Thursday, February 05, 2009

Thankful Thursday--Changes

Iris chose the theme Changes for Thankful Thursday this week. How I wish I was able to give thanks for specific changes, but for now they are still changes on the horizon! God is clearly showing us changes are coming, but has yet to give us the direction we'll be going. But, here are a few "changes" for which I'm thankful:

*Last week we were totally blessed to be able to take a family vacation to Belgium (posts are coming). The weather was predicted 40-60% rain every day we were there. But God was so good to us---we never saw a rain drop and only had one day of clouds out of six!

*Most of Britain has been locked in with unusual snow amounts this week. We have been clear and dry. Except for two hours Monday evening when the weather changed to allow two little girls to giggle and play in the snow and even make snow angels. By morning it was all washed away, but for those hours we praised God for the joy it brought my girls.

*This year we have made changes in Jewel's math program for school. Math is her struggle subject and I don't want her to learn to hate it at six! Those changes seem to be working. And I am thankful.

*I'm making some changes in my own pursuit of knowledge. I've decided to seek some classes to enhance the things I love. Just hours after putting one of those on my February goals, Iris gave me a lead of how to accomplish it. I'm thankful for Internet Friends who are there to guide and encourage. Thank you Iris!

*In spite of not knowing where the next change at work will be, German continues to have good support from his team. We are thankful for the job and for the people he works alongside every day.

*We have changes in the planning stages at church. They are huge, and they are exciting! I cannot wait to see the fulfillment of what God is starting. But for today I'm thankful to be a part of the process.

Are you thankful today? We would love it if you would share it! Join us at Iris' home...Grace Alone to share your thoughts.


Denise said...

So glad your family enjoyed your trip last week sweetie.

Kristin said...

I'm glad the weather held for your trip. All the changes sound wonderful and exciting.

Debbie said...

I loved reading your thankful list and how you see blessings in the midst of it all. I'm also glad you are also a life long learner, taking classes.

Laurie Ann said...

So glad your trip went well and the weather was cooperative! Wonderful list of blessings...Happy Thankful Thursday.

June said...

How like God, it may rain but not
on your parade. Happy TT June

Marsha said...

I'm not sure why, but I've never been over to your place before. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. You have a blanket of warmth and hospitality and a heart full of thanks.

Have a blessed weekend.

Susan said...

Wow, how wonderful to read about your church and all the other neat things God has done.

Blessings to you this TT♥