Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday - My Church Family

There are many things I am thankful for today, like the Hokies playing tonight, like the fact that I did my glucose testing today and it is now behind me (I had a very hard time with that today), and my church family.

I truly feel blessed that God lead me to the First United Methodist Church in Pulaski. I have never been to a church that was so warm and welcoming. Everyone is so friendly and caring, that before you know it, they really do start to feel like your extended family. This church has such great ministry programs and really reaches out to help our community and even beyond our community. Have I mentioned the kids? Well, let me tell you, the children here are GREAT! There are so many different ways you can get involved at our church, it's a great place to worship and then go beyond worshipping!

Thank you to my friends at FUMC, like the Queen's, the Cash's, the Newby's, the Cox's, the Clark's, the Kellis', the Hodges', the Dean's and everyone else for welcoming us with open arms, you are truly a great group of Christians!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday - My hubby

I am a very lucky woman. Correction, make that a blessed woman because luck has nothing to do with it. My hubby is truly the answer to so many prayers. He has been working so hard lately, on weekends, late into the night and doing it without complaint, doing it not for himself, but for our family. He never makes me feel like it's unfair, that he is resentful for it or that he is just sick and tired of it. Don't get me wrong, he is tired physically, but he's not that angry or resentful tired that some people can get when they feel they are working too hard. I found the poor guy laying on the floor at 5:00 a.m. after falling asleep painting the rocking chair for our baby last night. Some nights, he doesn't get home until 8:30 or 9:00 and after working all day, he still helps around the house. He is so tired, but he never complains or makes me feel guilty for how hard he has to work. We are both very fortunate that both of our companies are doing so well in this difficult economy (something else to be thankful for), so we don't complain about working, we are thankful and know that the work that has come our way is an answer to prayers and who would complain when God answer's their prayers?

He is a wonderful, giving, caring husband. He doesn't just provide for our family, he takes care of us in every way we can be taken care of. He does this with love, he does this happily and thankfully, he has such a wonderful heart.

The main reason he is so busy is because God has answered our prayers and quite simply because he really does a great job! He puts such care and craftsmanship into each job he does. He has the ability to take a project and create such high quality results that I am so proud of him. If you ever have a home remodel project, check him out:, you won't be disappointed!

And last, but not least, I am thankful for how he gives so willingly. When you do something for someone, you should do it with a cheerful heart, and he does! I have always tithed, but a few months ago, even though I had less money, I started tithing more. I don't know exactly why, I always felt a little uncomfortable during the "tithing" sermon's at church. But, God put it into my heart and I noticed how my husband tithed. We also give with a happy heart. Don't tithe if you are just going to give grudgingly. After increasing tithing, our business increased. I know their is a direct correlation because God says so, "2 Corinthians 9:7- Let each one do just as he has resolved in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." He also says to TEST him on this! "Malachi 3:10 - Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”

My husband is what I am thankful for not only today, but everyday. He is kind, compassionate, giving, he takes care of us, he is a Christian and helps to bring out the best in me. I am truly blessed, thank you, God. I love you, Larry!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I don't know if someone else already does this, I'm hoping that I'm not the first person that has thought of it. I was just thinking about all of the things I am thankful for and realized that today is Thursday and it hit me, "Thankful Thursday."

I am going to try every Thursday to post something I am thankful for. A blessing in my life that God has given me. I want to do this not only to give thanks to Him, but also to help remind myself (and hopefully others) of all the blessings, big and small, in all of our lives. I hope everyone who reads these posts will take the time to reflect on their own blessings and give thanks.

My first Thankful Thursday post is inspired by a picture I took over the weekend. My son is, of course, a wonderful, life long blessing. Another blessing, as you can see in this picture, is the beauty of a perfect fall day. Today is another beautiful fall day and I am so thankful for the beautiful sunshine, perfect temperatures and beautiful fall colors that are starting to emerge.

What are you thankful for today?