Monday, November 23, 2009

Thank you God

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Thank you God - Author Unknown

Thank you God, for all I have to do today.
Thanks God, for this sink of dirty dishes,
It shows we have plenty to eat.

Thanks God, for this pile of dirty, stinky, laundry,
It shows we have plenty of clothes to wear.

Thanks God, for those unmade beds in there,
They were warm and so comfortable last night
And I know there are many who have no beds.

Thank God, for this bathroom complete with all the
Spattered mirror, soggy grimy towels and dirty commode,
They are so convenient.

Thanks God, for this finger-smudged refrigerator
That needs defrosting,
It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers
For two or three meals.

Thanks God, for this oven
That absolutely must cleaned today,
It has baked so many things over the years.

The whole family is grateful for that grass that needs mowing,
The lawn that will need raking, we all enjoy the yard.

Thanks God, even for that slamming screen door,
My kids are healthy and able to run and play.

Lord the presence of all these chores awaiting me
Says you have richly blessed my family.
I shall do them all cheerfully
And I shall do them gratefully.

*photo Country Living Magazine

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Thankful Tree

A thankful heart. This is what I want for my children. I want them to know how truly blessed they are. So I came up with this little easy project to help aid in this. As for the supplies I actually had most on hand so it only cost a few dollars to make. I painted the pot with chalkboard paint (I'm addicted to that stuff!). The sticks came from a tree in our yard. I filled the pot with floral foam to keep them stable. So like I said pretty easy. I placed some tags and a pen in the little bowl so we can write what we're thankful for and hang it on our tree. The picture doesn't really do it justice but I actually think I might leave it out for awhile. After all we should be thankful always, not just around Thanksgiving!

Count Your Blessings - written by Johnson Oatman Jr.

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My New Obsession..

(photo - Country Living)

My latest thing has been Jadeite. Oh I love my pieces so much I want to give them a hug! Do you ever feel that way about something? I mostly keep them in the kitchen but I recently painted our bedroom Jadeite green, so I have a few scattered around.

Happy Birthday!

Today the USMC celebrates its' 234th birthday. I am so proud to have a husband that not only served his country but served in this amazing branch of the United States Military. God bless America and God bless the USMC!

The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!
MGen. Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952

I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!
General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur; Korea, 21 September 1950

The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985

Thursday, November 5, 2009