Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday!!

I've read several "Thankful Thursdays" over the months, so I thought I'd join in!
Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

* I am thankful for my Comforter, my Encourager. He has encouraged me this morning in a way that was not expected at all! He is so good to me, even when I am not good to myself, others or even Him. Praise God!! What a wonderful, faithful God we serve.
* I am thankful for my husband. He is such a wonderful father to our children, sitting with them, playing all the board games (that I don't like to play!), reading to them.
* I am thankful for my son Brandon Thomas (7 1/2). He is one of the most sensitive boys I've ever known. It used to bother me, his sensitivity. I thought he should be tough, but I have learned to appreciate his tender heart. And, boy, does he LOVE the Lord! He gets EXCITED to read and memorize Bible verses.
* I am thankful for my daughter Naomi Lynn (will be 5 next month!). She is so caring and compassionate. When someone is hurting or struggling, she runs to them to pat them on the back or to help them. My stepdad has a walker that he uses, and whenever he gets up, she gets up and holds on to his walker, walking slowly beside him, "guiding" him. Such a kind heart she has.
* I am thankful for my health. I have treated my body poorly for almost my entire life. The Lord has recently been healing me from the inside out. It has been an amazing journey. This body He created is more amazing than I'll ever fully realize. To go through what I've put it through and then still be able to function is amazing! And not only is it functioning, it is reversing some of the damage I have done to it. I stand in awe of HIM!!!
Happy Thankful Thursday!!


Debra said...


What a beautiful, thankful, heart you have. Thank you for sharing it with us today!

Blessings to you!

Miss Charlene said...

Aww, your children sound precious and they are special. I think compassion is one of the greatest things we can teach our children! (I also don't like playing board games either! lol)

He And Me + 3 said...


That is a wonderful thankful list. I love the last one...God is good!

Deanna said...

love your thankful list. My middle name is Lynn!

blessings sweet bloggy friend :O)

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hello Dana, So nice to meet you,
What a wonderful thankful praise to God and your family!!! Your love for the Lord comes through in your words. Thank you for sharing.

godsown said...

Oh DANA SO a beautifullist from the heart!
The Goodnesso the Lor is so arround us,hen we look at our fmily or what He does forus persnally.
Happy TT ( Love to meet also a bloger)

Yolanda said...

Taking care of your to share your smoothie recipe with spinach that your son shared?

Daughter of the King said...

I'd love to share my favorite smoothie recipe! :)

Since I live in Iowa, I've been using a lot of frozen fruit this time of year, so I can't wait till summer when I can go the the farmers' markets! :)

I use about a third of a bag of frozen berry mix. It's called cherry berry blend (cherries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries).

Then add fresh pineapple (I've also used frozen and even canned)

A banana or two

A couple handfuls of spinach (about 2 cups)

And if I don't freeze them, I add some crushed ice to the blender because I like them cold! :)

Other ingredients I've used: apples, tropical fruit mix, lemons, limes, celery (start with half a stalk because it really adds a strong flavor!) and kale (too bitter for these tastebuds). :)

I tell you what, if you change nothing else but drinking a blenderful of these smoothies a few times a week or every day like I try to do(especially with the greens!), your energy will sky rocket! (At least that's what happened for me!)

I hope you enjoy!

Daughter of the King said...

ONE MORE INGREDIENT!!! WATER!!! I after I put the fruit in the blender, I fill it up about a third to half of the way with water, blend it and then add the spinach.

The water is a must for me because I don't have a fancy blender.