Thursday, April 14, 2011

~ Thankful ~


Sometimes I my life gets so busy that I forget to stop and enjoy the small things...to be thankful for each day. I have so much to be thankful for today. I thought I would share a few with you all:.
I am thankful for...


Beautiful weather...
It so beautiful outside today! The warm sun kissing my face and the sweet smelling breeze is refreshing.

New things...
God is starting some new things in my heart these days. I am so thankful that some of my waiting time is over and I am seeing God move in my life in very obvious ways. I can't wait to see all that He does!

Coffee...for now...
Ah, the warm heaven-sent liquid is so wonderful in the morning! However, I am weaning myself off of coffee soon, so I will enjoy it while I can!

Leftovers...
Mmm...there are some yummy leftovers in the fridge. I'm thankful that we even have leftovers. We have more food than we need, which is good to remember today.

Our church...
It was a blessing to lead worship for the youth group last night. We serve beside some amazing and godly people. Fellowship with the believers is so precious.

New music...
I've recently started listening to Kristian Stanfill's new CD, Mountains Move, and I can't get enough. This song is my favorite right now:


My husband...
He makes me laugh so much! Albeit, sometimes it is because he is tickling me but I love to laugh with him nonetheless. We are so incredibly silly. He is a good critic. I have been depending on his feedback lately.

Clothes...
It has almost been a month since I've purchased any clothes. You can read more about that here. I am realizing just how much I really have. I am thankful that I have the means to dress well. Lots of people wear rags.


Well, that is all for now. I certainly haven't exhausted all that I am and should be thankful for, but that would be way too long for this little post.

What are you thankful for today?

29 comments:

Lindsey said...

How lovely it is to see God working in the body. I'm glad he is doing something new in you.

Hm, I'm sooo thankful that tomorrow is the last day of school before Easter Break, and then there are only 4 more weeks of school before summer!

Lori said...

Love this! I am thankful for our church too-- they are looking to buy HUGE land to pass on to our future generations ... really exciting. :)

Thank you for the continual inspiration!

Alyss said...

Love this. I'm thankful for my husband and my baby, Jude. I'm thankful that God has provided for us so I can stay at home with Jude for a while. I'm thankful for having my family live in the same city as me. I'm thankful for a lot!

Good luck with the weening off of coffee!

Jessica said...

Great post! I love that song. =)

Amy @ dwell in the season said...

This is such a great post, I love your heart of thankfulness!! Thanks for your comment on my blog and your follow - I LOVE your blog and am following too:) My husband worked in ministry for the last 5 years, and now we're at seminary so he can become a pastor. I'm excited to learn more about your story! :)
-Amy

kandicejill said...

Amen about being thankful for clothes. Before I got married I spent SO much money on clothes - it seemed I always had something new to wear. I will have you know, I have been married for one year now and have only spent 40 DOLLARS on clothes... ummm ridiculous right? My husband is the most frugal person I know, so I've definitely learned a lot from him haha... but I surely am so grateful I stocked up before I got married... because my clothes have lasted me this entire year! :) But my husband is starting to pity me and keeps telling me to spoil myself and go on a shopping trip. Haha, so wonderful! :) Lol

By the way, totally stocked your blog just now - you are absolutely gorgeous, and your wedding was stunning! :) Your 1 year is coming up soon enough! :)

Dreamy Melrose said...

I am grateful for all the small things around me, the sunny weather and people I love :) YOU MUST BE PROUD about your project involving not buying new clothes; many times we buy more than we need and it's not good this materialistic behaviour because in our world a lot of people don't have nothing and then, we have also to respect our planet and limit our consumptions. We have to protect our people and our planet and your way to act is fantastic.

ps. I hope that my English is clear ;)

She Said... said...

I have never heard of Kristian Stanfill before, but I LOVE that worship song you posted! I am now going to buy one of his cd's! Thank you for sharing him!

Also,
my small group was just talking about this subject the other day and how we take everything for granted because we literally deserve none of this.
We especially were talking about how we need to be thankful for our jobs and money from our jobs and the ability to perform our duties and get paid to do so. We usually think we deserve more money, but in reality that money is not really ours to begin with and just being so truly thankful to God for providing us with what we have really changes your outlook on things.

Emily said...

Sweetie sweetie, wean yourself off of buying clothes, wean yourself off of wearing shoes but do not possibly allow yourself to be weaned from the heaven sent liquid that we call coffee. Why!!? WHY??

I'm thankful for you, did you see that coming? But it's true, I really am. Loving getting to know you more through little emails, comments, posts and everything in between. You're a pretty neat woman. :)

Jennifer said...

Yeah, Kristian Stanfill is really good. He leads worship for the PASSION conferences now.

We do take so much for granted...I'd never thought about "thinking we deserve money" but we definitly don't! We don't deserve anything! It makes me so thankful for God's grace!


Haha. My hubby and I are trying to cut back on all the money we spend on food and drinks we don't need. He gave up his beloved Green Tea...so I had to match it.

I love getting to know you too! Blogging, I suppose, is another thing I am thankful for and all the amazing people I have met in doing so.

Courtney B said...

Girl we are so on the same page today! I just posted about being thankful today! I loved reading yours! It's crazy how something as simple as clothes can be taken for granted! Thank you for the reminder :)

Cara S. said...

I love this list, it is so simple yet so wonderful at the same time! Which is probably why I love it so much. okay I'm gonna go listen to this song NOW!!! Oh and I am new to your blog! Love it!

Terésa Marie said...

I am thankful for finding your blog :)
Can't wait to dig in deeper and read more. God bless!

M. said...

thankful for God's patience and faithfulness to me, and for how sunny and great it was today. lovely.


xoxo

christine donee said...

This is so lovely.

Today, I am thankful for this gorgeous weather we are having. It brightens up my day!

melanie said...

i'm thankful for coffee too :)

melissa said...

Beautiful post my friend! You are so adorable! Thanks for posting that song....I listened to it twice before commenting. Obsessed. I'm going to download this album off of iTunes right now! Have a great night xoxo

Alexis Kaye said...

Thanks for reminding me to be thankful :)

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

love these :) i am also so thankful for this beautiful weather and for coffee! my goodness.

mary said...

I am thankful for your thankfulness! And the fresh air, sunlight, living things, Love, all the water and coffee I could ever dream of, and life, oh and for being thankful. Because Being thankful is an inspiration...daily! xox!

My Beautiful Life said...

What a sweet post. A month without any purchases- I know you don't know me from jane doe, but I am proud of you. I know it isn't an easy thing to do, and you really are going to make a difference, and I'm sure are inspiring others to be more careful and thoughtful where their money is being spent.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

amazing weather and silly husbands are always something to be thankful for.

Oh and clothes definitely clothes hehehe

Write it in Lipstick

vivI.Iviv said...

love your post x we have so much to be grateful for & take too many things for granted x

<3
vivI.Iviv
www.lovexevol.blogspot.com

Megan said...

thankful for you and your unwavering faith and beauty :)

The Soul Anchor said...

You're definitely blessed! Those are some wonderful things to be thankful for.

Ashley said...

Thank you for introducing me to Kristian Stanfill's music. It is wonderful!

Melanie said...

Jennifer, I am so thankful that you commented on my post about Perfection--so that I could discover your blog! :) Your love story is almost a mirror of mine--what a blessing it is to have the Lord answer our prayers so fully. Amen. (I actually shared our story during Valentine's week. The first post sounds very similar to your "story" post. http://www.kevinandmel.com/2011/02/one-with-our-love-story-part-1.html)

Thanks again and I look forward to becoming friends!

Blessings!

Melanie
http://kevinandmel.com

brittni said...

I love this post! So cute :) Yay for coffee.

I'm so thankful that GOD is making changes on the inside :)

xx, Brittni With Love From Michigan

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

What a most lovely post-- I adore this and that it came from you!

xo

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