Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thursday Thanks

It's time for a Thankful Thursday! I haven't done one in awhile, but this morning as I was praying my heart was swelling with such gratitude that I thought it was time for it to spill over onto my blog...


*I'm thankful for my family. And when I say that I mean my f-a-m-i-l-y. The far-reaching, extended family that goes beyond those who live within our four walls or my immediate family. I was with them last weekend-parents, brother, sister in law, nieces, nephew, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins-by-the-dozens... I feel so blessed!

*I'm thankful for my forgiving children. Honestly, I blow it with them just about daily, and they are so quick to forgive. I am definitely not a model of "perfect" mothering, but hopefully a model of repentant mothering! I just love them so.

*I'm thankful for Iris, who not only created Thankful Thursday, but who also gave me this sweet award a few weeks ago and I just remembered about it!!
When I first read the name of this award I thought it said, "Math-letes," as in the math team I remember from high school. I thought, "Wow! Apparently I've really snowed them on my blog into thinking I'm good at math!" (I assure you, I'm not... though in true "I-can-do-all-things-through-Christ" fashion I am teaching Algebra to my daughter!) Actually the award states "Mathetes" is the Greek word for disciple, and the role of the disciple (per the Great Commission) is to make more disciples. I am beyond honored that someone would associate a word meaning "disciple" with me. Since this award has gone the rounds, I would love to point you to the blogroll in the sidebar of my homepage for examples of those whom I consider to be disciples. They inspire me every time I visit them. If your blog is in my blogroll, consider yourself a recipient of this award!

*I'm thankful for my husband, who is praying about some bold new steps for our family. I feel so confident in his godly leadership of our home, he has my complete trust and support. I count it such a HUGE blessing to have a husband who so closely walks with the Lord and listens for His direction. I'd follow him anywhere! (And as an added bonus, he's totally cute!)

*I'm thankful for a change in the weather. The cool, fall weather has finally made it's way to our little corner of Texas and it is so refreshing. "Summer and winter and springtime and harvest.... join with all nature in manifold witness, to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love..." Even the changing of the seasons is a testimony of God's goodness.

*I'm thankful for the godly, godly women in my life. I cannot tell you how inspired and emboldened I am by their faith. If you're reading this, most likely I'm talking about you. :)

*I'm thankful for the music I'm listening to right now. It's from the Classical Praise series. Y'all. Click on a sample and listen. If you love hymns and praise music and have an ear for classical music too, this will bless you! I found it on iTunes and it's become the soundtrack for my day.

*I'm thankful that God is in control... not me! I was reminded of that this morning as I read the name of the blog that is hosting this week's Thankful Thursday. Thank you, Crystal, for reminding us of this, and for hosting us at your beautiful site! Visit her blog to read more participants or to link your own.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

18 comments:

Denise said...

Welcome back, I enjoyed your thankful list.

Laurel Wreath said...

A great list, I too have the same math challenge, hehe. I love music also, it lifts me up and keeps me going.

Deidre said...

I love this music. What a great CD to play while making dinner when we're all having meltdowns :)

You certainly deserve that award - you are a true disciple!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

What an encouraging list Cyndi!

I am anxious to hear what the Lord may be doing through you and your family!

Mary said...

A beautiful post and so many things to be thankful for. Thanks so much for sharing. Thanks also for commenting on my Thankful Thursday post.

Blessings,
Mary

Gina said...

Thank you for your comment, and for stopping by for coffee! As I looked over your blog, at the books you are reading etc., I thought "Man, this lady sounds like my kind of lady!" I have all the same books, and seem to be interested in all the same things!!!

God Bless!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I'm in the repentant mothers club with you! Thank goodness for forgiveness!

lori said...

Cyndi,
You know I am so glad you posted, I can FEEL your gratitude!! In each thing you wrote!!
You are a blessing to many of us out there...the award suits you:)

Wonderful post...I love when I read it and can 'hear' the person talking, that's just cool!!
~peace,
lori

Nise' said...

Wonderful thankful list. Congrats on the award.

Susanne said...

Wonderful list!! I, too, am so thankful for the godly women He has placed in my life!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Mary said...

Families are such a gift! And your kids will love you forever if you're willing to walk in that humility before them. You're a great mom! Thanks for sharing your heart. Blessings!

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for!

Blessings,
Sue

Heather said...

Great list! Thanks so much for sharing your blessings!

ZAM said...

Music is magic! And I like the thing about being a repentant mother. Really. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart.

The Preacher's Wife said...

You are such a blessing to me Cyndi...

I have been woefully behind on reading blogs as of late, but yours is one of my all time faves. ;)

much love,

Lisa

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

Amen to that! Beautiful list.

Robyn said...

Thanks for sharing such a great list! Isn't it wonderful to follow the lead of such a godly man? I, too, am blessed with such a husband. It sure makes life wonderful, doesn't it??

Crystal said...

Welcome Back! Thanks for sharing and joining in this week!
Blessings