Wednesday, February 11, 2009

~Thankful Thursday - Love~

Welcome back to another Thankful Thursday...join Iris at Grace Alone. Today, our theme is love and what perfect timing to talk about love than the week of Valentine's Day.

The Excellence of Love
1 Corinthians 13

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
(2) If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
(3)And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
(4) Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
(5) does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
(6) does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
(7)bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
(8) Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
(9) For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
(10) but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
(11) When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
(12) For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
(13) Now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

I am so thankful today for the love of my Lord and Savior, my husband, my parents, my children, my church family, my friends and my sweet baby girl (dog).

I am so far from the model "love" child but I am learning everyday and the Lord isn't finished with me yet. There are many times that I get angry, agitated, impatient and I have failed in the area of loving in the past. However...I serve a God of second chances...every moment, everyday is a fresh start. God is so loving and forgiving that all I have to do is come back to Him, confess my sins and He forgives me. He sets my feet back on the right path, brushes the dirt off of me and takes my hand again to continue on my journey of learning.

I am thankful for the devoted, patient and never lacking in his supply of love for wonderful husband.

I am so thankful for a wonderful husband that is so easy to love...God has blessed me with the best.

I am so thankful for the love of my children...Brandon, Tyler, Sommer, Ryan and my grandson, Mason.

I am thankful for the God given love of a mother for her children whether they are my biological children or the precious bonus daughters that came with my wonderful husband.

I am so thankful for the love of wonderful parents who raised me in a loving, Christian home with morals, values and taught me about the love of my Lord from a very young age.

I am very thankful for the devoted, unconditional love of my precious little girl, Maltese. She loves her momma and gets to excited when I come home from being gone. She lavished all kinds of kisses for her momma!

I am thankful for the love of my friends, church family and my bloggy friends.

Good friendships are like beautiful they grow, they bring beauty and enjoyment into your life. I am thankful for the different varieties of fresh flowers in my daily bouquet. Each one is different and yet when they are all put together in my life...they make a complete arrangement of absolute beauty and joy. I love each and everyone of you.

I wrote a post on December 9th...To All My Friends Far and Near...this is for each of my new bloggy friends that I have made since then too.

Love is in the air...Happy Valentine's Day...We have so much to be thankful for in the big things but even, in the small things.


Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. Love is a gift. and I am thankful for the love of friendship. You are a good friend! Happy TT!

  2. beautiful post.

    thanks for dropping by my TT.

  3. Blessings, peace, joy, love and happiness of ryou this TT-a graeat list of blessings and gratefulness.

  4. Hi Jennifer, Thanks for stopping by. I will look up Ruby Fall. I lived in St. Louis County most of my life so I have see the Arch. But thanks for telling me. I need all the help I can get to plan stops. I so enjoyed reading Good friendships are like beautiful flowers. Thanks. I am glad to also read of your loving family. They are a true blessing. Have a great week.

  5. I love you, and I am very thankful for the gift of your friendship.

  6. Great post! Isn't our God the best, no matter how we may act at times

  7. You are so sweet! I pray you have an awesome TT and a very blessed Valentine's Day!

    Love you!

  8. We are so blessed to have so much love around us. The best of all being the Love of our Heavenly Father.
    Happy Thursday!

  9. You are a blessing my friend! I have LOVED getting to know you better. Happy Thursday to you.
    BIG hugs.

  10. You are such a blessing to me. I'm thankful for our friendship. Praising God for your list of blessings and praying His best for you. Happy Thankful Thursday!

  11. Beautiful post that easily shows your depth of love for those around you!!!

  12. I loved reading your post today. :-) You are blessed with a wonderful family. Our God's love is amazing...

  13. Jennifer,

    Hope you are feeling better. Can I just say that I absolutely LOVE the song you are playing, Better Hands, by Natalie Grant.

    I think you and I could hang out at a few concerts and do just fine!

    Get some rest!

  14. I'm thankful for new starts every day too--and the love of family. Happy Valentine's Day!


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me at "Through the Storms of Life".


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