Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

This is my first time participating in Thankful Thursday. What a great idea! This week, I have much to be thankful for…

♥ My precious hubby, Tom. In the ebb and flow of many years of marriage, we’re in an especially sweet season right now (despite many potential stress-factors) and I’m loving every moment of it. Thank you, Lord for the countless ways Tom shows his love for me. I'm incredibly blessed.

♥ God presented two huge opportunities for my son to share his faith this week on his college campus and praise God, he jumped at the chance! On Monday, after a lecture, he stayed after class to talk to his Biology professor about his faith. Yesterday, there was a large Pro-Life rally taking place. Not far from there, he noticed a small Pro-Choice display. He approached the person working there. He engaged in a conversation and was able to share and debate in a very kind, respectful way. Our prayer is that he gave that person some new insights to consider. Thank you Lord, for presenting these opportunities to my son, and for his courage and obedience to your promptings. (I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
~3 John 1:4)

♥ This week, we’re hosting three great guys in our home. They are serving nearby with the Academy of Arts, a ministry we love. Our son has taken summer-long mission trips with two of the three guys, and he loves them like brothers. We think the world of all of them and absolutely love having them here. Thank you Lord, for letting me experience “big family life” this week, and for seeing the joy their presence brings to my son.

♥ The inspiring beauty of Spring…everything is blooming! Thank you Lord, for this amazing season of renewal.

♥ Today is the last day of a very challenging project I've been on since late February (Can you hear that Hallelujah chorus in the background??) Thank you Lord, for humbling and strengthening me through this process.

♥ The safe return of a friend’s daughter from her deployment in Iraq. Thank you Lord, for your protection of this Mommy, daughter, sister & friend.

and finally…

♥ For new friends I’m making in Blogworld! Thank you Lord, for the encouraging words and lessons learned through “sisters” I’ve never met face-to-face.

The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy…~ Psalm 126:3

May this Thursday find you blessed...


Susan said...

Hey Tracy,

Welcome to Thankful Thursday!! So glad you decided to join in. Isn't it wonderful to just sit down and record all the many things you are grateful for?

That was a great testimony about your son, I know you must be so proud of him!

I was blessed to read about your friend's daughter's return home safely. I have a son in the service, I can REALLY appreciate that homecoming. Please tell her THANK YOU!

Have a blessed day my friend♥

Becoming Me said...

Beautiful post. I am thankful that I read it today it encouraged me.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Hey this post matches your title perfectly. Your cup is running over. I can feel your joy and your grateful heart. Glad your project is over, some things are long and hard, but good in the end. Worth it.

I loved reading about your son. Oh, how I pray the same thing for my two kids. They do make a difference already. It will be interesting to see where the Lord leads them in college.

And yeah, for husbands.

I am thankful already for you!

Becky said...

What a beautiful post. That's wonderful news about your son shining the light on his well as all these other wonderful blessings from the Lord.

Sounds like it's been a wonderful day! Hearing things like this is always a tremendous encouragement to me in my own walk.

Denise said...

Welcome to thankful thursday, happy you are here. I enjoyed your post.

eph2810 said...

How awesome that your son followed the prompting of His Spirit to share his faith. Especially in today's world :)
How wonderful that your friend's daugher made it home safely to her family. I am sure she was deeply missed by her family.
I am so thrilled to see you joining us this week - God is Good!!!!
Thank you for sharing your joyous and grateful heart with us this week. I hope you will be able to join us often.

Be blessed today and always.

NANCY said...

I love the idea of having a Thankful Thursday. I think I'll give this a try. Thanks!

Tricia said...

Thanks for sharing what you are thankful for, you have a great list. I am also thankful for new Christian sisters found thru blogging!

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

I am so glad to meet you! Thanks for stopping by. What a beautiful blog you have. I so look forward to getting to know you better.

What a wonderful list to be thankful for! How proud you must be of your son. That is so awesome. My oldest is (almost) 12 and my prayer is that he, too will be bold in his faith.

Blessings, Tracy
Sisters in Christ,
Tracy (too!):)

Shari said...

What a wonderful blessing to read that you and your husband are doing well despite the stress. The enemy wants our Christian marriages to fail.

NANCY said...

I will check out the other blogs that do Thankful Thursdays. They would be great to visit each week.

Marsha said...

Hi Tracy!

Welcome to Thankful Thursday. You have a wonderful, thankful heart. I can relate to what you said about your relationship with your hubby. I'm there with mine too. I don't want this season to end.

Melanie said...

Welcome to Thankful Thursday! You must be so very proud of your son sharing his faith like that. My son is only 6 yrs, but I pray that he will step out like that as he grows older. Thanks for sharing your blessings with us this week!