning moments for my students

* For character growing moments for my students

* For people, places, things, and circumstances - both "comfortable" and "uncomfortable", that God used to grow and stretch me this week.

* For the Holy Spirit who leads and guides and helps and comforts

* For a physical reminder that I'm not completely self sufficient

* For the privilege of prayer and the blessing of praying friends

* For answered prayers

* For thoughtful things that made me smile

* For a reminder to keep my focus on what matters in the light of eternity

* For simple words spoken from a loving heart that were balm to a deep hurt

* For a renewed love for what I do

* For laughter

* For beautiful sunsets

* For one on one time with my girl

* For early morning quiet time

* For a yummy free dessert

* For confirmation on something my heart really needed confirmation on

* For safe travels for several people we know and love

 * For cooler, fire pit weather, and the conversations that come with such

* For roasted marshmallows, and hot chocolate

*For fun rivalries

* For another year of life for a good friend

* For people with a sense of humor

* For a husband who loves me way more than I deserve

For all these things and many, many more, I am thankful to the Lord!  It has been a week of lessons from the Lord straight to my heart.  How thankful I am that He does not give up on me, even when I am stubborn.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thankful Thursday 9/14

Thankful Thursday - On Friday.  Yesterday was packed, with us running from one activity to another, and I woke up this morning realizing that I had let yesterday slurp away without posting my Thankful Thursday.  So, without any more delay, here are a few of the things that stood out this week that I am thankful for...

*Great news from a far country

*An evening and a movie at home with the Youngest Princess 

*A beautiful day 

*Not one, but two buckets of Sunflower seeds

*A Facebook post that opened up a ministry opportunity 

*An awesome FaceTime chat with the Young Prince

*Another ministry opportunity due to Irma

*Awesome church members who jump in an pitch in to help 

*New friends

*A sweet gift of appreciation 

*Getting everything done

*A good report from the dentist

*A good day for a friend I've been praying for

*A chance to help the Oldest Princess (and the fact that she asked for my help)

*Sunshine

*A friend who is willing to help 

*One week closer to seeing the Oldest Princess and the Young Prince

*An amazing husband who spoils me way too much

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thankful Thursday 9/7

I am thankful for many, many things, but these are a few that stood out this week.  But of course today, and the safety of the Young Prince, and our family is a MAJOR PRAISE, and my biggest thing to be thankful for this week.  And now for the rest...

* That not ALL of my water spilled, and I still had some left to drink

* Funny texts from friends

* A night out with my daughter and my husband

* Getting to go to bed earlier than usual

* Washing machines and dryers

* A day to decompress and get a few things done

* Texts from a concerned friends

 * Beautiful weather 

* Fun times playing volleyball in the front yard with My Prince and the Youngest Princess

* A day off 

* A short week

* A prayer answered for the Youngest Princess

* Friends who pray for us

* The privilege to hold a precious new baby

* The beautiful natural silver highlights the past two weeks have added to my hair - and a great hairdresser who can cover them back up for me 😉

* That God kept our family safe through Irma

* For a smile I haven't seen in a while on a sweet little face

* For hugs and hellos from some of our church kids at school - they totally make my day!

*For another year of life for the man of my dreams - Happy Birthday My Prince!  I love you!!








Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thankful Thursday 8/31

Because bad news seems to be way too plentiful these last few days, and because I think we could all use a lot more Thankfulness in our lives, I think it's time to bring back Thankful Thursdays.

*that my family members are all safe after hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods

*for friends that I can laugh and cry with - sometimes both at the same time

*for technology that lets me connect with my children with just a few taps on my screen

*for a home that we did not have to build from scratch (the Youngest Princess and I are reading Little    House on the Prairie, and just finished reading about how Pa built their house)

*for students that follow directions the first time, and with a good attitude

*for a husband who is able to come and eat lunch with me most days

*for safety as we traveled to and from volleyball games this week

*for a precious lady who is willing to step in and be an adopted grandma for the Youngest Princess on  Grandparent's day

*for good health

*for a text from a concerned co-worker

*that my husband safely pulled over and got out of the car before the wasp on his shoulder stung either him or me

*for a text from a concerned family member

*for a comfortable bed at the end of a long day