Thursday, August 12, 2010

WELCOME TO THANKFUL THURSDAY - AUGUST 12, 2010




HELLO SWEET ENCOURAGERS
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IT'S THAT TIME OF WEEK TO SHOW 
OUR GRATITUDE TO
OUR FAITHFUL, UNFAILING, LOVING
SAVIOR AND LORD.  HE IS SO GOOD. 
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SO THAT WOULD BE MY
#1
I AM  SO THANKFUL
TO KNOW, LOVE AND SERVE SUCH
A LOVING, FAITHFUL, AND GOOD GOD.
ESPECIALLY IN THESE TIMES WE ARE
LIVING IN, WHEN OUR WORLD SEEMS
 TO BE SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL.
 IT IS SO GREAT TO KNOW
HE IS IN CONTROL.

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#2
I AM THANKFUL
THAT GOD ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS,
SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LONG TIME,
AND SOMETIMES IT IS QUICK......
LIKE TODAY.  THIS MORNING WE
ASKED FOR WORK FROM JIM'S OLD
JOB, AND THIS AFTERNOON HIS BOSS
CALLED TO MEET WITH HIM ABOUT
SOMETHING THEY WANT HIM TO WORK
 ON.  WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED,
BUT WE ALWAYS ARE IN AWE OF
 WHAT HE DOES.
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#3
I AM THANKFUL
THAT WE GOT TO SPEND LAST SUNDAY
 WITH SCOTT (OUR SON) AND HIS GIRLFRIEND, 
MEGAN AND GOT A CHANCE TO SPEND SOME 
ONE ON ONE TIME WITH MEGAN ON MONDAY
WHEN SHE CAME TO PICK UP JOEY.
SHE AND SCOTT ARE JUST SO CUTE TOGETHER!!
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#4
I AM THANKFUL
DEE (OUR DAUGHTER) IS FEELING BETTER
 AND IS LYING ON THE BEACH IN
 FT. LAUDERDALE HAVING
A MINI VACATION, VISITING A FRIEND,
AND DOING AN EARLY CELEBRATION
OF HER 26TH BIRTHDAY WHICH IS 
NEXT TUESDAY.
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#5
I AM THANKFUL
THAT A NEW YOUNG FRIEND THAT WAS
HAVING SOME RELATIONAL ISSUES WITH
HER MOM,  IS NOW SEEING THE LORD WORK
IN AMAZING WAYS IN THAT RELATIONSHIP
AND IN HER MOM'S LIFE.  ANOTHER ANSWER
TO PRAYER.


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#6
I AM THANKFUL
TO BE SLEEPING BETTER, AND TO BE FEELING
 BETTER EVEN THO I STILL HAVE TO TAKE IT
EASY WITH MY ARM.
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#7
I AM THANKFUL
FOR A NEW DRINK DISCOVERY, IT IS 
CALLED "SIMPLY LEMONADE" AND
IT IS WONDERFUL LEMONADE.
MUCH CHEAPER IF YOU CAN GET IT
AT SAM'S CLUB.  I DON'T THINK IT IS
NEW ON THE MARKET JUST NEW TO US.
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#8
I AM THANKFUL
THAT MY SWEET SISTER-IN-LAW
IS SO EXCITED ABOUT BEING BACK
AT SCHOOL AND THE NEW YEAR.
AT THE END OF LAST SCHOOL YEAR
SHE WAS WONDERING IF SHE SHOULD
 RETIRE, SO THE LORD HAS REALLY GIVEN
 HER A NEW LEASE ON LIFE AS A TEACHER.
THAT IS SO GREAT.... BECAUSE SHE IS AN
AWESOME TEACHER.
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#9
I AM THANKFUL
FOR WHAT A SWEET AND GODLY MAN
MY HUSBAND IS, AND THAT HE IS DOING
HIS BEST TO DISCERN GOD'S WILL FOR US.
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#10
I AM THANKFUL
WE GET TO WATCH ROSIE (OUR GRAND DOG)
 WHILE DEE IS VACATIONING.  SHE IS SUCH 
A CUTIE, AND SUCH FUN FOR US.



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#11
I AM THANKFUL
FOR A NEW GAME SCOTT AND MEGAN
GAVE ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY.  HUBBY AND I
PLAYED IT LAST NIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME,
IT IS CALLED "LAST WORD" AND IT WAS
 A NICE CHANGE FROM RUMMY AND
 SKIPBO, OUR USUALS.
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#12
I AM THANKFUL
FOR A POST I SAW ON TABLESCAPE
 THURSDAY THAT WAS TALKING ABOUT
THE OLDER GENERATION TEACHING
THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF WOMEN
ABOUT THE LOVELINESS AND GRACIOUSNESS
OF HOSPITALITY AND  HOW TO SET A PRETTY
TABLE, IT GAVE A WHOLE NEW MEANING
TO TABLESCAPE THURSDAY FOR ME.
 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ IT!!
JUST IN CASE YOU DON'T WANT TO
READ THE WHOLE THING, COUNT DOWN
 TO PIC #6 AND READ EVERYTHING
 BELOW THAT.
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WELL, SWEET LADIES....

HOPE YOU HAVE A DELIGHTFUL 
AND FUN LAST WEEKEND
BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS,

LOVE, BLESSINGS, HUGS 
AND ONE LAST SUMMER FLING!!
NELLIE

WHAT HAS THE LORD
 DONE FOR YOU
THIS WEEK!!

SHARE WITH US!!

7 comments:

Sister Susie said...

What breaths of fresh air you share, Nellie!
#1. I am so glad and thankful too, that our Almighty God knows all. I can not live without His daily love, grace, mercy, salvation and guidance in my life.
#2. God's plans for you are going to be great. I always find the hardest thing is having the patience to wait and see His Mighty Hand work!
#3. Personal time is so important, even more so with the ones we love. That's kind of like our LORD. He is strongest in us when we are in His Will of humbleness, prayer, and awaiting His guidance.
#4. Sharing with friends is so important. I so enjoy my time when I share with Sylvia; catching up on the blessings in her life with her children and grandchildren.
#5. "Honor thy parents" brings blessings both ways!!
#6. I am so glad you are sleeping better. Losing sleep can really mess up your "inner clock." I have been having severe pain with my right foot's toes. I think I may have to see a foot doctor for a "hammer toe." It only happens when I have been standing for a long time. They go numb and throb!
#7. I have gotten into the "slushy" drinks. I like the smooth icy taste. The only problem is I don't know what the sugar amount is. I hope it isn't loaded with too much.
#8. Through my Bible study (which became 2 hrs. or more this summer) the LORD really showed me where the joy is...Him. He also led me to pray for my students and their parents. I have a couple of siblings from previous years. The parents are always so excited to share they requested me. Today's "Meet the Teacher" was just so special. It was a joy to see the parents and they really enjoyed sharing their sweet children. When we keep our eyes on the LORD, He blesses all we do and even those around us. My prayer this year is that those parents that don't know the LORD, will see His Glory in me, and not me myself and question in a manner I can share His love for them.
#9. I praise our Father God every day for the love Jim has for you, and the love you have for Jim. What a blessing from the LORD to share a life that God has so richly been involved with.
#10. You know? I bet Rosie enjoys her visits just as much. She always is so happy.
#11. I can hardly wait when we get to play it at future get togethers!
#12. I can definately identify with that. When a new teacher at school came up to me and said, "I was in your Kindergarten class!" I looked in my class pictures from over the last 33 years, and sure enough, there she was from 1993! What joy it was! She is so excited as am I too!
I love you all very much!
Love, Susie

Jennifer said...

Nellie,

Wonderful list this week - but I am especially grateful for your number one...and knowing that, yes, our God is in control. Not even knowing exactly where Jordan is at this moment, I simply must remember that he is never out of God's control - and care! It really does bring peace - and help me sleep at night!:) Thanks for your comforting comments - and your sweet prayers.

Hope you and your hubbie have a wonderful weekend...full of special moments of fellowship (as you are prone to do!) :) We have dinner plans with new friends tomorrow - exciting!! Hugs, Jennifer

Rettabug said...

Hi Nellie!

Thanks for your sweet comments about my quilted table accessories! That was very...well, SWEET of you. LOL

As soon as you mentioned teaching the younger generation about setting memorable tables, I knew EXACTLY who you were talking about! Doesn't Cherry Kay do a beautiful job?

You, too, did a beautiful job on your birthday table for your friend. Your roses on the napkins matched the centerpiece perfectly.

Here's to many, many more fun tablescapes!

fondly,
Rett

Janet said...

Hi Nellie

You are so encouraging. I am glad you are feeling better.

I am thankful for getting to spend last weekend with my whole family.

I am thankful that my Georgia family got home safely.

I am thankful that my husband and I both have jobs.

I am thankful that I can hear the birds sing.

I am thankful for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ leading me in my daily life.

I am thankful that our son Jeremy and family got settled in their new home in Portland.

I am thankful that my friend Diane is making a good recovery.

I am thankful for my husband of 31 years. He is my rock.

Thanks for letting me share.
Blessings
Janet

Bonnie said...

I am so thankful for you, Nellie. I am sorry I have been so flakey in the comments department. I am trying to find my rhythm in blogging since Jim has been home. To go from a hubby around about 3 hours a day to 24 is an adjustment in terms of how I spend my time.

I have realized how much time I use to spend just thinking about what I would blog about, etc. Now it is sometimes hard for me to get uninterrupted time to string two thoughts together. LOL!

Anyway, in spite of that I am so thankful for this time we are having together. It is really like a 2nd honeymoon. We just play and talk and work together and talk some more and even are learning to relax a little. It is like falling in love all over again. We are finally able to give our relationship the time to nurture what was has always been there amidst the chaos of earth life. God is so wonderful to give us this time. I love it and Him!

I am thankful that some of the stresses I saw in our kids lives are resolving some and they are all looking forward to school starting and a new routine being established.

I am thankful that aside from our aches and pains we are both healthy.

I am thankful we had food to give someone who couldn't afford to put milk in her baby's bottle this morning.

I am thankful to the Lord for his watchful care over all of us.

I am thankful for prayer and scripture study that gives us such peace and hope.

I am thankful for a home we love and love to share with others as we did last night in hosting the celebration a young couple's marriage.

I am thankful that I can call any of the kids and e-mail and Skype with them and blog with them ever single day if I want to. It makes the distance between us bearable. I am thankful that though modern day technology I can be friends with you, Becky and now Susie.

I could go on and on, I am thankful for all of our blessing and recognize they all come from a loving Heavenly Father.

Love you, Nellie, don't give up on me! I'm just trying to find my way again.

Hugs, B

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Once again, I am inspired by your words of gratitude. You see the good in everything and share that...it is a blessing.

Kathy said...

A greatful heart is a good medicine.
You win the prize for that Nellie!
Thanks for stopping by ...we are doing well, glad your feeling better too.
Have a wonderful week sweetie,
it is beautiful here today...we'll be going to visit a friend in the hospital and do a little shopping.
God Bless,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...