Thankfulness on Thursday

Joining Kim and friends in expressing gratitude on Thursdays…

I am thankful, as you know, that school starts next Wednesday.

I am also thankful, despite how my post yesterday may have seemed, for our long summer and for the days–and evenings!–spent at home. Though I eagerly embrace fall and the return to school, schedule and structure, I also know it will be a return to a more hectic pace. Being away every night this past week–to practices, orientations and the like–reminds me how thankful I am we’ve enjoyed these months here, at home.

I am thankful for good books.

I am thankful for my church and I am also thankful that the Lord has given us the resources and vision to purchase land to be used for His kingdom purposes and a more permanent meeting place one day, glory to His name!

I am thankful for comments and phone calls that remind me why I indulge in this kind of self-exposed confessional (aka blogging). Seriously, I am thankful for those of you who visit and read; you encourage me!

I am thankful for central air conditioning.

I am thankful it is August, hot as it is, because after August comes September and September means fall can’t be far behind.

I am thankful for the opportunities to (hopefully) encourage others with the gospel and I pray I will be found faithful as I do so tomorrow morning!

What are you thankful for this week?


Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

7 thoughts on “Thankfulness on Thursday”

  1. So much to be thankful for! I, too, am very thankful for my church and their support, encouragement, and sharpening. Couldn’t be who I am now without them (and certainly couldn’t be who I’m supposed to be)!

  2. As for your being thankful for opportunities to encourage others with the Gospel, let me encourage you that you surely do, thanks be to God.

  3. NEXT WEEK?! Wow. That’s so early to start school. I do remember the kids starting on the 13th one year (because that’s our anniversary and we took them with us on our “date” so we could hear all about their first day!), but now the Texas Legislature has decreed that schools can’t start before the week that August 21 (or thereabouts) falls in.

    Love your thankful list!

  4. I’m thankful also that school’s starting back – I’m able to see &/or hear about all our children getting ready to meet new challenges in the start of another school year – to enjoy their excitement.

    I’m thankful for a short trip to the beach last week.

    I’m thankful when my coffee taste just perfect in the mornings and I can enjoy it on the deck, hearing birds,seeing flowers & green trees & grass,reading my favorite devotional book.

    I’m thankful for fresh vegetables in the summer. Shelling peas reminds me of all my loved ones that I’ve sat with and shelled peas/beans together. I realize it’s like a “lost art” now!

  5. I’m thankful for a cool and overcast day, now that my air conditioner is broken. Soon to be repaired, I hope. (My ceiling fans have never gotten such a workout.)

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