"Blessed is she, who has believed, that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished." Luke 1:45

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Ok, I really and truly struggled this week to decide on my five. There was a lot of things to be thankful for. Here are my top of the tops...

1. Ok, I know that you guys have been waiting and praying for this one so get ready to laugh, cheer, praise God and just be happy...

our teen that was hit by the SUV was at youth group last night! He looks really good and is doing amazingly more than we ever expected, especially for just four weeks after the accident. He even fussed at us for telling Kevin the truth of his condition...he didn't like the fact that Kevin worried about him. I told him that we have seen Kevin grow in his understanding of prayer through this so we aren't sorry we told him. (I guess this is a two for one praise huh?)Our teen still has quite a way to go, but he is doing great!

2. We had several teens accept Christ last night at youth group. It is just awe-inspiring to see the Spirit move in such a mighty way.

3. Our banquet for the crisis pregnancy center where I work exceeded our goal! This is so exciting. We had several people indicate that they would like to volunteer, and from what I was told, there were a couple of people there that got to hear the message of salvation and hope for the first time! I got to hear the most amazing testimony. Our keynote speaker was Kathy Sparks. I would highly encourage you to follow the link by clicking on her name. I have linked it to her testimony she gave on Focus on the Family. It will be a blessing to you!

4. My wonderful husband. I don't need any qualifiers here. He just rocks and I am thankful for him. (ok, just one little one here: he thinks I am hot no matter what I look like. He REALLY does!)

5. There are some women in the church that I love and have had a friendship with for several years, but we are starting to push below the surface and get to know each other on a deeper, spiritual level. That is a blessing.

* I would like to add a prayer request: I don't know the person that was driving the SUV that struck our teen, but I know she was struggling with it. I don't know what she has dealt with or what feelings and emotions she is struggling with, but I just ask that you pray for God's peace on this situation. That if there is any guilt (we all know that she couldn't have done anything about it, it was NOT her fault)or lasting emotional or spiritual pain, that she would be healed and freed from those situations.

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Lynn Cowell said...

What age group do you teach at church? I have two Gather & Grow groups through Proverbs 31. One is 6 6th graders and the other is 8th graders. Are you familiar with P31's ministry to teens: Rad Revolution?

Shanda said...

Oh Amen & Praise God that the teen was able to attend youth group last night AND that several made decisions for Christ. LOVE those kinds of days!

You made me smile with your husband comments. :)

I am excited for you about your deeper friendships - they are so precious aren't they?!

I haven't been praying for the person driving the SUV, but I will begin to.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for that woman!

... these are GREAT things to be thankful for! I love that your youth boy is doing fine!... did you know from my blog that my little brother was in an ATV accident in October and should have died!? God is SOOO sOOOO sOOOOOOSOOO GOOD! :)

see you soon.....

Anonymous said...

Oh and thank you for the advise :)

I am walking with my SIL, but I do pilates by myself, I have one friend that is also doing it by herself thought too, so we are holding each other accountable. I've heard those biggest looser workouts work from others too!

Thank you for encouraging me!!!!!!

Oh and the struggle thing too - my husband just thought on that at youth home fellowship... it's what you DO with the temptations that are always there...

I really like you, I wonder how close we live :)