Two Tiaras and a Sword

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I told the oldest princess that I was going to work on my Thankful Thursday post, and she pretty much said that she didn't think she could do one this week.  It has been a sad week in our lives.  Our community lost a great, godly man.  A family we love who has faced great loss already is facing loss again.  It is hard for us to wrap our human minds around it.  Our hearts hurt deeply for them, and we all want to do something to make it better, but at the same time, we feel helpless.  The oldest princess has had a tough time with it all, thus her statement.  Not that she isn't thankful for many things, just that she has deep compassion and hurt for our friends.  But I gently pointed out that it is times like this, when we have much to be thankful for.  So, even though our hearts are hurting, and we don't always completely understand why God works the way he does, in the words of our friend, who has faced unspeakable sorrow, "God is always good.  There is always something to be thankful for."

*For safe travels home

*For a Saturday to get some things done

*For a wonderful time in the Lord's house with some of the best people in the whole world

*For a great beginning to our ladies' Bible study

*For getting back to our normal routine

*For great, exciting news for the oldest princess

*For beautiful kittens to play with

*For timely news

*For little things like parking spots

*For people who care for and see to the needs of those less fortunate

*For God's mercy

*For a friend who is walking the streets of heaven, pain free, in the presence of his Savior

*For a community who knows how to take care of those who are hurting

*For friends who pull together and are there in times of need

*For meetings appointed by God

*For prayers

*For my family

*For my husband

*For my job

*For my students

*For our home

*For life

*For health

*For peace that calms our fears

For these things, and many, many more I am thankful to the Lord.  To Him be all the glory!

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