The Accidental Pharisee

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thankful Thursday # 18

"The eternal God is a dwelling place,
And underneath are the everlasting arms ... " ~ Deut. 33:27

How fun it was to visit Iris this week and see her beautiful new blog, Grace Alone. . ., the new home of Thankful Thursday! It was a joy to read her post Welcome to Grace Alone. . . and hear all God has been doing in her life.
I am heading out Friday to teach two workshops at Hearts at Home's Regional Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Anybody out there in blogger land planning on attending?
I'll be talking about how our children change us--and how God works in our lives during those moments of change. My other workshop is called "Helping Your Son Choose Purity Instead of Pornography." It's straight talk about how moms can help their sons make right choices when it comes to the temptation all boys will face to one degree or another.
All that to say,
  • I am thankful to God for the opportunity to connect with moms this weekend. I am thankful to share from my heart, and to encourage other women--just as other women have encouraged me.
  • I am thankful for my "spiritual ground support": some special friends who have prayed for me as I prepared for this weekend.
  • I am thankful for how God used my children to change me--rubbing of some rough edges and revealing some unknown strengths.
  • I am thankful for the truth of Deuteronomy 33:27: That God can be my dwelling place, a place of shelter, and that his "everlasting arms" are always there to hold me up.
  • I am thankful for my husband's help the past weeks as I've prepared for the workshops. He's given me time to myself to get ready, helped with logistics and all the "To Dos" on my list. I married an amazing man with a servant's heart.



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