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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday



Today I am sooooo grateful to share my thanks!

First I am so thankful hope.
The Word tell us in Proverbs 13 ~ Hope deferred makes a heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. I also like the
Message version ~ Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick but a sudden good break can turn life around.

I have been asking you all to pray for Dad and when I left him, I have to say my hope was heart sick....for many reasons but God has heard the cry of our hearts and Dad has seen such improvement. One very important thing we discovered was that the new meds they put him on were altogether WRONG! So, after stopping those he has had much improvement in his mental state and has started eating and gaining strength everday. But I also have to share a story here. My friend Beth has a prayer blog and for quite some time now she has prayed for her friend JD and my Dad together hand in hand. Now I know she is friends with JD ~ very close to him in fact. But I also know how her heart was for my Dad whom she has never met. Anyway, we lost JD this past weekend and it crushed me. I was broken for his wife Lois and my friend Beth and her husband Jimbo who was JD's best friend and pastor. JD was able to bring a man to salvation who delivered his hospital bed to his house....can you imagine??? Days from death and he brings someone to Christ!! Can I get an AMEN! Well, JD's funeral was this week and Jimbo preached his funeral ....JD had asked for an evangelical service and got one.......2 PEOPLE gave their hearts to the Lord at his funeral! I just cried and cried when I read this and it filled my heart FULL with hope......Hope that my Dad will receive Christ and no matter what happens on this side of heaven I will be able to spend time with him in heaven! JD was someone I never knew but have prayed fervently for....he is a precious man of God that served his Father until he was able to meet HIM face to face and as I told Beth.....we know he is hearing those words we all want to hear....."well done" Thankyou Beth. Thankyou Jimbo. and Thankyou JD for sharing your lives and in that testimony allowing my heart to well up with HOPE again!

I am thankful that my daughter is truly seeking the Lord and hearing not only what HE says but putting those things into to play at school. She has really humbled herself this year and is reaping the benefits. She will be the first to tell you that Math is not her best subject but we have always tried to teach her that sometimes just because you and a teacher don't get along doesn't mean you just change....Sometimes the Lord has placed that person there to teach you something and to look within, seeking the Lord and allowing HIM to show you what that might be. She has done that this year and has been very honest with herself and with us and I couldn't be prouder......Thankyou LORD

I am thankful for the time I had with my brother in Florida. We live in the same small town but don't spend much one on one time together and I hope that changes.....We really had a great time together and need to make time for one another. He has a heart of gold (when he wants to ;).....) Thanks Tony for doing all you did for Dad and for me in Florida....I love you


I am also thankful to receive 2 awards from Audrey and from Kat



You are the BEST blogging buddies!!! Thankyou both soo much



For this award we answer these questions with only one word!
1. Where is your cell phone? here
2. Your hair? short
3. Your mother? Beautiful
4. Your father? Precious
5. Your favorite food? chips/salsa
6. Your dream last night? funny
7. Your favorite drink? Water
8. Your dream/goal? Lifecoach
9. What room are you in? living
10. Your hobby? Bloggin

Thankyou to my friends who pass these awards on to me and please if you follow me receive these and know they come from one thankful heart to yours! I am so thankful for blogging and the many wonderful and precious friendships I have been given!


For other thankful posts please go to Laurie's blog and sign up to share your thanks!

Love to you all!

9 comments:

LAURIE

Wow! What a wonderful list of thanks. God is certainly working in your family and that is so worthy of shouting out a big "thank you Jesus!" May His hand continue to be on you and your loved ones. -happy TT!

Heart2Heart

Loren,

You are too cute! I love your thankful Thursday posts! I am just waiting for the day when you can add your dads salvation to this list. I sense it will happen very soon. There are just too many people praying for him for God not to put plans in place.

I am thankful for your friendship and support I get each time I stop by here for a visit!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

rcubes

I'm glad that our God is powerful and able Who is always concerned with our cares.

What a faithful servant JD was! Thank you for sharing his inspiring obedience of sharing the Good News, despite what circumstances he faced.

Keeping you in prayers. God bless and I am feeling that hope of yours ignited by God's love. Love you in Christ.

christy rose

Loren,
I am so glad to hear that your dad is doing better. I am praying for those doctors to be lead by Him in your dad's recovery. But, I am sorry to hear about your friend.

Look at how blessed you are in all of your blogging friendships. Did you ever imagine that God would create such a wonderful circle of friends within the blogospere. I know that I never could have imagined it in a million years. What an awesome God He is!

Hope you have a great day!
Christy

Denise

Praise God that your dad is doing better, my prayers continue for him. I am sorry for the loss of your friend, such a precious servant of the Lord.

Andrea

Praising GOD that the you guys realized your dad's med.s were wrong. I am praying for your dad's salvation fervently. I keep praying GOD will place the person HE has to penetrate through the barrier into his heart. I am believing there is a special person (family or otherwise) that GOD has called to speak with him. I have felt this strongly for weeks. Know that I will continue to storm the heaven's on Doug's behalf.

You see, GOD has given me a special way to remember your Dad and I am praying constantly. My hubby's name is Doug and his first wife, who was my best friend died of lung cancer. She was a godly woman who witnessed to everyone up until the end. You guys are CONSTANTLY in my prayers! It is so close to my heart....there are barely seconds when I am not zapping a prayer. Even as I finalize wedding "stuff" I am praying. LOVE YOU MUCH, andrea

Serendipity

Glad to hear your dad is doing better. How blessed to have such good friends. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful testimony about JD and the great works he had done.

Saleslady371

Thank you for sharing your thankful heart. I'm uplifted knowing your Dad is okay and your family is doing so well. How cool about those people getting saved.

Warren Baldwin

I'm sorry to hear about JD, but it sounds like his heart was right with the Lord. He is rejoicing now! I'm glad your dad is showing improvement. I know how stressful it can be worrying about parents.

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