Thursday, April 16, 2009


"What are you thankful for today? Stop by Sonya's blog, Truth 4 The Journey, to find out how to share your gratitude and see what others are thanking God for today."

1. I am thankful for the Holy Bible. I heard someone refer to the Bible this way yesterday. It is holy and set apart indeed!!! It reminded me how truly blessed we are to have God's Word and to be able to freely read it! How awesome, too, that the Word is living and God can speak to us personally and individually through all circumstances of life.

2. I am thankful for my husband's sense of humor. He brings me a lot of joy, help, encouragement, etc.

3. I am thankful that we (Richmond, Virginia) should see the sun and warmer temperatures today. YEAH!

4. I am thankful for my blogging friends. You have given me so much encouragement lately.
I love reading everyone's blog and God speaks so much to me through them!

5. I am thankful for Church. I think I take the local church for granted sometimes. Since becoming a Christian at age 19, I have always had people there to disciple me. Since then, I have attended two congregations, at two separate times. Both congregations have had incredible Pastors who have cared for me! I am thankful that we are free to go to church without fear of losing our lives!

May it continue to be so! GOD BLESS YOU ALL TODAY!


  1. I am also thankful for my church. We live in such a blessed country!


  2. I, too, am grateful for many of the same things. We are a blessed people - may we never forget that!


  3. Gotta love those hilarious husbands! Mine has a weird sense of humor that Only I could love!

    Be Blessed!

  4. Your last Thankful Thursday post..."I am thankful that we are free to go to church without fear of losing our lives!" That is so is something that I take for is something that we should be Thankful for each and everytime we enter the door.
    Thank you for your list

  5. I loved #1 and it makes me think of my current bible study that we tend to forget that God is "hallowed" not "hollowed".

    He is holy, not empty!


  6. Another great post Laurie! I too am thankful for the living and holy Word of God by which to live our lives.

  7. Laurie,

    I signed up as well for the Thankful Thursdays and must admit, I am super thankful for knowing you and your hubby.

    You both remain in my constant prayers!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  8. I am so thankful for my congregation and a place to read and discuss the Holy Scriptures. Great list.


  9. I, too am thankful for you. You are being used in a powerful and awesome way. God Bless, andrea

  10. Laurie, your list is great! I, too, am thankful for my husband's sense of humor. He has lightened my spirit so many times just when I needed it. Even more blessings to you!

  11. You don't know how blessed you are to have a wonderful church family until you are without them. Finding a new one is torture.
    Blessings - Lisa

  12. I am thankful for Jesus. He had been the best friend, provider, and so much more.

  13. I enjoyed your thankful list and thanks to you for visiting my blog. God bless Deb

  14. Love your thankful list sweet one. I'm thankful for so much but today, this moment I am thankful that the church we've been attending in the 2 years we've lived in Florida has today really become my church and my pastors and not just the church and the pastors. It's hard to walk away from a church where you are so connected as I was in VA and to start over but today my heart connected to them fully and for that I am so thankful to GOD for that. Now, serving as I've always served becomes priority in this church home. Praise the Lord.

    Love you sweetie.