June 16, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Today I am giving God thanks for:

~the last day of school. A year of hard work, of stretching and growing both inside and outside of the classroom. I'd forgotten how difficult middle school can be.

~my girl's desire to live differently. She's not the most popular or athletic kid, but she loves Jesus. I'll take that over earthly accolades any day.

~a summer calendar that's virtually empty. Plenty of time for family fun and games, impromptu cookouts with friends, last minute trips to the amusement park, and church softball. The stuff that great summers are made of.

~weekly Bible study with a group of 9 college-aged ladies. They sharpen and inspire me. I'm so thankful they're allowing me to invest in their lives.

~the Holy Spirit's conviction this morning. May I be broken and poured out for Him!

4 comments:

Diana Lovegrove said...

"...she loves Jesus". Praise God! I pray I can say that of my boy when he's your daughter's age.

I pray you have a great summer enjoying all those wonderful things that make up happy family memories :)

Leah in Iowa said...

That is a LOT to be thankful for. I've said it before, but you are blessed, girl!! I pray you never take those things for granted!

bekahcubed said...

What a wonderful list! And thank you for pouring your life into other women--you and others like you are such an encouragement to me.

Persis said...

The pressures on our children are far greater than when I was a kid. Praise the Lord that your daughter wants to be different.

Do you play softball? Our church is in a league, but we nearly didn't meet the required number of women. They even asked if I would play, which shows how desperately we needed female players. I do much better cheering from the stands. :)