Jan 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Jan 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

It's time for Sonya's Thankful Thursday and I'm late! So without further ado...

1. The first thing I'm thankful for is that jury duty was over at 9:30 this morning. WooHoo! Actually I wouldn't have minded serving today since it was at the city Municipal Court instead of the county.

2. I am thankful that parking at the city Municipal Court is FREE! Not just any parking but the BEST parking is free. The covered parking is free. Can't beat that.

3. I am thankful that I woke up on time (I am NOT a morning person) and wasn't late for jury duty ... even though about half of the other potential jurors strolled in up to 30 minutes after we were told to be there.

4. I am thankful for the recent growth in understanding that God has given me concerning Joy. Yes, yes I had all the head knowledge of it but it is still something that is felt down inside and I really didn't have that for a very long time. My mind is on eternity and what He is preparing for us so much of the time these days. I have so many questions about what it will be like and for ALL of time. That just boggles the brain.

5. I am thankful for the list of thank yous that I hear daily as expressed by my grandaughters below.

Thank you for...
1. This food
2. Our friends
3. You (Jesus)
4. Each other (named)
5. Family (named)
6. Our plates
7. Our cups
8. The rain to water the plants
9. Making the rain stop
10. Tobi, Sasha, Winnie, Shilo (the dogs)
11. That you (Jesus) died for us
12. Your (Jesus) love
13. Grandma's glasses so she can see (Note: I can see without my glasses too. :) )
14. The forks
15. Christmas (and other named holidays)


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27


God's girl said...

I'm glad you can see without your glasses. I can't, but I'm thankful that I have contacts so I don't have to wear them all the time. :) Have a great day! Heaven

Chatty Kelly said...

I love a child's prayer. The forks! Love it.

My 4 yr old was praying the other night and she concluded with "This prayer's for you Jesus, amen." I guess her version of "In Jesus Name." I just loved it.

B His Girl said...

I joined you today. I felt that God wanted me to thank Him especially for my children. Your post made me realize I left out my dog. Maybe I can add him. I like your list. This is the second post I have seen with rain in it.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Edie,
Glad the jury duty was okay. I know if I ever was in a situation that needed jurors, I'd want someone like you on mine.
Let me know what I can do for the nb

Yolanda said...

With Jesus, how can we not be thankful, right?!!!!

From the Heart said...

When my youngest daughter was small and just learning to pray at night she would ask Jesus to bless everybody she could think of.

I'm so thankful for all the friends I've met though blogging and especially getting to know you.
You are very talented and God is using you in so many ways.
May God continue to bless you in areas you haven't even thought about yet,

Mary Moss said...

Love that list! :-)

On Purpose said...

I am thankful for you and that you live your life on purpose...oh that I am thankful God blessed me with watching you journey towards His heart! Love to you!

Stephanie said...

I love these lists - more thanksgiving is definitely needed in my life. I always think of that verse (?) that talks about how God wants us to give Him a sacrifice of thanksgiving. I may not always *feel* thankful, but it pleases Him when I obey and give thanks. And then the feelings usually follow anyway. :) Jumbled thoughts, sorry!

Hope you're having a very joy-filled and blessed week so far Edie. Love ya!

sailorcross said...

Hi Edie!!

Love your thankful list, especially #4. I went through a tough time a few months ago, and I was talking with a member of my spiritual family about this problem. Everything he said to me, my answer was "I know". I said "I know" I couldn't tell you how many times!!

Finally, he said to me, "Okay, you have all of this head knowledge about this situation. You have it all down pat. Now, all you have to do is move it to your heart."

And that is what you are doing--moving your head knowledge to your heart and discovering the true JOY that lives inside of us--despite the trials and turmoils of our daily lives--the JOY that only comes through the heart knowledge of Jesus.

Oh, and thanks for explaining to me about the geese. I must have looked dumbfounded standing in the parking lot staring at them and just wondering, "Doesn't that first fellow get really tired?" I stood and watched them for quite a while until they were out of sight.

Just see how amazing God is!! He doesn't want one goose to do all of the work, so they take turns!! Just like us--we all have different gifts and we use them for the Lord in different ways! He doesn't want just one of us doing everything either!!

Love your grandchildrens' prayer lists!! Come to Jesus with trust of a small child--they have so much to teach us regarding trust!


debrah said...

I am thankful that Edie has JOY that goes beyond head knowledge.

Greg C said...

I missed this post this morning when I checked your blog. I am thankful that I checked back to see if you posted. I love jury duty. I think that makes me strange. I keep hoping to get asked to do it again but because I want to, I probibly won't get asked.

Debra said...


Loved your thankful post. You are so right about having all of the head knowledge and that not connecting to the heart. Boy oh boy...when it does...Hallalujah!

Thinking about you today! Hugs to you, my friend.

Spring Fricks said...

Hi Edie,

I am just catching up on my blog reading. I love your list. But, jury duty....at least it didn't last long. :-)

a corgi said...

I liked all your list of thankfuls especially the thankfuls of your grandchildren; neat that the little ones know Jesus :)

so glad that jury duty came with some nice perks of free covered parking! wishing you a great weekend


Jody said...

Yes, joy!! Glorify God and enjoy him forever is the chief end of man(and woman)!

Shanda said...

Hi Edie, Your Toby looks alot like my Toby, only mine is grayish and brown. Your Toby looks like he has some heeler in him. Mine is a Texas blue heeler, only the only thing he heels now is the couch and a hotdog.

Daphine said...

Good Morning Edie,

I enjoyed your list. I have jury duty coming up and your list has definitely challenged me to find something out of to be thankful for. Thanks!

Have a great weekend!

LisaShaw said...


Thank you for sharing this beautiful list of "Thankfuls". We indeed have so much to be thankful for.

I was typing a blog the other day and on Fox News I heard a woman talk about being hungry and needing food for her and her son. I began to cry as I prayed for her and everyone who is hurting. Afterwards, I just kept thanking GOD that we have food to eat and a roof over our heads and again I prayed for every one who doesn't.

We can't take anything for granted. We have EVERYTHING to be grateful for regardless of whatever our circumstances and we all have different ones but GOD is in control and so we can trust in Him.

I'm thankful for each one of you.

Deanna said...

Hey Edie! always so good to hear from you!

I don't know what is cuter than little kids' thankful lists!

glad you enjoyed the post 'starry night' over at my place:O)

I pray my writing will only bless others and always be for the glory of God.

In Him, Deanna

Marla said...

I love the thankful list from your grand daughters. Yes, we should be thankful for forks, I prefer them over spoons. I wear glasses for reading, eating, not prescription but magnifiers. I keep them on a chain around my neck and things are fuzzy without them. I can see far away things just fine.

Irritable Mother said...

Jury duty, eh? I have only served once - and that one time, eleven of my closest friends and I found a guy guilty on three counts of first degree murder. It was not a pleasant experience, I'm telling you!
But justice was served.

Truth4thejourney said...

Jury duty, I've never been called up. It sounds so scary! Glad you had a good experience. :)

Hearing the children pray is really beautiful isn't it!

Be blessed this weekend,