18 July 2013

thankful thursday

On another blog, long, long ago...I started something I called Thankful Thursdays. Eventually it fell away but I've been thinking about it recently and decided to give it another go on my sweet little blog here.

This is simply a chance for me to stop and reflect on a few things I'm thankful for each week. I'm not attempting to make or meet a criteria. If you would like to join me, I'd love it! Feel free to share what you're thankful for in the comments, or leave a link to your own blog if you want to copy Thankful Thursday there...

1. Cancelled appointments.
I needed an appointment this week - one that felt rather pressing to me. When I called yesterday, they were scheduling a month out. This morning they called with a cancellation and fit me right in. I was thrilled!

2. My mommy.
Today, she dropped what she was doing to baby sit her four crazy grand kids at the very last minute while I went to that appointment mentioned above. (And no, it's not the first time she and/or my dad has dropped what they are doing and come rushing to my aid....they are amazing and I am beyond blessed!)

3. Jesus.
Specifically I have been thankful for Jesus' humanity in recent weeks. I've been wading through some personal things, and in the midst of those I've found myself just calling out to Jesus as a person - not as my God or even as my Father. I've needed to see Jesus in His humanity, asked Him to meet me in my own human place. Thankfully, God's divinity is mingled with Jesus' humanity, making Him not only approachable but receivable. Sitting in my car, doing my dishes, anything - I hear myself just speaking His name. "Jesus, be with me." "Jesus, help me." And sometimes I lack words, but still call out, "Jesus...." You know what? He meets me each and every time.

Your turn! What are you thankful for this week?

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