"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday- Life

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Iris at Grace Alone is talking about Life this morning. It's so true that the older we get the faster time seems to fly. Are we doing what truly matters in the time that we are given?
When I became a stay at home Mom I thought I gave up so much. Freedom, money, status, friends.I lived an all about me life. But it can't compare with what I've gained. When Jesus died on the cross, He gave His life for us. When I look back, giving up those things doesn't seem so bad when you put them in perspective with that.
Make each day count. Love on your kids and your husband. Use your favorite perfume just because you can. Break out those special dishes and set a nice table. All these things will one day pass away, but the things that remain are the things that you did in Jesus' name. What are you doing that will survive the refining fire?

1 Corinthians 3:13
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

  • I am ever so thankful for my salvation!
  • I am thankful that being a SAHM is right where God wants me and starting today I want to try harder and do it even better, for His glory.
  • I am thankful for my marriage. There are so many hurting couples right now that it saddens me.
  • I am thankful for the health of my family. I know so many kids that have cancer and have seen how it effects the whole family.
  • I am thankful for the abundance of friends I've met in this blog land. I treasure your friendships very much.
  • I am thankful that God is in control of EVERYTHING!
For more Thankful Thursday posts go on over to Grace Alone.
Hugs to you my friends.


  1. Such lovely blessings sweetie.

  2. Im thankful that God is in control of everything too!!! Boy, would we be in trouble. Its so comforting to know wholeheartedly that it doesnt matter what craziness we go through there is a God and He knows what to do!

  3. I love your perspective on our roles as mothers. The Lord has renewed that spirit in me this morning.

  4. Thank you for a reminder of our roles as a wife and mother. Have a wonderful Thursday.

  5. Very nicely said! Those are all really great things to be thankful for!!

  6. I could not of said it any better myself. Thanks for the great reminder of why to be thankful:)


  7. What a great post!!! You nailed exactly what life should be about here. Serving God and family!!

  8. A hearty AMEN, my sweet friend. I am thankful for all the same things that you are thankful for. May we never take those things for granted.

    Love in Christ,

  9. :) What a lovely post! Amen! You are so real and encouraging,Kim!

  10. Kim,

    I love your thankful heart! And truly nothing we give up in this world compares to the blessing of being able to stay at home with our family ~ nothing.

    Happy Thursday, my friend.

  11. I like this feature. I have been thankful all over the place today. I am thankful to be a SAHM because I am able to follow my dream.

  12. Bless you for this wonderful post and your precious list of blessings. We're eating off the "good china" tonight. Happy Thankful Thursday to you...

  13. Wow, beautifully said, Kim. Sounds like we have a similar feeling on the subject of denying ourselves. Love your heart and am thankful for you!

  14. What a beautiful post and so very true, we have much to be thankful for.

  15. We are always called to excellence in all we do. It is our reasonable service to God and our family. Great post and what a loving heart you have.

    I love to pull out the good china. It's my wedding china and it was given to me by my mother to celebrate our first anniversary. I decided a long time ago that each day is a gift and if I feel like serving humble fare on silver edged fine china, well it's just my way of celebrating the good things God has given -- my way of making the ordinary extraordinary for the people God has placed in my care.

  16. I love your list and you always make me feel refreshed! I completely agree with your entire list - I am so thankful for all of the same things.

    Hugs to YOU!

  17. Wow sister friend!

    I just love this post! Sister Kim, won't it be just a glorious day when we all dance together, before the throne of God with our Savior Jesus! Oh, what an awesome day that will be!

    But I'm often afraid that I won't be able to dance as just the thought of being before the presence of the one who loved me and gave Himself up for me...well, it's just makes my knees buckle and I am overwhelmingly humbled.

    So glad to know you and really enjoying getting to know you better!

    Love you sweet sister!

  18. Thank you for sharing how much a blessing it is to be a SAHM!


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