Thursday, November 15

Thankful Thursday

The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
Psalm 18:46
This past week has been extremely stressful and it would be easy to become a major cry baby due to the situation with my hubby. He injured his back several weeks ago and has been in extreme pain since last Tuesday evening. He cannot sit and can only lie down for short periods of time. He has been miserable and basically can do nothing. We have three little people with fur, a beta and two parakeets. Yes I guess you could say a mini petting zoo! Anyone who has animals knows that it requires much work and attention. My husband helps tremendously in our home or I would not be able to do everything that I do working 40+ hours weekly in addition to all my church responsibilities. Unfortunately this past week has stretched me just a little! But I am praising God this morning for He is magnificent and always encourages us even when our days are a bit challenging.
I am thankful today for my health. I believe we sometimes take that for granted when everything seems to be going well. I have seen my hubby suffer so much this week and I know how uncomfortable he is. When you are sick or in pain you are restricted. Praise God for His healing power.
I am thankful today for Thanksgiving. This is truly a month to recognize all that God has provided for us. We should be thankful daily for all that we have and for everything that God continues to do for us. So many folks are less fortunate.
I am thankful for my job. There are millions of people living in Northern Virginia and God gave me the opportunity to serve in this position. I have been working in the Potomac District Superintendent's office for 9 years. My former boss is also an Executive Presbyter of the AG. I am thankful for the opportunity that God afforded me to work for these two incredible leaders. I have grown tremendously professionally and spiritually from the knowledge of these great men.
I am thankful for Jericho. Jericho is our newly adopted 11 month old, 70 pound puppy, that now lives with us since our son Brandon and his wife Casey moved to MO. He is a wonderful dog. He loves us unconditionally and has brought so much life to our home.
I am thankful for God's incredible plan that continues to unfold in my life. He is so awesome and I love Him with every fiber of my being.
Blessings to each of you today. You are so special to God!


  1. As a fellow back pain sufferer, I can sympathize with your husband! Sometimes the frustration of being limited to what you can do is worse than the pain itself (for me). I have done alot of things on my knees because I could not bend or sit!

  2. I too can relate to the back pain your husband suffers. I know how hard it is for my husband when I am having allot of pain. We too have a mini petting zoo in our home with 3 dogs, a cockatoo, a parakeet & a large fish tank.
    Thank you for sharing in the middle of your stressful week!

  3. Happy TT!

    Great list of things to be grateful for.

    I'll keep your husband in prayer. I have a bad back, OUCH...

    NO FUN.

    Blessings to you today,


  4. Praying for your hubby right now that he will have some relief from his pain and that God would heal his back. Blessings and Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. Debbie,

    I think that sometimes we overlook the blessing of good health. I'm sorry that your husband is having such a difficult time. I will keep you both in my prayers.


  6. Sorry to hear about your husband and his back pain. I can totally relate (more than you know) to where you are as my husband has had three back surgeries since 2000. I'm here for ya.

  7. I'm sorry about your husband's back. I enjoyed reading your TT. Hugs and have a great upcoming week, nice blog!

  8. Bless you sweetie, praying for your husband.

  9. I loved your list. I hope your hubby gets to feeling better soon. I have been where he is and so I know how he is suffering. It takes time to heal and faith.
    Mama Bear

  10. When you are weak then HE is strong, AND even able to bring to mind the things to be thankful for!! Your heart has encouraged me - thank you!

  11. Loved your TT post. I am so sorry to hear about your hubby. I to have been there. It is a horrible pain and it does not go away over night. I hope and pray that he feels much better and really soon so you can get some help! God Bless!!

  12. I am so sorry about your husband! I know how horrible back pain is.... I have a disc that is out and leans on a nerve and Oh MY what pain it is sometimes!! I can walk but not to far and I can stand but not to long!!
    I think the lady who wrote the first commment said it so good! It is NOT being able to do what you use to that gets to you!!

    I will lift your husband up in prayer that they can find a way to make it not hurt so bad!! Bless His heart! If you haven't been through this no one can ever know how bad it is......
    I know you have your hands full and you still had a grateful heart!! Love you and a big hug from me! Carolyn

  13. Prayers for your husband. And strength for you! May you have a wonderful day today, full of blessing and grace!

  14. Thanks in the midst of difficulties - great post!

    May God heal your husband and encourage his spirit. May God continue to give you the strength you need.

    I've visited your site several times and enjoy it. Found your blog on the AG web ring.


  15. Having had a ruptured and herniated disc 17 years ago I avoided surgery by traction and back extention exercises done faithfully for 3 months. I have an inversion table from Sam's, which I now use just to help my over all health. many prayers your way.

  16. Hoping for a good report from the doctor and some added strength for you.
    Let go what you can let go so that you do not overload yourself.

  17. Thank you for this beautiful praise. Love and hugs, Lynn


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