Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday~Keeping It Simple

See 250th post drawing below...must leave comment on this post and let me know that you are interested in drawing to be eligible.

Welcome to another week of Thankful Thursday! This week, I am thankful for the small and simple things in life:

  • I am thankful most of all today that my Heavenly Father is alive and on the throne. He is everywhere, knows everything and if He said it...He will do it.

  • Hot shower on a cold winter morning

  • The unconditional love of my sweet baby girl, Biscuit...she makes every step that I make, she just wants to be where her momma is...there she is happy and content. It's a shame that we aren't more like that! This is her sleeping in my arms last night on the couch.

  • Food in the pantry, refrigerator and freezer

  • Wonderful, loving church family

  • Washer and laundromat for me

  • Clothes and shoes to wear

  • Healthy, happy children

  • Wonderful son-in-law

  • Healthy grandson

  • A job for me and my hubby

  • The excellent leadership role that Roger has taken in the Men's Ministry of our church

  • Opportunity to use my skills and talents to serve the Lord

  • A Loving family

  • Wonderful friends

  • The simpler way of life

  • Camping with my phones!

I am thankful today that I am able to find pleasure and contentment in the small things. I have been truly blessed!

For more wonderful thankful hearts...visit our host, Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for more Thankful Thursdays.

Today is my 250th post and I am giving away "A Book of Prayer" by Stormie Omartian (365 prayers compiled from The Power of a Praying Woman, The Power That Changes Everything, Just Enough Light for the Step I'm On, The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Parent.

Leave me a comment on today's post...Thankful Thursday AND mention that you want to be entered in the drawing for this wonderful book. I will draw tonight and notify the winner tomorrow.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. It's the simple things in life that bring joy to the day. Thanks for the reminder!

    Love the picture of your sweet little dog! Too cute!

    And yes, I would love to be entered in your drawing. Congrats on 250 posts!

  2. are very blessed!!! I love Biscuit. I have a chihuahua named Cookie who is such a blessing too.

  3. Bless you for being thankful for the little things that God blesses you with my friend. I would love to be in the drawing, happy bloggy anniversary.

  4. OH... how many times have I said, I LOVE THE SIMPLE STUFF!?!?!?! Love them! :)

    They may seem simple, but they sure are big/important when they are not available, huh??

    Great and sweet post, Jennifer!


  5. Amen!! I finally made it back!! The doggie is so cute!!!

  6. The simple things in life are the best. I am thankful too for a warm shower on any day. It just isn't the same when everyone uses all the hot water. LOL
    Love your list!
    Blessings to you Jennifer!

  7. First comment!! That doesn't happen much!

    Those are such sweet blessings! Thanks for sharing them! I love no phones too! Sigh.

    Sure, I wouldn't mind being entered in a draw.

  8. Great list of today on TT! It is the simple things in life that we often times take for granted. -love ya, Laurie

  9. I am thankful today that I am able to find pleasure and contentment in the small things..amen amen amen...I LOVED this statement...

    Enter my name...I LOVE books on prayer..I LOVE the gift of prayer that God has given His daugthers...((hugs))

  10. Thanks you so much for sharing your list. It's so great to praise Lord for all the blessings in our lives. Looks like He's been good to you!

    Please enter me in your drawing. I have Stormie's "Power of a Praying Wife" but haven't read the others.

  11. biscuit is a cutie. have a blessed day.

    thanks for visiting my TT!

  12. I am new here! What an awesome blog :)

  13. Jenn, such sweet blessings. Biscuit sounds alot like Wilson! He is my shadow. Happy Thankful Thursday!

  14. Jenn,

    Love this post, my friend. What strikes me the most is the washer/dryer. As a child, I always had to go to the laundrymat and as an adult I, too, appreciate being able to have a washer/dryer at home. Simple things and yet not so simple for some.

    Love your sweet, thankful heart! And love you, my friend. Congrats on your milestone! Can't wait to see where God takes you on this journey!

  15. It is absolutely amazing how many things we can list that we are thankful for when we stop to count them. Your posts always bless me, Jennifer. Congrats on your 250th post! God bless you as you continue this ministry.
    If I'm not to late, you can enter me in your drawing for the book on prayer. Bless you.

  16. Hi precious friend, I truly enjoyed reading your post. I'm thankful that GOD has given us this venue (internet) to share all the many ways and reasons we are thankful for HIM. Praise the Lord.

    I already have several of her books so I pray someone who doesn't have any will receive the blessing.

    I love you.

  17. What a wonderful thankful list... the simple things in life, things we often take for granted. Congrats on your 250th post! If I am not too late you can put me in the drawing :)

    I am almost finished with your pay it forward "thingy". Hopefully I can get it in the mail to you soon, so be watching!

    I have missed stopping by to visit, things have just been busy around here lately!


  18. Hi Jennifer,

    I stopped over and just fell in love with your baby dog. Girl, I have one of those two and he is a delight in my life. Great list and see you next week. Hugs, Lynn


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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