Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thankful Thursday

On this rainy Thursday in Texas, I am grateful for the rain. We are usually suffering hot, dry weather this time of year, and though we have had almost a record rainfall these past three months, I am thankful. The rain is better than the drought. Besides, there is something soothing about lieing in bed with the one you love (whether it's a spouse or a child) and snuggling together for a nap while the rain patters on the roof.

I am thankful for my freedom. I can express my thoughts without fear of reprisal. Why did Peter deny Jesus? My speculation is fear. Not just fear for his safety, although that was probably a big part of it, but also fear of ridicule. Insecurity. So, I am grateful for freedom to believe, freedom to worship, freedom to read the Bible. I am fortunate to live in a place where the Bible is readily available.

I am thankful, as always, for my family. I may not always agree with them, I may not always get along with every member, and I may not always like to be around them, but I always love them, and I am glad I have them all.

I am thankful that my dad was a man of faith. His passing does not get easier for me, even though two years, almost three, have gone by. But I am grateful he knew the Lord.


  1. Yeah for the rain!!! We could use some ourselves!!!
    Bless you for sharing your sweet list.
    It's always hard to someone we love, but it does make it easier to know that we will be reunited one day in our heavenly eternal home!!!

  2. Oh, we could us some rain here in the AZ desert...just dust-storms, but no rain *sigh*...
    Freedom is a wonderful thing to have--I am glad too that we are able to worship freely.
    You are right, we might not agree with our family at all times, they are huge part of us.

    Thank you so much for sharing your thankfulness with us this week.

    Blessings to you and yours.


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