I already knew that prayer is a powerful good thing, but did you know that thankful prayer, prayer in which we pour out our heartfelt gratitude for all the Lord has done, is doing, and that we trust He will do, is the key that opens the gates for God's supernatural peace to flood into us? Seriously. Next time you are feeling anxious or sad or agitated or mad or whatever....Bless the Lord with your gratitude and see what happens!
Okay, on with the blessings!
This week I am thankful...
* that today's the day! My hubby gave me the all-clear to start moving things into the room that was formerly our daughter's. If you remember, it has beautiful pine paneling on the walls, but it needed to be sealed. (Note-painting an entire room with polyurethane when it's too hot to open windows is not the best idea.) I am excited.
Here's the room:
* for a really nice day with my mom last Saturday. My husband is still using my car, so Mom picked me up for the preview day of the library's used book sale (yes, I got more books).
|They aren't all for me. I got a cookbook for my daughter,|
a book of sewing patterns for my d-i-l, and several kids' books.
Oh, and three or four trivia books....the kind certain people like
to read in the throne room.
After the book sale we stopped at a couple of yard sales and then had lunch.
* that God showed me the hornworms on my tomato plants Tuesday evening...in the dark. Well, the porch light was on since I was taking the dogs out and I looked over at my tomatoes, as I tend to do every time I go in or out, and I just thought something looked "wrong." I got a flashlight to see better and was horrified to see a couple of these greedy guys:
* for gallons of fresh blueberries...even if I did have to pick them myself in this heat. So yummy!
* for fresh, sweet, corn-on-the-cob. M-mmm....so many ways to cook it, so many ways to flavor it....butter, mayo, salt, pepper, fire-roasted and spicy, grilled, herbed... I think I need to buy some corn for dinner.
* for the little wild bunny who lives in our yard. Okay, we have several wild bunnies, but I've only seen the one baby. I call him Bugs. He is a stinker. One day I went out to find him sitting on the steps up onto the deck, peering up over the top at me. I've never seen or heard of a wild rabbit trying to come up on anyone's porch. He likes to stay just out of the dogs' reach and munch away, seemingly oblivious to their barking. Then, what tickles me most, is how he will hide in a high patch of grass or in a bunch of lilies until the dogs (or me) are right on top of him then he will dart out right under their noses and scare them half to death. He drives the puppies nuts!
* for professional pedicures...cause I just hate doing that.
That's all I have time for today. All those books are waiting for me. Enjoy your day and may the rest of your week be blessed!