Everyday Happenings Of A Wife And Mother

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thankful Friday

Colossians 3:15
"And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful."
God has really been ridding me of my selfishness lately.  The more i draw near to Him the more i realize how imperfect and sinful i am.  The more i invite Him into my everyday life, the more i realize how much i need Him......in my everyday life.  
It is so easy to be thankful and have a positive attitude when things are going the way you want - the kids are well behaved and not demanding, your spouse is the apple of your eye, there is money in the bank......you catch my drift. :)  God has been laying it hard on me, especially the past few months, that we are called to be thankful despite our circumstances, hardships, and things that are out of our control.  
So many times i have allowed negative things blind me from God's goodness.  Some days i can be so fixated on problems or even exhaustion, that i miss out on special moments i could have with my boys and husband.  
I've heard it said many times - "there is always something to be thankful for."  And there really is.  God's goodness and blessings are still there despite hard circumstances.  
I want so badly to have a more thankful heart and positive attitude......and have that pour out into my kids, my marriage, and our home.  Thankfully, God's grace is always there when patience wears thin and i become overwhelmed by my surroundings.  
I want to challenge you.......as i am challenging myself......to be more thankful!  With your words, actions, and even your prayers to the Lord.  It says: Philippians 4:6-7
6 "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."

Thankfulness brings strength and a more positive outlook.  It does not change situations to a degree, but it does change your view.......and ultimately it will have a great affect on your home.


Our new dishwasher!  We had to get a new fridge as well...it started leaking the same week as the dishwasher.......like i said, God is really working Thankfulness into my heart. haha!

Surprise gifts from family in NC - thank you Aunt Connie!

The smell and sight of a real Christmas Tree! I want to bottle up that smell. haha!

Morning Devotions that hit home. :)

Christmas countdown with Hershey Kisses.......my boys have gotten their years worth of sugar in the past week. 

And yes.......i was that mom yesterday - taking my boys to the store in their pjs and snow boots. haha!

Playdoh!  A huge hit with James and Adam.

Seeing Adam's reaction to the snow.

And for the hard work that my husband puts into our home and family......in and out of the house......i've got a good man!

Colossians 4:2
[ An Encouragement for Prayer ] Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.