Giving Thanks ~ Monday


Kelli is hosting a wonderful week of ideas with the theme "Giving Thanks". I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week! The last two years our parents joined us for Thanksgiving here in Georgia, but this year we'll be going to Florida to spend the holiday with them. I plan on being away from the computer next week, so each day this week I'm going to count my many blessings and share them with you.

Today I'm thankful for:

~ Missionaries
We're having our annual missions conference this week at our church, and my heart is always stirred as I listen to reports from dedicated missionaries serving all over the world who are striving to win the lost at any cost.

~ The King James Bible
Do you treasure God's written word? We have quite a few Bibles around our house, and I'm guilty of taking The Book for granted. Here in America we can walk into any discount store and purchase a Bible for just a few dollars, yet there are people all over the world who cannot afford a Bible, and even if they could it may be against the law to own one where they live. Many have put their lives in danger just to have a copy of the Bible. I am thankful for God's inspired, preserved Word.

~ God's Creation
I love living in a beautiful area. Today as I took this picture out by the lake I was once again in awe of how all God had to do was speak and the earth was formed.

~ Thoughtful Friends
Today one of my friends gave me this candle (the scent is called Bobbing For Apples) just to let me know she cares about me--and that's one of the best reasons to give a gift. Is there someone you know that you can bless with a "just-because-I-care-about-you" gift?
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In addition to counting my blessings today, I followed Kelli's example and tackled an area of my kitchen in need of some special attention: the refrigerator. Part of my monthly cleaning in the kitchen is to clean it out to keep it from getting nasty in there. I've been trying to use up the food we have on hand before we go out of town, so for once the fridge wasn't crammed full and overflowing. It's much easier to clean it when it doesn't have anything in it! :)

I started out by removing all of the condiments from the door baskets and washing the baskets out. Next I emptied the shelves, removed them, and gave them a good washing. I wiped down the inside walls before I replaced the shelves and food items. I cleaned the door gasket with a damp rag and then wiped down the front of the fridge. All done! :)
Tomorrow I'll be working on another cleaning project and counting more blessings, too. ;)

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Monday, November 12, 2007
Giving Thanks ~ Monday

Kelli is hosting a wonderful week of ideas with the theme "Giving Thanks". I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week! The last two years our parents joined us for Thanksgiving here in Georgia, but this year we'll be going to Florida to spend the holiday with them. I plan on being away from the computer next week, so each day this week I'm going to count my many blessings and share them with you.

Today I'm thankful for:

~ Missionaries
We're having our annual missions conference this week at our church, and my heart is always stirred as I listen to reports from dedicated missionaries serving all over the world who are striving to win the lost at any cost.

~ The King James Bible
Do you treasure God's written word? We have quite a few Bibles around our house, and I'm guilty of taking The Book for granted. Here in America we can walk into any discount store and purchase a Bible for just a few dollars, yet there are people all over the world who cannot afford a Bible, and even if they could it may be against the law to own one where they live. Many have put their lives in danger just to have a copy of the Bible. I am thankful for God's inspired, preserved Word.

~ God's Creation
I love living in a beautiful area. Today as I took this picture out by the lake I was once again in awe of how all God had to do was speak and the earth was formed.

~ Thoughtful Friends
Today one of my friends gave me this candle (the scent is called Bobbing For Apples) just to let me know she cares about me--and that's one of the best reasons to give a gift. Is there someone you know that you can bless with a "just-because-I-care-about-you" gift?
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In addition to counting my blessings today, I followed Kelli's example and tackled an area of my kitchen in need of some special attention: the refrigerator. Part of my monthly cleaning in the kitchen is to clean it out to keep it from getting nasty in there. I've been trying to use up the food we have on hand before we go out of town, so for once the fridge wasn't crammed full and overflowing. It's much easier to clean it when it doesn't have anything in it! :)

I started out by removing all of the condiments from the door baskets and washing the baskets out. Next I emptied the shelves, removed them, and gave them a good washing. I wiped down the inside walls before I replaced the shelves and food items. I cleaned the door gasket with a damp rag and then wiped down the front of the fridge. All done! :)
Tomorrow I'll be working on another cleaning project and counting more blessings, too. ;)

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9 Comments:
Blogger Mommy said...
Hey! We may be in the same area as you during Thanksgiving. We are not sure as of yet. My husband's grandparents might be there. If they are, we will come. If not, then we will have to make other plans.

Thanks for sharing what you are thankful for; I enjoyed reading abouut it. What a nice friend you have to give you something just because. :)

Your refridgerator looks beautiful! ;)

Blogger Julie Fink said...
I sure am thankful for my precious King James Bible too!

Blogger Kelli said...
I enjoyed reading the things you are thankful for, Mrs. C! Your did a great job on your refrigerator, it's so clean and sparkly!
Kelli

Blogger Jacki said...
Hmmm....you've just reminded me that I have had "clean fridge/freezer" on my to-do list for a month and I still haven't cleaned it out yet.

Thank you for sharing what you are thankful for! I sometimes take for granted what I have...but recently with my daughter's health problems I have been reminded on a daily basis how much I am thankful for her.

Blogger Mishel said...
I enjoyed reading this post--and I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week either! I'll be thinking of you as we make our way south this weekend. We leave on Thursday to head to my mom's house in northern Alabama.

Have a wonderful day! : )

Anonymous Jendi said...
I need to clean my fridge too. It's something that I always seem to put off.
Take care.

Blogger Karen said...
Loved reading your thankful list. We focus on missions on Sunday nights in our church, so that's also one I'm thankful for, too. I was raised with the KJV and love the beauty of it.
Blessings to you all this week as you prepare.

Blogger HsKubes said...
What wonderful things to be thankful for!
Praying for your missions conference! We love those!

~ Christina

Blogger Arlene said...
Hmmm... your post is making me strongly consider cleaning the fridge right now... I'm still considering it, though, because there are quite a few items and I don't like messing with too much stuff while I'm wiping down the shelves. Although, your after pics are very motivating! :)

We take so many of those things for granted, which is really a shame.
Thanks for the reminder of things for which to be thankful! :)

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