Friday, November 16, 2007

Giving Thanks Saturday

"Such a blessed people should be a thankful people." Cotton Mather

The week of Giving Thanks at Kelli's is coming to an end today. I have been surprised by the JOY of thanksgiving through this little blogging adventure, wow. I wan't even sure if I was going to do it at first and then decided kind of last minute to step into it. Honestly, I don't like to commit to things for the fear of having to follow through with them but this little challenge turned out to surprise me in the end. I didn't have a problem staying commited like I thought I would and God had a few lessons for me to learn along the way. The journey is not over nor will it ever be and I know that He has many more lessons for me as I continue to walk slowly through each path that He has paved specifically for me. This week has made me realize how much I take for granted in this life and has inspired me to give thanks always...

I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 9:1

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Now, I want to share a few pictures from my home:

Here is our "Giving Thanks" tree, isn't it cute? It is the best branch that we could find. Also, the leaf prints are the cards we are going to send out today to family and friends telling them why we are thankful for them.

We had so much fun painting our leaves and then making their prints on the paper.

Oh, I just had to share this BEAUTIFUL baby Butterfly with you!! I love her!
My boys left to go out of town today... it wasn't planned but the opportunity presented itself and we all jumped on it. It would have been selfish of me to pass it up, I miss them terribly but I am thankful that they were blessed to go visit with their Nana and a lot of other family that they love so much and don't get to see very often.

"A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart."
Charles Finney

Thanks Kelli for encouraging me to grow in grace and cultivating further in me a thankful heart. I have SO enjoyed myself this week just examining my life and seeing the blessings more abundantly and praising God through them.

I pray that all of YOU who were involved in this Giving Thanks week were as blessed as I was and more!
JOYfully in Him,


MrsMomma said...

What beautiful pictures! I love the fall touches you've added to your home. And your sweet Butterfly looks like a beautiful bundle of joy!

Thanks for sharing,

Jammy said...

Baby butterfly is quite the sweetie pie! I love your thankfulness tree, very charming! I know the recipients will just LOVE their cards. This week has been a real treat for me as well!!


Mommy said...

I've enjoyed reading your post about your thankful for being thankful ;-).

Your little butterfly is precious. :)

Kelli said...

Thank you so much for joining in with me this week! I have really enjoyed your posts as you have prepared for this coming week! Your home is beautiful and Baby Butterfly is *adorable!!* What a sweet smile!