Thursday, July 5, 2007

Thankful Thursday



It's been a stressful week and I'm thankful for this directed time of thankfulness! With much praise to our God, I am thankful for...

a job! I've been hired as a JUNIOR HIGH choral music teacher! I've been teaching High School for the last 7 years so this is going to be a whole new world. Between their adolescent hormones and my pre-menopausal ones it's likely to be a toxic mix! Help us, Lord!

Blogville! I know I've probably said this before, but this whole blogging thing has turned out to be one of the things I look forward to each day. I have been so encouraged, and have learned so much from all of you out there. I love seeing how God is growing you and I love your transparency. It makes me feel not quite so alone at times.

time away! My man and I are going to be attending a pastor/wives retreat sponsored by our state convention next week. The theme of the week is "Living Life in the Fishbowl". I'm looking forward to a few days out of it.....glub, glub!

a house full of college kids! My 2nd born will be celebrating her 21st birthday Sunday and being the family socialite that she is, we will be having 6 of her college buddies over for the festivities which begin tomorrow night! Yes....go ahead and say that prayer....strength and endurance, Lord! I really am looking forward to it. All these kids love my Jessica and they love Jesus and have been serving Him in various ways throughout the summer. It is going to be good to hear what all God has done in their lives...it's going to be a praise party!

the stability found in our God! He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Truly He is a rock of continual habitation (Psalm 71). Don't you just love Him?




7 comments:

Denise said...

Great thankful list, bless you.

Connie Barris said...

Wow...that was awesome...

speaking of fishbowls.. I have to tell you how God nailed my recent job change.... I went from being Director to going back into nursing... Hospice to be exact.. and I was really going back and forth with that..

So as I walked into a store, there was this painting of a fishbowl.. and there were three fish.. one was floating dead on top.... and the caption said, "Being on top is always best".. I really felt like that was God telling me.... move on... and so I did...

Isn't God just the best!!!

Connie Barris said...

actually duh.. it said "Being on top isn't always best"...

not "is"

Brenda said...

A great list! Congrats on your new job--may the Lord's grace rest upon you! And, how wonderful for you & your beloved to be able to get away to a pastor & wive's retreat! And, awesome to look forward to your daughter's b'day party as a praise party! And, Amen to our God who never changes! He is more than amazing! Thank you for sharing your very thankful heart! :)

Patty said...

Hello my twin!! I have missed you!! I loved your Thankful list and I am so blessed to have found my long lost twin!!! :o) Go to my blog and check out the LPM Siestas t-shirt Kim at connorcolesmom and I designed for all of us to wear at Deeper Still and LPM conferences. Let me know if you want me to order you one!!

Have a great time at your conference.

Love,
Patty

Nise' said...

Congrats on the job! Happy 21st Birthday to your lovely daughter. My son will celebrate his 20th next Saturday!

PS You're tagged, check it out here

Sharon said...

How fun that you are getting to go to deeper still. My pastors wife and i were going to go--but it was sold out.
Have fun!