Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday ~ Life


This week our host Iris at Grace Alone has chosen the theme, life ~ physical and spiritual.
Earlier this week, I was reminded of how blessed our family is in that we're all pretty healthy. More specifically, I was thinking that until Morgan was in eighth grade, she never missed a day of school. Jae is now in second grade and just missed her first day this year. I just celebrated my 15th year at my job and have more than 700 hours in sick time accrued. Dirk is the same as being healthy. I am very thankful that other than minor aches and pains, our family has nevered endured a big sickness. Thank you Lord!
As far as my spiritual life. I have been on a strong path the last several months with being in the Word more. I have been able to maintain a consistent study pattern. However, I am far from where I WANT and NEED to be. I grew up in church, but had no idea until later in life what was really required of me to have a close, personal, and intimate relationship with my Heavenly Father. As with any relationship, it's hard work, but so worth it. When I say hard work, I think of the constant disappointments that I have brought to Him; such as broken promises, disobedience, lack of communication, and on and on. I am thankful that my Father is gracious and merciful to not only forgive me when I ask... but remembers it no more.
I truly can't imagine a life of hopeless wandering and without following Jesus!

25 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful Thankful Thursday!
-sandy toes

Speaking from the Heart said...

Daphine,

Your life and marriage sound wonderful. may you dialy grow closer to the LORD.

Jennifer England said...

Daphine,

You continue to challenge me with your everyday testimony. I have been very haphazard (sp?) about my time in the word. I will make more of an effort to prioritize and make God's Word first and foremost in my day. Thank you, Daphine, for your ongoing honesty and example.

Love you!
Jennifer

Liz said...

Daphine,

That is wonderful how you & your family has been blessed with good health. I see such terrible things and how quickly an illness can destroy.

I need to work harder on my spiritual journey as well. I need to focus a little more on reading the Bible.

Hope you have a great Thursday!

Alicia said...

That is a blessing to be so healthy!!! I think many of us take that for granted. You sound like such a wonderful mother, wife, & friend!!

Awesome TT post!!!

Edie said...

How beautiful Daphine. Great things to be thankful for. I am ever thankful that He is always Faithful.

Denise said...

May God continue to pour blessings down upon your family my friend.

April said...

Once again, AMEN Sister! You write so eloquently, Daphine...especially about your faith. Your words are nourishment to the soul.

You definitely have much to be thankful for!

I am so blessed to be able to call you "friend". Enjoy your Thursday!!

Stacey said...

What a great post. I am thankful that you remind us to be steadfast in our time with God. It's important!!

Heather said...

great post Daphine!

Debra said...

Daphine,

As always, I appreciate your thankful heart! Thank you so much for praying for Jay and I...means so much!

((hugs)) to you today!

4 Lettre Words said...

I can relate so much to this. Excellent post!

Happy TT!

He And Me + 3 said...

Love your post! You and your family are so blessed!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so excited about all of your sick time! Maybe you can use some of that when the new baby - i mean puppy- comes : )

Thank you for reminding me to be thankful!

Lindsay-ann said...

Thanks for sharing your Thankful Thursday thoughts.
I am pleased to hear you are on a strong path, it is encouraging to read about your faith.
Lindsay

Lorrie said...

Daphine this is such a good post. I too am thankful for my health and that of my family. I'm so happy to have Christian friends who encourage me in my walk with the Lord.

Tonya said...

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for the b'day song and wishes. You are SO SWEET! When is YOUR birthday??? HHHMMMM?? =-)

Oh, I read your list below.. Sister, we could be VERY CLOSE if we lived near each other.. LOL! We sound SOOOO MUCH alike! ;-)

Have a GREAT weekend!

Amy said...

Daphine!

Great post. Posts like this is why I love TT!

Hugs,
Amy

ps- you have to tell me how to say your name correctly. "ph"- like an f sound? the "ine"- like an "een" sound? As in Doreen?
Sorry- I gotta know these things! :)

Jennifer said...

Very sweet Thankful Thursday today! So wonderful to feel close to the Savior - there is always more to be done - but sensing His presence is too precious.

michele said...

I too can't imagine life without Jesus. I love being able to leave my worries to Him. I love to be in the Word, but need to be so much more disciplined!!

Lorrie said...

Hi Daphine, stop by my blog when you get a moment, I've left you a book tag!

April said...

Daphine!

I read your post about dancing, but I don't see your comment button, so I can't leave you one there. What happened???

Anyhow, hope you get this...but, I can't stand suspense!! Shame on you for putting us through this, again! :) Don't leave us hanging too long, girl!

Loved the video! Thanks for making me laugh on this foggy, dreary morning!

Hey, stop by my blog on Sunday or Monday...I'm having a giveaway for my 100th post!

Rebekah said...

Remembering our sins no more....Definately something to be thankful for!

Named Alicia said...

What a great TT! Sometimes we overlook our health, both physical and spiritual, until we have a problem. But, may we always be thankful for good health. And may we always be striving to know our Heavenly Father, better.

Thanks for sharing, my friend!

I really do hope you have a great weekend!

Jennifer said...

Great TT! Hope you guys have an awesome weekend!