Thursday, July 10, 2008

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High. ~
Psalm 7:17 (ESV - emphasis Irene's)
Irene, who hosts this wonderful meme each week, didn't have a theme going, but she and the other ladies have some awesome things to be thankful for. Go visit with her by clicking here and you can be as blessed as I was...

Our Father is worthy of worship and praise, based on His righteousness alone. He is the Most High God, the *only* God. He who was free from guilt and sin sent His only Son, who took my place in death so I could spend eternity in Heaven with Him. I want to cry, "Unworthy!" But He died to make me worthy. How blessed I am.

I'm thankful for God's love for me. He shows it in the largest way, as mentioned above, and in smaller ways, mentioned below...

~ The blessing of family and extended family

~ The joy of friendships

~ A good job

~ Sweet tea

~ My toy poodle Wilson

~ Air conditioning

~ The blogging world

~ A nice home to live in

~ Flowers that bloom

~ Air conditioning (yes, it's there twice, but I'm very thankful for it!)

~ Coffee

~ Our swimming pool

~ Books to read


Denise said...

Such a sweet list my friend, thanks for sharing.

Blessed One said...

I'll join you in a very hearty "Thank you, Lord, for air conditioning!" Other than that, I really enjoyed your list. You have a beautiful blog and I'm glad I found it. This is my 2nd week to participate in Thankful Thursday and I'm so blessed by all the wonderful thankful lists. Blessings! ~ Tracy

Nise' said...

Wonderful thankfuls today. How about reading a book floating on a raft in the pool? My favorite!

Gina's Public Diary said...

I love your list Laurie Ann! Our chihuahuas are such good company to my husband and me. I love your poodle's reminds me of Castaway. We used to have a toy poodle named Chloe and she was so sweet and smart.
Sweet tea and coffee. Aahhhh!

Tracy said...

Awesome list. I for one believe AC deserves to be mentioned twice! Happy TT to you!


Renee said...

Great list. I am thankful for A/C and our pool too -- actually just sitting out by it now while the kiddos swim so w/ that I am thankful for wireless internet connection...makes life easier :)

Loved your list, have a blessed weekend!

Cheryl said...

Laurie Ann,

Awesome list! I too am so thankful for air conditioning!

Thanks for praising God with us for Jan's results.


Toknowhim said...

Thanks for stopping by this week... I have to snicker when I say you are thankful for sweet tea, because I love it too :)

Peggy said...

Laurie Ann, I guess we all can say Thanks for AC, even double times..
(lol) but you have an aMazing heart of gratefulness. Absolutely beautiful intro to Our Heavenly Father, to whom all thanks is given and deserved greatly to be praised! Our worth in HIM...that's awesome! For all your family and sweet list from friends, to job to books! But a special blessing on that toy poodle's great to thank God for our extended family, including pets!!!
May God add an extra portion of love, coffee, and blessings with favor on you and yours! Enjoy!

Mary said...

Laurie Ann,

What a wonderful thankful list you've posted. I am also thankful for air conditioning. I just can't take the humidity.

We have so much to be thankful for and the little things are usually the most important. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed my visit.


Kristi said...

That is quite a list. You are right about the a/c, I sure take it for granted. Thanks for the reminder.

A happy heart at home said...

I liked your list. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!


SharonB said...

I love the verse you shared today! And I too am very thankful for air condition!!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I think several people have been singing thanks and praise for air conditioning. I have to ask for forgiveness from you, though. I am JEALOUS. Yes, jealous that you have a pool. Oh, I would be very thankful for that, as well!

Mary said...

Great list! Amen to air conditioning! Boy we're spoiled aren't we?? Blessings!!

LAURIE said...

thanks Laurie Ann for sharing your grateful heart with us. I appreciate you so much for sharing your heart with us!

Beth K. Vogt said...

So, now I'm curious: Why is your dog named Wilson AND what books are you reading?
And I don't blame you for being thankful for air conditioning twice!

Serendipity said...

What a wonderful list! I am very thankful for air-conditioning too, considering that I live in hot equatorial climate! Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed weekend!

Anonymous said...

you have a wonderful list of thankfuls. God bless you, laurie.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Hallelujah for A/C's! That, and good books with sweet tea to keep summer bright.

Tami Boesiger said...

Christ makes us worthy indeed! Now that's worth shoutin' about!! I'm with ya, Laurie Ann.

Enjoy your weekend.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Wonderful thankful list! All blessings from God, especially the a/c!

Have a great weekend!