Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thankful Thursday ✽ 11/10/16

Typical Joey :).

I'm thankful for...
-A little note from Emmi (and the laugh we were able to share that she accidentally addressed it to Abbi ;)). So sweet!
-That the Lord’s thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways, and we can trust Him to work all out for His glory and our growth.
-That the Lord is our fortress and protection, a present help in time of trouble <3.

-Mama and Daddy's patient teaching of my siblings and I, even when we need correction or explanation over and over and over again, and how it displays the nature of God to us.
-Listening to music with my little siblings. Jojo asks often, "Can we listen to this?" as he brings the MP3player he stole from Tori's table, hahaha ;).
-Christmas music… haha :). 'Siah and I broke down a couple nights ago.... ;).
-That we have the Bible in our own language and can learn it and know it by heart.

-A church that is solid in their doctrine, has strong, biblical preaching, and that the people there have welcomed us warmly.
-The time change this week.. I love fall time, and an extra hour of sleep is always nice, haha ;).
-Cozy sweaters and cool weather to wear them in.
-Laughing and playing and loving on my little siblings while I help them get ready for bed. Memories can be made at any time, and I'm thankful for the Lord's reminders to make it count, because if He didn't prompt me to do so, I wouldn't do it even as often as I do (which I know is not enough -so glad He is patient with us!)!

-Peter coming into my room frequently and crawling into my bed after he wakes up for some snuggles <3.
-PicMonkey and how I can use it for my canvases :).

 (Some of the items up in Under the Tapestry right now :) )

-Books, the ability to read through my Mama's teaching when I was younger, and plenty of good books at my disposal :).
-That though my heart is prone to wander, Christ has "sealed it for his courts above".

-That the Lord has given us a life full of times of productivity and other times of relaxation. Both make the other more enjoyable!
-Soap and water and the ability to have cleanliness! I very much appreciate this, lol :).
-The ability to cook and bake :).
-That I have been grafted into the vine of Jesus and can live through Him <3.

"Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and all that is within me bless His Holy Name!"


  1. I love this! Really brightened up my day and reminded me of all I have to be grateful for!
    -Jollygirl @ Reflections of a Jolly Girl

    1. Aw, thank you, Jollygirl! The Lord has blessed me, and I've joined a forum of Godly girls this November to praise him together, and it's been a joy in my life, so I wanted to share some of the gifts I have noticed here :)!


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