Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We Encourage Tuesday: Marvelous Monday

I actually like Mondays. Well not all Mondays but for the most part I'm as okay with Monday as I am with Tuesday or Wednesday or whatever day. I really don't enjoy having to get up before 8 a.m. any day of the week but I do because, well, I have to. Some times I really wish I was more of a morning person but after 2 years of 5 a.m. shifts at Starbucks and 2 years with my early riser, malakai, it still hasn't happened.

Rather than being the totally morning grouch I once was, I try to be thankful. Thankful for the beautiful children I wake up to. Thankful for coffee. Thankful for breakfast and friends. Thankful for a husband headed off to work to provide for his family. I'm not always great at it but I am trying none-the-less. (I'm actually always thankful for these things, just not great at showing it all the time)

This morning was one that I struggled to really be thankful but then I was reminded by my good 'ole friend, Holy Spirit of this...

"This is the day that the Lord has made;
 let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

I began writing this on Monday morning and was unable to finish it because I was consumed by the overwhelming pain that is a UTI. (If you've ever had one of these, you know exactly what I'm talking about) I made it to the doc and got medicine just in time because any longer and some one else would have had to take me

Today, I am thankful to be feeling much better. Ever so grateful for my husband who was willing to drop everything to come home and take care of our children so I could moan rest in bed. (SUCH a good catch I've got here) It was also a good opportunity to pray for those people that have been on my heart. 

Honestly, the Lord continued to remind me (even through the pain) that his truth is still true. This IS the day that He made. Let us choose to REJOICE. The circumstances of my day were not how I was hoping things would go but God is still the same God of peace and joy and rest. So I am thankful for that as well :)

I'm really not certain where I was going with this post yesterday... looks like God reminding me to be ever thankful. It really isn't hard to do when I sit and think about all He has done for me in His gracious mercy and love. My life is so blessed ♥  

What are YOU thankful for today?


  1. Thank you for this. Definitley needed to hear this.

  2. I am thankful for a sister who writes such encouraging (and convicting!) Blog posts.

  3. UTI are terrible...totally terrible. hope you are feeling better. Glad your happy was there for you :)

  4. I hate UTI's-- they are the WORST! Hope you're doing better!!!!!! I'm thankful for amazing women like you today!

  5. Ouch....UTI's are by far the worst! I'm glad you're feeling better! Dropping in from "We Encourage Tuesdays!"

  6. I'm thankful for a fully able body and mind!! UTI's suck!! Have you tried sitting in a warm bath with Baking Soda?? I always found it helped ease the pain! Hope your feeling 100% soon!


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