Thankful Thursday- My Life


Today Lynn is hosting Thankful Thursday and made the topic random.  That means I get to ramble 🙂 

I am thankful for so many things.  Sometimes in the midst of trials it is easy to get overwhelmed and forget about our blessings.  Or forget that what seems like a trial is really nothing compared to what God has gotten you through before.  Or to lose sight of the fact that there are so many people in this world who would give anything to have my life, yes my life.  Complete with the thorns and challenges.   I am blessed and highly favored.  I am a child of God.

Thank you God for:

~breath.  I am still here and I know it is by Your design.  Help me to bring glory to You every moment, every breath.

~travel.  I have been stressing about BlogHer and SheSpeaks, seemingly forgetting how I prayed for the opportunity to go to both!  So what if the house isn’t spotless before I go and I don’t find the right shoes for the parties?  I am going to learn how to be a better blogger, writer, speaker and servant of God.  Thank you Lord for the opportunity to travel, to learn and to meet some of the precious people who have touched my life online in real life.  May all I say and do be a reflection of Your glory on both trips.  Open my eyes to see what You want me to see and learn what You would have me learn.

~family.  I have been lamenting about the additional energy that my nephew requires when I should be thankful for the extra time I get to spend with him.  I have been upset with my boys for their uncooperative moments instead of relishing the times when they give of themselves without being asked.  I take my precious husband for granted.  He is infinitely patient, loving and consistent.  Thank you Jesus for the gift of family.  For entrusting me with these precious children, whether for a few days or their whole childhood, every moment with them is a gift.  Help me to remember that in those moments when I want to scream and pull my hair out.  Bring your image of them to my remembrance at those times.

~air conditioning.  Seriously, don’t want to ever have to live without it. Period.  Thank you for the genius that invented it, Father and for providing us with the resources to have it running constantly when needed.

What are you thankful for?


  1. Bless your thankful heart sweetie.

  2. Melissa, let me just say that you are a breath of fresh air to me! I think I’m going to love you girl. You write from your heart. The comment about air conditioning made me laugh! My a/c went out twice last week and I live in Phoenix with triple digit temps. BTW, it’s now working. Thank you Lord.

    How awesome that you are going to BlogHer and SheSpeaks. Lysa TurkHuerst was our keynote speaker for my church’s annual women’s conference last year and I had the privilege of being her hostess while she was in Phoenix. She is a delight and fun to be with.

    So many people are going through trials right now it seems. But yes, you are a child of God and He loves you and cares about all that’s going on in your life. Don’t you just love these thankful Thursdays?

  3. Oh my goodness, amen on the air conditioning! And no worries – just have fun at your conventions and look forward to your comfortably messy home when you return!

  4. I loved your post, loved what you shared from your heart…Blessings precious sister…

  5. Hi…

    Wow, I attended She Speaks last year. Changed my life. I love all those women who give so much of themselves to others. They honor the Lord. I sure hope your experiece is wonderful and filled with the Holy Spirit to further your dreams. I know it will.

    See you again Thursday.

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