Thankful Thursday! May 4, 2014

Thank you, Lord, for:

 Sunday dinner with the family.  

My dear friend Gabrielle...she's a great new mom!    Happy Birthday, friend!!! 🎉

Holding sweet baby Owen...watching him sleep

Jimmy John's with Mo and Tay

Lexi made us dinner!  Mmmmmm!  What a treat!  A home cooked meal that I didn't have to prepare!

“Women of Faith, Lana Bateman, often says, “The sign of true maturity in a life is when joy and sorrow walk hand in hand.” . . .

Lana also says, “Sovereignty is the salvation of regret.” What a relief to know that God’s established plans from the beginning of time cannot be interfered with by my mistakes. His holy purposes are not hampered by our failures. He will accomplish and complete His work. The Lord longs to give us a full life with an array of emotions that enhance our faith. . . . He will give us definition, He will guide us toward resolution, and He provides us the hope of a divine destination. But it’s a process, so don’t be discouraged. It’s an Emmaus Road of ongoing revelation.

Expect life to be joyful and rugged. Let’s be wise enough to lean into what comes our way. If God has allowed it, it comes with purposes we may not understand . . . yet. . . .

Follow the narrow road; it leads to the widest joy.


I Second That Emotion”


Excerpt From: Nelson, Thomas. “Joy for the Journey: Morning and Evening.” Thomas Nelson, 2014-02-01. iBooks.