Saturday, April 16th, 2016
I hope you are doing well this lovely Spring day. I hope your week was a blessing and you were a blessing to others this week. So you are reading this 64th TGI Saturdays post the second week of April 2016. However, I’m actually writing this post the last week of January 2016. Why you may ask?
Well, the reason is because I am currently expecting and will be getting ready to have my 6th child very soon (6-8 weeks). So I have prepared 4 1/2 months worth of pre-scheduled TGI Saturdays posts. I’m calling this series of pre-scheduled posts “Saturday Inspirations,” because I’m hoping they encourage, inspire and uplift your spirit.
I was initially hoping to write 10 weeks worth myself and have guest bloggers fill the other 9 weeks, however, I didn’t get as many volunteers as I was hoping for, so I’ve decided to just go with it and do what I can.
If you’ve been around for the 10 weeks of posts that have already published before this one, I really hope you liked what I prepared and I hope you like the ones to follow as well.
Would love to hear from you via my comment box. I love reading your comments and will continue to do so as often as I can, even during my Blogging Maternity Break. Hope to be back by June 18th.
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:11-13 (NIV)
The last few months of my life I have been really thinking about all the things I have to be thankful for, all the wonderful blessings I have received from the Lord, big blessings and little blessings. God’s providential care on my family’s life. Mind you, none of these blessings are fancy, flashy, fabulous or expensive, but they have been just what our family has needed. I have really come to appreciate our blessings, especially since I’ve experienced what it felt like to not have them, or to wait a really long time for them. Because of that wait, receiving that gift felt oh so sweeter and I valued it more. I think I truly understand why some lessons have to be experienced and not just spoken. I think I understand a little bit more about why God makes us wait or allow us to not have for a while. What are your thoughts?
A Heart Filled With Gratitude
Sometimes Thank-you doesn’t seem enough to say
You want to express your gratitude in some grand way
Mere words doesn’t seem to express
The feelings of joy and happiness
Reminiscing on how I’m blessed
My heart’s filled with gratitude and thankfulness
Thank you, Thank you
Is what I’ll say
In this special poem I wrote today
Please don’t think your kindness has gone unnoticed
I am very thankful; I need you to know this
Beautiful Blessings from you I have received
Another worry you have relieved
Written by L.J.G.B (me)
Peace, Love and Blessings to you.
What are some of the things you are thankful for?