Thursday, March 4, 2010

Being Thankful

Green Girl made these little sitting signs for everyone who sat at her Thanksgiving table this past year. I saw it sitting there in the sun today, the sun I didn't know I had so sorely missed until it came back and now I am so thankful for it today!

It is a hard, hard job sometimes to be thankful. But God promises that He is faithful and that He is always near. Even when our circumstances are crazy, He never changes. I've really felt a sense of God's peace lately even though we've been going through some uncertain times with my husband's health. We received really good news this week about all of that makes me super thankful. But what if we HADN'T received good news? That wouldn't change who God is, or any of His promises. Would I still be able to be thankful, "no matter what?" Is it hard for you to be thankful in ALL circumstances?


  1. I think these need to find their way into the etsy shop, and then to my house. I can see it sitting on the window ledge in my kitchen, or one hanging in our breakfast room. :-)

  2. I'm really loving the wood burning, how cool!

  3. *gasp...

    i have one of those.

    (insert =D kind of smile here)

  4. I just want to say Happy Birthday, Connie! I hope your day is filled with joy and laughter and a renewed sense of the Savior's love for you and yours!

    I love you!

  5. My husband died four months ago of pancreatic cancer. I am thankful that we had only four weeks to live with the knowledge of his diagnosis and that we had four weeks together with the knowledge. I am also thankful that he did not suffer greatly nor at length. I'm thankful that I'm continuing to live with trust in his love and sorrow of his loss.

  6. jeaninholland:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. thank you so much for sharing your story. When our dad (and husband) passed away in 1997, i had nothing to be thankful for. i did not know God's love or hope. but i recognized that my dad did. i wanted that hope that he had and the assurance of eternity. i wanted to see him again. his passing was brought me to the Lord. I pray that you will feel God's love and peace as you navigate this new terrain.