Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thanks God

Greetings and holykisses,

It's Thankful Thursday!
Got your praise On?
If not.... Crank it up here my friends!

Today's Random Blessings

1. I'm thankful for my health and the health of my family!

2. I'm thankful for my goofball sons pictured ABOVE. I love em. I love em I love em!
They both work really hard and can fix anything. They were both born with a wrench in each hand. Okay; maybe I exaggerate but "almost!" When they were 2 and 4, their Dad would
give them screwdrivers and old carburators and they would spend hours taking
them apart and trying to put them back together again. Motorheads
to the bone. They were rebuilding engines before they were teenagers.
Anyways, sometimes at the end of a hard days work they'll grab their
fishin poles and head to the neighbors pond. I love this picture of them.
This is how they act together- often! When they aren't doing stuff like this,
they are punchin eachother, or hittin eachother with mountain dew
bottles. They call eachother "jerk" but no one else better ever mess
with one of em coz thee other would defend him with all his might. Brothers;
brotherly love. They are such good friends and I'm thankful for them!
They are two of the BEST things I've ever done, second to marrying their
Dad! I thank God with all my heart for creating them!

3. I'm thankful for my husband being my best friend and always being
there for me. Yesterday I had a Dr appt. I have a bulging disk in my
neck that bothers me now and then. Lately, my lower legs started
feeling kinda numb and really weird. Yesterday it was bad and the
doctor got me right in. Turned out to be nothing serious, just
related to those goofy discs but, while I sat there in one of
patients rooms; someone knocked and the door opened.
There stood a nurse who'd led my HUSBAND to the room I was in. He just showed
up out of the blue! I had no idea he was coming but he was
worried about me and drove over! I'm so blessed to have
someone who looks out for me, ... someone who loves
me- unconditionally, no matter what.

4. I'm thankful for vine ripened tomatoes. Might sound very trivial to you-
but... ohmigosh are they deeeeelicious! Deep RED, perfect texture,
bite into it- with real tomatoey flavor... juicy- drip off your chin,

5. I'm incredibly thankful that God's been speakin to me so loud and clear.
Today, I went to jail for prison ministry. Yall it was incredible!
As I sat in my truck parked in front of the jail; I waited for thee other
ladies to get there. I grabbed my bible and asked God to give me somethin
out of His word because I was a little nervous and apprehensive? I opened
my bible to:
Isaiah 41:10 "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yeah I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 41:13 "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."

Then I turned the page and this is what God gave me:
Isaiah 42: 6- 9 "I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house." I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold the former things are come to pass and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them."

Isn't that amazing? I was sitting in front of the jail yall! And this is what God gave me!
I could have danced a jig!

Once again it's time to choose a memory verse for the Beth Moore Scripture challenge.
I'm using the verse God gave me out of Isaiah to write on the tablet of
my heart.

Scripture challenge verse 13
Isaiah 41: 13 "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."

Hope yall have a great day today, and count your blessings as well.
A great big thanks to everyone who's been signing my guestbook and leaving such sweet comments. You can't imagine how it lifts me and I love seeing your pictures and emails!
I LOVE yall!
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Denise said...

Such awesome blessings, love you dear one.

godsown said...

Love you thankfull heart Lea.....
Like the pic with your strong man.......!!
Reading about the tomatoes made my mouth want to tast this straight ahead...LOL....
Isiah what a book isn't it SO MUCH....scripture with hope they go straight to your heart....

Blessed day my friend loved loved being here again!!

Sunny Greetings to you

Bliss said...

That is just like God to give you that scripture! I would have been apprehensive too...but excited too...and I'm glad you did it!

Love the fishy picture :) Those guys sound familiar :)

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Thanks for sharing Lea, lovely post! And you are blessed!

Kristi said...

Hey, sweet Leah! I just adore you and your blog...and your thankfuls blessed me today. You are raising Godly sons, and your husband...what a wonderful surprise. I know you were a blessing in your ministry this week. I know they will be anxious for your next visit. Blessings to you!

Yolanda said...

I truly appreciated the thoughtfulness of Mike to show up, unexpectedly. That caused a tear or two to show up on this end.

Praise Him Sister, dance that jig!!!

He is so worthy of our praises....


Tracy said...

Wow girl, such awesome blessings. Loved seeing that photo of your boys and hearing about them. You can just imagine the smile on your face as you talk about them. What a joy. Your precious man sure does love and cherish you...what a beautiful thing that you don't take that for granted. You two are so blessed to have one another. I got chills reading the scripture the Lord gave you as you sat outside that jail!!! Wow! I'd love to hear more about your experience there. Enjoy those tomatos, friend! You make them sound wonderful (even to someone who's not that crazy for 'em!)

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Love & blessings,

Greg C said...

That is a great list. There is nothing quite like home grown tomatoes. I do that from time to time to surprise my wife. I drop in and just say hi, then take her to lunch.

From the Heart said...

Hi, Lea,
You are so energetic it makes me tired, but then I'm older than you.

A great list of "Thank You's" to the Father. Wonder if we'll have tomatoes in Heaven? It won't matter so long as we are all there. Just think we will get to meet all our blogging friends when we get to Heaven. I just know I'll recognize you immediately.

You are truly blessed with a great husband and two sons who care about you and each other and love God also. Of course I have a great husband also and two wonderful daughters.

My blog is fixed. God answered our prayers. I don't know what I did except pull up last week's Thankful Thursday and republished it. I honestly do not remember if I did anything to the post. I'm just so thankful it's back to normal.
Luv u lots,

Lisa said...

God has blessed you with 3 wonderful men! Joining you in giving thanks to God for each of them.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Angela said...

Just beautiful. I LOVE how the Lord spoke to you like that through His awesome!!

Katy Montgomery said...

Love your blog. Thanks for your sweet comments. It's so uplifting to join together, by whatever means, in the name of the Lord. I miss fishing. Your boys made me want to be there and share in the fun. Sounds like there's never a dull moment around your house. Praise God for these days!

Debra said...

Oh Lea,
You bless me so! Thank you for the precious prayers that have encouraged me so much!

I loved your thankful touched me so!

Isa 41:10 is one of my favorite scripture verses and just speaks volumes to me too, my sister.

Blessings and big hugs!

LisaShaw said...

Precious Sister, many of your thank you's sound like the post I wrote earlier on my Sharing Life with Lisa.

I'm glad you are alright and I pray healing over those discs in Jesus Name! Sounds like you have a great hubby and sons. Awesome!!!

Love you lots.

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Lea ..Thank You so much for the kind words you left for me today !!! This morning was a hard one for me ...The day got better as it went along ..and as I checked my computer this evening for messages ...My heart was overwhelmed by your Blessed words ! I know God is working in me through this all ..and I know everything will come out right's just another journey where I know God can grow me for his purpose.

I love your Thankful Post !!!!

what a blessing your sons and Husband are ...I pray that the Lord will bless me with such a husband and children one of these days.

I will keep your jail ministry in my Prayers !

Many Blessings ...Sara

God's girl said...

what a beautiful post today! I love the picture of the fish! God is sooooooo good to speak to us. Very encouraging and uplifting list of things to be thankful...

...and that husband and boys of yours totally sound like "keepers", no catching/releasing them:)

Love ya, Heaven

Lelia Chealey said...

You are such a blessing Lea.
Loved what you said about your family and what God showed you before you went to minister.
Blessing you are. xoxo

Artsy Fartsy said...

AMEN.. girl I had chills come up on my arms as I read your post!! You are such a kind soul!
I am going to have to show the pic to my fisherman husband! He wil love it, Blessings, Janna