Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 9 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving!

It's Day 9 of the 30 Days of Thanksgiving and I want to share the 9 that I have so far.  I could certainly share more than one a day but since we have these two events, 30 Days of Thanksgiving and 30 Days of Free Samples (Avon) and 30 Days of Thanksgiving, and they are open to anyone for free, I will share the ones that I posted in the groups.  

Day 1! I thank the Lord for salvation!

Day 2! I thank the Lord today (and everyday) I thank God for my wonderful husband, John, and thealmost 18 years that we've been married! He's an incredible man who has been with me through all health, sickness, wealth, poor, and all our our marriage vows! I love more each day!

Day 3!  I thank the Lord for my two step sons who have always been great kids and are now wonderful gentlemen. I'm praying that one of them will come back here (asking the Lord to help them raise thefunds) to see their only living grandparent, while she's still alive. She's on Hospice in a nursing home here in our town.

Day 4!  I'm thankful for the Lord providing for my husband and my daily needs. He's retired and I'm on disability and we make it on the paycheck to paycheck and have food on the table each week thanks to couponing and meal planning. Thankful for Him also meeting the needs of our sons and for providing them with jobs during this hard times. Amen!

Day 5!  Thank you (at age 51) to have my mother (age 78) and father living. My mom lives 3,000 miles away from me but my sister (age 49) is close to her and my father (almost age 83) lives here in California

Day 6!  Thank you God for healing me from 10 weeks in bed (just enough healing) that I can walk and sit for small periods of time!  I am thankful for the back brace that the Dr. sold to me and to be able to receive comfort from that when walking and sitting.   Fibromyalgia and  Rheumatoid Arthritis are really hard to manage during weather changes like the ones we've been having here in Southern California. 

Day 7! Thank you Lord for the ability to worship you and read your Word in a free country to do so.  Thank you for the capacity to understand your Word even though I go through times with fibromyalgia and the "fibro fog" where things are really tough and on those days I find that LISTENING to your Word online helps me so much! Thank you for having the Bible Online so that I can read there and have Bible Study tools there and the men of God who have sermons online and the women of God who have women ministries online. I pray that you always lead them to speak your Word!

Day 8!  Thank you Lord for providing my parents the funds to send me to Christian Jr. and Sr. High and then onto Christian College and then for me to pay go to a Christian Grad School here in California.  Thank you for giving me the love for education and that I became a teacher and for  the 17 years that I was able to teach in the Christian and mostly public schools here in Calif.
Thank you for the lives of the special needs students that you blessed me with teaching and learning from them.

Day 9!  Thank you Lord for Social Networks (e.g. FaceBook) and that I joined when I did and was able to reconnect with so many Christian High School alumni and Christian college and grad school alumni. I also want to thank you for the new friends that I have made on FaceBook so far and that you will continue to bless those friendships and that they always be honoring to you!  There are gals on here from college (especially Diane R. and Becky A. and Ginny T.) who are such a blessing to me each day on here.  Thank you for the lives of these friends and that even 30 years later, we are able to reconnect and be a blessing to each other from such long physical distances.  Please continue to bless these friendships each day!  Thank you for their example of being Women after your own Heart!

A Thanksgiving Prayer

For forests tall and oceans deep
For canyons wide and mountains steep
For sunset skies of pink and gold
For every sunrise we behold

For Winter's snow and springtime's thaw
For Summer's warmth and Autumn's awe
For roofs that keep the rain away
For walls that hold it all at bay

For work that puts food on the table
For health and rest to keep us able
For friends and family around us
For years to come, may they surround us

For soldiers fighting for our peace
For days to come when wars may cease
For hope, so burdens won't enslave us
For thy forgiveness which will save us

For feast, and those with whom we share it
For loving hands that did prepare it
For all that makes this life worth living
We take this time on this Thanksgiving

To bow our heads and bend a knee
And pause to look around and see
For all that was, is, and shall be
We have none to thank, Oh Lord, but thee.


--Submitted by member, Eddie Mallonen
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