Thursday, March 19, 2015

Blessed Thankfulness

Something wonderful was taking place
while I was away caring
for my dear parents.
I received a gift of the most special
kind of love poured out through YOU, my dear friends!
That gift was the gift of sweet prayer
lifted up to God on behalf of
myself and my parents.
I felt God's hand in mine
as He reassured me that we were not alone,
that He never leaves us
and will be with us always.
I knew God's loving presence
was right there with us 
every moment of every day.


My heart is rich and full of gratitude
for so many things.
For Stephanie my wonderful daughter
who graciously stepped in for me as a guest 
while I was away from the computer.
She has such a willing heart
to be used of the Lord
here in our beautiful community of blogging.
She didn't know it at the time,
but her post was meant for ME.
God knew that I was in need of a reminder
to keep a song in my heart.
No matter what God dishes out onto our plates,
there will be joy found in our hearts
as we sing our way through.
Stephanie ~ thank you for having 
such a sweet and tender spirit.
I love you!

~~**~~

I cannot forget you, my dear and sweet friends!
Thank you for your prayers, love and concern.
Words are not enough to express how
my heart rejoices.
Through your relationship with God,
you have given of yourselves 
so that others would be blessed.
On behalf of my parents, thank you!


Through Stephanie and her guest post
I had some lovely new ladies visit
and even follow along.
I want to thank you and welcome you
to my little corner of the world.
{ I hope to visit you real soon}
It is my humble prayer that you ~ and all
who seek to have their hearts refreshed
through the Scriptures found here at ~
She Graces Her Home In God's Beauty
will find all that you may be seeking.
God speaks to our hearts individually
through His Word,
I am just His instrument desiring to be used
as He guides me along the path
He has set before me.
I look forward to walking God's path
with you, as you follow along.

~~**~~

May we rejoice in the goodness
of the greatest Gift ~ Giver of all
and in the gifts of friendship
we've been given.
" Every good and perfect gift is from above."
James 1:17

~~**~~

Our Precious Heavenly Father ~
You are so good to us!
Thank you for the love of friends
and for their care and concern
for what is happening in the lives of others.
May we always be mindful
of the needs around us,
and fall on our knees before Your throne of grace
giving praise and glory to You.
Amen

Joy to You!
~ Debbie ~ 

23 comments:

Simply Linda said...

I don't visit or stop by often, but when I do, you are the one who blesses me...thank you. Blessings

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you for this lovely, encouraging post, reminding us all to keep our trust in Jesus and His tender mercies.

Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

Sylvia said...

So good to find your post today,Debbie, you are always a blessing to my heart!

Stephanie said...

This was such a beautiful and heartfelt post. I agree with Linda, when I visit your blog it is I who is blessed :)

Prayer is so precious and powerful... It's good to see you on your blog. Love you!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, precious, Debbie, what joy it is that God has given us the Body of Christ to uplift and remind each other of His precious love and mercy toward us. It's such a joy to pray for each other and to know that God is always with us and with those for whom we pray. You are a treasure, and I thank you for the "refreshment" I receive here from your beautiful posts in word and photo. And thank your precious Stephanie for stepping in and posting for you. "The apple has not fallen far from the tree" in your family. God has designed and is continuing to work in each of us, and it's a joy to travel along the way with you! Continuing to pray for your dear parents and for you and the rest of your family! Hugs and love!

CatTales said...

Wonderful to see a post from you. Remembering you and your dear parents in prayer. Thank you for blessing me with your friendship and love of the Lord. Today's prayer at the end of your post is also my prayer.

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful, heartfelt post, Debbie. It is never easy dealing with aging parents and I know that the prayers and support help. xo Diana

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Such a beautiful post and I totally agree.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Debbie,
Beautiful post and your words so touching. You really Grace us with your beautiful spirit.
Prayers continue for your parents and thank you for the gift of friendship.
You are such a joy to know.
Hugs, CM

Deborah Montgomery said...

I just read Stephanie's post before this one (I'm a bit behind!). You too are such beautiful, lovely ladies, our blogging community is blessed by your presence.
It is such a wonderful feeling to know others are praying for us, and I'm thankful to know such women who pray.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

It is always a joy and privilege to pray for a sister in Christ because it is what we are called to do to honor our Lord. It is also a personal joy to get to know you through blogging by sharing our cares and needs with each other. The family of Christ is my only family and the best family there is!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Daughters are such a blessing and you have a very special daughter. So sweet and loving....I'm sure she takes right after her beautiful Mother. I missed Stephanie's guest post, but I just read it and it is wonderful. I love that you enjoy singing and making up songs, too. I, too, love to sing and I'm sure I embarrassed my children on many an occasion when I burst into song in front of their friends! :) I know you are going through a difficult time right now, caring for your parents and also having your own health issues. Despite all of that, you find time to lift our spirits, Dear Friend. You are a blessing! Hugs xo Karen

Tori Leslie said...

A lovely, thankful post. What a blessed lady you are and you're obviously such a blessing to others. Love the read!

Anne Payne said...

We sure do have a blessed blogging community, especially because Stephanie is part of it! But then, she is grace personified because you raised her in the fear and admonition of the Lord, Debbie. I do hope your parents are getting along better. I've been a bit absent from visiting around but I will continue to pray for you and your family. {{hugs}}

Linda Walker said...

Debbie!
I was scrolling through my blog roll and I was so happy to see that you had posted. What a nice post and the music here always lifts my spirits! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you face some challenging times! You and Stephanie are blessings X 2!
Hugs,
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Debbie, you have a beautiful blog and your photos are so pretty. I didn't realize you were Stephanie's mom. She is a wonderful person and you must be very proud of her. Hope this finds your dad doing better..Happy First Day of Spring, a new beginning..Judy

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful post!

Mindy Whipple said...

A beautiful post from a beautiful heart...

Mehrll said...

Your posts are always so precious and I love that you give God the glory for all His benefits and His direction in your life. You are an encouragement to me. Hugs.

Sola Scriptura said...

Thank you for this reminder about prayer and thankfulness :) I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Michelle Hirsch said...

Hi Debbie! Beautiful blog ~ I have enjoyed reading it all! Found it while I was reading Stephanie's ~ she has such a talent using her words! :) ~~ You both do! Blessings ... <3

Robyn said...

Oh, Debbie, such a beautiful post. Your words always go straight to my heart. When you share your experiences with us in this way, it resonates with all of us. Thank you, beautiful friend!

Wilma said...

Hello Debbie,
What a wonderful post.
So happy that you and your parents felt the presence of the Lord.
Your posts are a blessing !
Thank you for sharing this.
(I'm far behind,try to catch up with my blogs :).

Hugs, Wilma.

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