Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today is my first Thankful Thursday post. I've been reading them for a while now, from my daughter's blog.

Today I am especially thankful for my parents.

My Mother lives in the town where I do and I am able to see her regularly. I am thankful for her guidance through the years. I am thankful that she's close so that I can lend a hand when she needs it. I am thankful that she's in good health and able to get around so well.

My Daddy passed away in December 2005. I miss him each day and am thankful each day that he is/was my Daddy. I'm thankful that he taught me how to change a flat, change oil (although I take it and have it done) and listen to what a lawnmower sounds like when it doesn't want to start and know what to try next! He taught me the importance of integrity and honesty. He taught me that a parent loves and supports their child, always.

I'm thankful for the relationship I had/have with both of my parents. I am thankful that God gave them to me!

I am thankful this week for the freedom's we have due to those who served to secure them.

~ Bonnie

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

After the Rain

The last 2 days we have had some spring-like rain. It's such a refreshing smell and sight, just after the rain. I was outside earlier today, taking pictures of the many blooming flowers in my yard and thinking. (thinking happens to be one of my specialties!)

As I walked from plant to plant I smiled as I saw the new blooms. I noticed so many butterflies going from bloom to bloom as if they couldn't decide which one to pick! I was thinking how the lightening before and during the rain, along with the thunder made it sound so mighty and fierce. Thankfully there was no wind with these showers, however sometimes there are. Sometimes the wind, rain, lightening and thunder all come upon us and can be a bit frightening in the midst of it. It's important to have the confidence that God's there and faithful, regardless of what is going on all around. For me, having that confidence doesn't mean that there is confidence in myself, but rather an inner peace, knowing that He is in control of even the storms.

When the storms pass (and they always do) there is that fresh smell and newness. Just as all the plants this morning had bright new blooms from the renewing of the rain, we can begin anew after a storm, "blooming" through whatever our day holds.

Thank you for reading and thank you for all the welcomes I've received!

~ Bonnie

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Place to Start

After being encouraged by my daughter, Bethany, to do a blog, I've decided to dive off into one!

I'm not sure yet what I will write about, however she assures me I will have no trouble finding something to write on it, so here goes!

I follow several blogs and find them encouraging. It's amazing to me the amount of information we have available at the click of a mouse now days. I hope that I will use this blog to be an encouragment to others, as well as a way to express some of the things that are going on inside my heart!

Thank you for reading!

The Providence of God

There was a discussion in a Sunday School class I was a part of recently about The Providence of God.  Different people shared how at differ...