Friday, September 14, 2012

Welcome to Thankful Thursday - September 13, 2012

 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble,
 whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, 
whatever is admirable--
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
--think about such things.
Phillipians 4:8

Happy Friday Morning
Sweet Friends,

Sorry I am so late, but was having  busy yet
fun day yesterday, so didn't think you would mind.

Hope things are going well 
with you and yours.

  I know it has been a bit of a discouraging week with
 so much violence going on in our world at large.
That is all the more the reason of why I do this...
 Thankful Thursday keep myself focused on
 the blessings that I do have, and hopefully to help
remind you of the ones you have.............
 even in the midst of craziness going on around us.
 It is so important that we keep our eyes on the Lord
more now that ever!  He holds our future and we need
 to trust Him, even when everything looks bad.
He is able............and He even tells us how to stave off 
anxiety in Phil 4:6-7 and 8.  Truthfully Phil: 4:6 and; 7 are 
my life verses, and it was some time later that the Lord
 began teaching me about verse 8.  If we want to keep
anxiety away we have to not continually talk and
 rehearse all the bad news over and over again.
We need to look for good things that are happen-
ing and talk about those instead.

So with that said, here goes my attempt to set
my mind on good

I am thankful
that my bible study group started up
again this morning.  It is going to be a
study on the book of James,  so should
be very good.

I am thankful
for a fun time out by myself,  ran to 
Michael's with the intention of just getting
something I needed, and wound up spending
a couple of hours in there looking around and
talking, as I ran into a friend from church there
too. Almost everything was 50% off,  so it was
a great time to shop.

I am thankful
I decided to go to Yomii and get some
frozen yogurt afterwards,  it was nice and
cool and refreshing as it is pretty warm 
out today, about 96 to be exact!
Yikes......I thought our really hot temps
were done................maybe not!
but I can sure hope!!  lol

I am thankful
that I am pretty much done with my
Fall decorating other than maybe some
minor tweakingl.

I am thankful
that Dee and Jerry are coming over tonight
for dinner,  they haven't been over since
her birthday celebrations, so looking 
forward to it.  

Happy to report they came and we had
a nice evening catching up.  Also,  the Lord
used her to give me a great reminder about
something.  You can see what in #10.
The bible says something about out of the
mouth of babes,  well, she is 28 but she
is still a babe to us parents!  lol

I am thankful
for leftover fajitas from last night, cause
that is what I had for lunch once I got
home from bible study and shopping!
  They were still Great! Yum!

I am thankful
that I just realized my car insurance
bill was due today,  fortunately,  I pay
it online,  so I will still be on time.  PTL

I am thankful
that our City officials decided to distribute
new trash receptacles to everyone in our
town.  They are huge and they are on wheels
with a lid that is connected,  very nice,  and
saved us buying a new one,  since that was
the plan till we heard about these coming.
Our tax dollars at work,  Super!!


I am thankful
that I came across some very pretty paper
napkins at Michael's  and found some cute
acorn and pinecone scrapbooking  embellish-
ments that go nicely with them,  so now I am
planning my Thanksgiving table already, and
it wasn't even my plan to do so.......
Just love when you find something you really
like and that works for the next upcoming
occasion.  Great!

I am thankful
that the Lord show us where we need to make
 needed changes,  and uses other to remind of us
things that we momentarily forget, so that we can
 prayerfully request his help. The neat part is many
 times we are so unaware that there is even a problem,
or that we have gotten so caught up in something.

We have been talking and reading too much lately 
about the coming election and all the stuff that is going
 on,  and it is making us angry and frustrated.
  Am not saying we need to bury our heads in the sand, 
 but when it is too much the topic of conversation all
the time,  it is just too much.  Also, as my daughter
so wonderfully reminded me, we really can't do 
anything about it but pray and vote, and I might
add and maybe help in some politcal way, but
 that is really it folks!
So.............our best resource is to pray pray pray 
and then pray some more for our country
 and leaders...............and the be sure to vote
in November................

Cause so far,  I don't see the anger and
frustration helping one bit!!  lol

not to say that sometimes there is not
righteous indignation over some things,
but let it prompt us to prayer too, if it is
gonna do any good at all..................

I am thankful
that I had a good nights sleep and actually
slept in till about 9:30 this morning, very untypical 
for me. Guess I must have needed it.

I am thankful
that my rhythm rocker seems to be working,
(that is an abdominal exerciser, in case you
are wondering) lol
So far,  it has not given me a lot of trouble with my 
back or neck, have experienced a lil bit,  but doesn't
 seem to last afterwards, so hoping that continues!

Here is my list of thankfuls for the 
week,hope this will encourage your
 heart, even if in just some small way!

Thanks for dropping in..............
Look forward to hearing from you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Hugs,  and
Right thinking Blessings,


Sister Susie said...

Hey, here you are! I saw your new post on my blog sidebar, but it wouldn't show on yours! I guess it posts on the sidebars before it comes up on the blogs!

I have been retraining myself to do as Phillipians 4:8 says! What a blessing it is to do so! Thank you, Nellie for reminding me of this!

#1. AMEN! Mine is being held on Wednesdays! I'm so glad and joyful for this day! I thank GOD every day that I can now attend His study groups since I have retired. I have been hungry in my soul for this and was always too tired to attend the evening studies when I worked!
#2. I love to do this too, but it's generally in the pet shops, ha
#3. I need to do that rather than the "far and in between" Frosties I get!
#4. My decorating usually is when I replace major things in the house, ha! I am so proud of the laminate flooring Gary put in for me. What a blessing to not have the carpeting! It is so much more practable with the four dogs, three cats, and three birds! I had to get a couple of long runner rugs for Sam to walk on since he is 14 years old, but they are machine washable!
#5. Blessings that can be like no other! Very special!
#6. I made myself noodle salad which will be leftovers. Boddy invited me to their house for a cookout in thanks to all of the people who helps him with his disablity. I told him I hadn't helped in his rehabilitation. He said, "Yes you have when you take us all to the Magic games!"
#7. I have gotten to where I write out my bills the very day I get them and put it in the mail the next day! If I don't I will forget even though it's right in front of me!
#8. AMEN! I saw they had been delivered as I was coming home from my Bible class. When I turned down my street, I DID'T see any on the culdasac! I was disappointed until I drove up into the yard and saw they had rolled it right up to my garage door! My OLD garbage can fits right inside. So, it will be the first thing I throw away, ha!
#9. The LORD knows what you need and He has already started to assist you with your beautiful table tops.
#10. AMEN! The LORD puts into office whom He chooses for His purposes! I pray, pray, pray, that His purposes will engage Americans to look to GOD as our Leader and not man.
#11. Good for you! My sleeping habits are just about the same as when I worked! It doesn't matter how early or late I go to bed, my inner clock has me up at 7:00 a.m.
#12. The LORD has surely blessed me to not be having all the aching and swelling in my joints anymore. For about a month I felt like I had been beat up and down my back with a "bat." A friend in my Bible group said I may have had gout with all the swelling that was in my feet and the joint aching in my toes. What a blessing for it to no longer be there! Thank you, LORD!

Janet said...

Hi Nellie

I agree with you and all the bad news in the world. I am so thankful for the radio station KLOVE. I listen to it all day at work and get encouraged and inspired by it.

Our weather is still warm here. About 86 today. I am so ready for Fall. We have bad air quality too from the forest fires. I am thankful that I have a job indoors with air conditioning.

I am thankful for our new bible study on "The Story" and our new Life Application Bible which helps explains alot of things.

I am thankful for my new SUV that I got a few months ago. I haven't blogged about it yet but I have reliable transporation without any worries. Actually I was still happy with my other SUV but Marvin was ready to trade it.

Thanks for inspiring me Nellie!
Blessings & Love

Cinderella Moments said...

Hi! I'm a bit worried about what's going on too.
I haven't heard anything about the house. I'm afraid they'll reply when I've already moved on. LOL! I have a short attention span.
I think the Lord has other ideas. I think I'm thinking too small and God is thinking way big. I'm all for it! I've been getting these weird hints that I need to think greater things. I'm willing if he's giving. LOL! He's in charge anyways. I'm just along for the ride.
Always so thankful for you and your wonderful blog.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Hi Nellie..

praying for world peace. I still believe I will see it in my lifetime. Hope springs eternal:)

my living room is coming along,not as quick as I had hoped but I am grateful for all I have gotten done.
thanks so much for visiting me.
glad to hear you are enjoying those roasted green beans..

hugs and blessings

Beth said...

Hi Nellie, Thanks for your optimism and positive way of living and blogging! You are an inspiration sent from God. You truly are used as His messenger. Thanks and blessings, Beth

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

testing to see if you got your email comment thingie working:)

let me know if I can be any more help.
I am Grateful for the knowledge that allows me to freely share it.

hugs and blessings

CAS said...

It looks lovely, Nellie! Fall is just such a wonderful time of year -- love all the colors!