Wednesday, April 16, 2008




This is one of my favorite memes...THANKFUL THURSDAY. It is a day I look forward to share with my friends a glimpse in what I am thanking the Lord for today. Yesterday, I had a very difficult day physically, I suffered in pain most of the day because of a pinched nerve I have been nursing. As I sought God in my time of need, a feeling of "joy" came over my spirit. Isn't that a strange thing to happen while I was in my hour of need?

So today I want to share with you 8 "joy's" that I am thankful for....
JOHN 15:11 "These things I have spoken to you , that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full."

1. I AM THANKFUL for the joyful sound of children laughing and giggling.

2. I AM THANKFUL for the joy I have when I watch my kids play sports, play an instrument or act in a drama.

3. I AM THANKFUL for the joy that my husband gives me when he showers me with love and attention.

4. I AM THANKFUL for the joy (and pride!) I experience when I see my son Jeremy in his blues (Air Force uniform).

5. I AM THANKFUL for the joyous times I spend with good friends.

6. I AM THANKFUL for the joy of worshipping Jesus Christ (freely).

7. I AM THANKFUL for the strength I receive from the joy of the Lord.

8. I AM THANKFUL for the joy (and promises) a new day with God brings.

Do you have a joyful heart today?
Even in your hour of need....
rejoice and be glad!!

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Blessings, Laurie


Denise said...

Such a beautiful list of joyful thankfullness dear one. Praying for your pain to go away.

Kathy said...

A wonderful "thankful list". Joy can be found almost any place one is willing to look for it!
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Laura said...

God gave me this scripture to me right after moving...
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. Job 8:21
It hangs on my refrigerator and is a daily reminder of the joy found in only Jesus!
You're always in my prayers, dear friend!
Love, Laura

eph2810 said...

I am so thankful that God is using this meme to share your joy with us.

Ouch - pinched nerve - I do hope that all will heal soon for you. My beloved had a pinched nerve several years ago - a lot of pain.

Wow - you have a son in the Air Force - how cool. Tell him 'thank you' for his service.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful (and joyous) heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always...

A Stone Gatherer said...

Yes the Bible says in all things give thanks! Thank you for sharing your joy even through the pain!

Erica said...

Thank you for sharing your joys. There is so much to celebrate and find joy in...what a great reminder of the tremendous blessings we have been given.

Pastor Rusty said...

Thanks for sharing with us today. We truly are a blessed people!


Sharon said...

I AM THANKFUL for the joy of worshipping Jesus Christ (freely).

I know just what you mean. Nigeria is supposed to be a free country too, but the North is just so totally Islam. Last year, a Christian teacher was burnt by her pupils because she did not let them cheat at exams.

Thank you for your TT. It is inspiring

Kim said...

What a beautiful Thankful Thursday list!!!

The older I grow...the more aware I am that something I can CHOOSE to have...rather than it being an event that happens.

Blessing to you...and I'll be praying for you!!


Laura said...

Great thankful list! I'm thankful for you! I just did my first Thankful inspired me to try it!

Cheri said...

Life is full of choices, isn't it?
Thanks for this wonderful post today. I also liked the daily scripture..very fitting for me today. Thank you so much for your prayers and I will be praying for some healing for you!

Mary said...

Amen!! Count it all joy when you encounter various trials. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome list today. Blessings on your weekend.

Cheri said...

How is your back doing today?

LAURIE said...

Thank you everyone for all of your prayers. This has been the most difficult week I have had with this pinched nerve, but I know God is able and He is the ultimate Physician and I am standing on the promise that He is my Healer. Even in the midst of my storm, I feel His presence and basque in His joy and in His strength! Thank you all for your encouragement and prayers, -love Laurie