Today I am Thankful for:
(The numbers refer to my journal for the One-Thousand Gifts... in other words, just ignore them)
284 // Made it home before storms. I hate not being home when it storms because I have nervous dogs. Like honestly - nervous to the point of shaking uncontrollably. My little Bruno is the worst. Zoe is smart & goes downstairs in the corner - she's heard all the weather men talk about safe places during storms. Bruno just can't deal. So I was so thankful to get home right in time for the thunder & lightning.
286 // Got a FB message from a friend thanking me for the encouragement I post some days. What an encouragement that was to me. That's an encouragement circle of life happening right there. There's nothing better than a kind word from someone.
287 // Ricky came to the grocery with me & hung in there the whole trip so he could help load everything. My knee was making moving tough so he got all my groceries in my car for me. I loathe grocery shopping.
000 // Excited about the last book in the series to finally be out. & got this one at Target & its a signed copy!!! That really makes me happy.
288 // Back roads in traffic. I'd rather drive 15 minutes out of the way & keep moving instead of sitting for 15 minutes with stop & go & stop & go... makes me green in the face thinking of it.
289 // Our new local Dollar Store. Its basically the only store near us that just opened a few months ago. I needed oats to make my Banana Cookies & I would have otherwise just scrapped the idea instead of driving 40 minutes to get oats... but now, I can pop over to our Dollar Store & pick up things like that.
290 // Our electricity held out. We had 60mph winds all day long & most of area lost all their power. Ours did pop off for a few minutes in the afternoon but it came back on & stayed on the rest of the day. Whew!
292 // Hearing our friend Steve teach again in church. He seemed so much more comfortable this time around. So proud of him having the courage to get up & share his life & stories with others.
294 // Figured out my remote to my camera. It got some of my Etsy pictures going ... now to edit.
296 // Talked with the Middle School Pastor at our new church. We now have a date where we are meeting up & Ricky & I are going to venture into the class & check it out. I'm so excited about it, I'm all smiles.
298 // Chili on a cool night.
300 // Our TV lost access to the local news station that I usually watch in the morning - so I was searching for something to watch while I have breakfast & get the dogs ready. I came across Joyce Meyers 30 minute show & I have loved getting a little Jesus fed into my morning. Ricky has since gotten our TV to get our local station back, but now, I'm hooked on watching Joyce. It really has spoken to my heart on a few rough mornings. Perfect way to start a day.
301 // My sweet husband. I know I say that all the time - but this is for another reason. Ricky takes the time to take a guy to work & home again 3 days a week. He's an older gentleman & works part time. Ricky drives totally out of his way to do this for him & I always appreciate that Ricky does this for someone. But this man has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. I was curious how much longer he was going to work as his radiation treatments start soon. Ricky then told me that he was still going to drive over & take this man to his treatments every day. God love my sweet husband. This man has family but it just seems like no one wants to step up to help him. Ricky said he wasn't going to let this be a hassle or issue for him to get the help he needs, so Ricky will be adding on a few day & every day of the week, he's going to make sure he gets to his treatment &gets home OK. I can't say enough about the man my husband is. Ricky's words to me were, "I'd think Jesus would make the drive for him".... truth.
So what good things have been happening in your world this week?