Multitude Monday - Aug.2

I missed last week because I was in Chicago.
From that, comes my #1 this week:

#71. I'm SOOOO thankful to be home.
#72. I'm thankful for my kids and their warm embraces when I've been away.
#73. I'm thankful for my job with Clear Scraps that allows me a "vacation" once a year and the opportunity to use my administrative and creative gifts all at the same time!
#74. I'm thankful for my God whose plans for me are plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11) and who's thoughts and ways are higher than mine. I'm tempted to use this thankful tidbit every single week for the rest of my life...would that get redundant? Would it matter?
#75. I'm thankful for friends. I have a few who are ROCKS in my life and they know that in the next few weeks they will be called upon to anchor me. You know who you are and I love you guys.
#76. I'm thankful for summer camp. My kids are ALL going this week to the same place (the boys are bushwhacking further into the bush for Teepee camp but same location as my daughter. I'm praying that this will be a highlight in their lives like summer camp was for me!
#77. I'm thankful for a job in an "industry" (education) that isn't hard hit by any economic fluctuation. After my week at CHA I'm thankful I'm not completely relying on the craft industry to feed my kids. More power to the people who are and I'd love to be as much help as I can be to the people I work with...but that stress is not for me.
#78. I'm thankful for time. It's not always something I can beg, borrow or steal when I need it - but this week, with the kids all at camp, I'm looking forward to a little bit of it for me.
#79. I'm thankful for James. I still don't know if I consider it pure joy when I face trials of many kinds, my friend, but the more I read what you've written, the more I find my joy in expectation of what God will do through the trials I face.
#80. I'm thankful for today. It's not what I'd planned....but it's not beyond God's reach and neither am I.


Maria said...

Next week you can put 'awesome new bedroom' on your thankful list ;-) I love you. You are amazing!!!

Bev said...

And I'm thinkin' YOU are a rock! You amaze me! Don't hesitate to call ANYTIME. Much love,

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! I love your thankful list! I really need to do that too .... always good to remind ourselves. I agree with you about James .... I love the book of James...but sometimes I don't like it very much (if you get my meaning).

And just to get me started on my thankful list.....I'm thankful that Maria has you in her life!

"Be strong and courageous"