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:
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?
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. ;)
Labels: Keeping the Home, My Thoughts