The God of All Comfort…Thankful on a Thursday 06/30/2011 — 10 Comments

  1. have you read “1000 Gifts” by Ann Voskamp ? if not – then – trust me, YOU MUST! You will really love it- and it will take this “gratitude walk” to a whole nother level – You are so so so on the right track!

    The original sin after all was that of ingratitude – it festered and grew into dissatisfaction – which became jealousy and envy – and then satan decided that he should be God –

    I wonder what would happen in our sinful world if people would stop in their tracks and truly put their eyes back on Jesus and LIVE in a state of gratitude!?

    I am sure your mother is very proud- I am sorry for your pain, but you are right- God has plans for you- there is more healing when you let Him use it for His glory! Good job sister!

    • Thank you for your encouraging words!

      Yes, I’ve got 1000 gifts, and I’ve started reading it–twice. I have a hard time with it because it really speaks to my heart (in good ways!) and leave me sort of spiritually challenged and worn out and I have to put it down for a while. Blogging has brought me in touch with so many wonderful Christian women that have encouraged me onward and upward in my faith!

  2. Jamie – I wouldn’t be too hard on yourself. I don’t think you realize just how much healing your words and blog posts have given others. I, for one, know that I am in a better place mentally, emotionally and with my relationship with God because of your posts! Never stop writing!!!

    • Thank you–that’s so kind. Sometimes I feel like my writing is more personal therapy than reaching out to others. I’m glad it’s been helpful for you too!

  3. Girl – I am right there with you! You really are a wonderful encourager – and full of blessings 🙂

    • It’s so wonderful to see everyone’s nice comments. It makes me think that my time cultivating a positive attitude isn’t wasted. I really believe that a grateful heart and positive outlook is a discipline (and one I’m working HARD for!) and takes practice.

  4. She does see the smiling faces of your 3 beautiful children. She is with you always! It always takes time. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You listen well.