Thursday, 1 September 2016

Thankful Thursday

September has arrived! My brain is trying to resist this knowledge as September is set to be an intense month with Father's Day, my daughter's birthday (and party), our MOPS leaders conference, going away on holiday and preparing for the Write 31 Days challenge in October. Growth and stretching are in process but it is never comfortable to go through. I started the day feeling reasonably upbeat but now sense the creeping in of feeling demoralised and overwhelmed. A perfect opportunity to take the time to look at what I am thankful for this week.

  • Antibiotics! I can talk and breathe again! I try to let my body fight off illness but there are times when medicine is needed. I am so thankful to live in a country where I have very easy access to medical care when needed.
  • I made it to the Fresh Leadership conference last week despite my illness. It was a time of encouragement. The biggest take away for me ended up having nothing to do with any of the speakers. I had been praying about whether to participate in the Write 31 Days challenge this year with the intensity in the lead up and being away for parts of October. I had made the decision to simply do the Five Minute Friday prompts and keep it very simple this year. I told God that if He had a different plan that He could let me know. He did! Sitting at the conference doing the worship, I had a "download" of a whole series. Now to find the time to write it!

  • My grandfather. We celebrated his 80th birthday on the weekend. I loved being part of honouring the legacy of faith, marriage and friendship that he has created. 

  • The adorableness of my daughter in her performance for Father's Day. I had the opportunity to watch the dress rehearsal the day before the evening performance for the fathers. 


  1. I am so glad you are feeling better. I too and struggling a bit to decided what to do for the #write31 challenge. I have plenty of other things that must be written before then, so I'm trusting God with the correct topic as well as the time to write it.
    Praying you continue to heal!

    1. Thanks Tammy. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for write 31 days. I haven't been able to start prep yet which I find stressful so trust is definitely needed.

  2. I am so glad that you are feeling better too. I know I have had days when I was not getting better for a long period of time and despite how much I LOVE going to the doctor (very sarcastic) I had to go get antibiotics. But I am glad you are better and breathing : )

    This week I am thankful for productive naptimes. I have been getting so much done feeling accomplished and very happy. I am thankful that my online Bible study is starting next week and I am super excited to see what God is going to do and show me. Have a good weekend.

    1. Those are some great things to be thankful for. Which online study are you doing?