Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am joining Iris and a thankful bunch of gals on this Thursday. We have so much to be thankful for and God loves a thankful heart. I am thankful for much today.....

* After a rough day at chemo yesterday and finding out my Dad has lost even more weight (12lbs just since I left) and having to have fluids intraveneously for the first time during chemo, he had a much better evening and was able to eat some soup. Again my opinion is the dehydration issue and am praying that he too will see AND recognize this to be a serious issue. He is pretty much bed-ridden and I found out the doctor has asked that he at least get up and make the long journey out to his mail box at least once daily but preferably twice. We will see.

* I am so thankful for my sweet and kind husband. I had alot of pain yesterday in my shoulder and have had alot going on since I have been home. (I did schedule surgery for Sept 18) When he got home from his long day at work he noticed my pain and went and ran a hot bath for me and made sure I was taken care of....what a gift he is to me.....Thankyou LORD!

* We spent some time with the kids in Colossians 3 last night. Each reading a portion sharing what it meant to them specifically and then moving on to the next. Funny how the LORD orchestrated who read what :) (my husband read the part about not embittering your children or they will be discouraged, Jen read about anger, I read about clothing myself with kindness, compassion etc) because I had spent time earlier in the day reading this and repenting and felt the Lord prompting me to share this with the kids and HE sooo anointed this time together! Thankyou Father!

* I am sooo thankful the kids had a great first day. Jantzen was thrilled with his teachers and although he didn't get to lunch until 1....yes they arrive at 7:30 and normal lunch was at 12:10 it is just a part of the first day adjustments and praying today is much better. He told me he couldn't wait to go back ....oh ya KIM, he didn't get his locker open for a while either but finally it worked ....PHEW! :) Jen had a good day! Math has always been her weakest subject but this years teacher is straight from JESUS. doesn't like giving homework ~ they work together in class and she give quizzes not tests..." can I get a HALLELUAH!"

* I am also thankful for Bailey the horse. He was able to roam the pasture in total freedom and bliss Tuesday. He is such a fighter and I just praise God for helping him and allowing him to be ok!

LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL......I am thankful for each and everyone!


Miller Racing Family

What a great thankful list. This post truly shows your heart and the faith you have in God. That through these storms you are still seeing the goodness. We will say a prayer for your father.
Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous Thursday.


God is good...all the time! Praising Him today with you with so much gratitude in my heart. I will be praying specifically for your shoulder. You are already healed in Jesus' Name but may He reveal it in your heart for whatever purpose this had to happen. [I honestly believe I had neck injury so He could bring me to where I am now and away from the hospital...I believe we go through this trial because He's bringing us into a higher purpose. May the Lord guide you and give you the discernment. Sweet husband of yours. God bless him.
Have a great rest of the week sister and you're always in my thoughts and prayers.May your dad be able to get his strength back and have more appetite. "He will keep you strong right up to the end."-1Cor.1:8..Love to you :)

T. Anne

Praying for you and your father! U'm thankful for the throne of grace,


What a beautiful thankful list Loren! So glad to hear your dad had some soup... yea!!

Love & Blessings,

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

You get a big Hallelujah from me sister!

I just love the book of Colossians and have been reading it myself.

Still praying and believing for Doug.



I hear a hurting heart when you speak of your dad. Remember, GOD is working and HE hears our prayers. He knows our hearts regarding your dad and HE is faithful. We have to remember: GODS WILL, NOT OURS! I know firsthand just how hard this is....stay focused on your Heavenly Father and continue to enjoy the beautiful blessings of each day.
Love you bunches....andrea

Sarah Dawn

Oh what a precious idea! To read God's Word together taking turns and sharing what the Lord speaks to your hearts. I hope you don't mind I "borrow" that one!

Blessings from Costa RIca,
Sarah Dawn



Still sending prayers to the heaven for your dad and the miracle that God can deliver him from this and now storming the Heavens on my knees for you and your shoulder pain as well. I am asking God for immediate relief from all pain in your shoulder and for you to have free movement of it so you can continue being the awesome mom you are!

Hubby sounds amazing and doing just what God is placing on his heart.

Your time is being well spent with all your kids and it is amazing to see how God is watching over all of you.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat


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Praying for you, and your precious dad.

Warren Baldwin

Gratitude feeds the soul and spirit! Praying for your dad. What a wonderful thing to dig into the scriptures with your family like that. You are helping them begin an important spiritual discipline.

Warren Baldwin

I wonder why your blog list doesn't show an update for Family Fountain? I put a new one up yesterday, an exerpt from the book "Roaring Lions" (due out in 2 weeks!) This post is about spending time with the kids.

Sea Glass

You lift my heart....prayers for your trials, celebrations for your happy days.

christy rose

Loren, I can tell you heart is heavy for your dad. I am continuing to pray for him. And your shoulder too. You do have a sweet hubby. I am glad to hear that the kids had a great 1st day of school. It is going to be a great year for all of our kids. I just know it!

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You have such a thankful heart. Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Will be praying for you and your dad.

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