Sunday, April 17, 2011

Today I Am Thankful For....... Day 1

Well, life has been throwing some punches lately and I have been struggling to post anything because I don't want to be such a downer all the time. So, lets just say I am struggling right now.

To counteract that I have decided to do Ten Days of "I am Thankful For....". They may be big things, they may be small things. I don't know yet because I don't know what the next 10 days will throw my way.

Today, I am Thankful For God and all that he has created. Thankful for Grace because this mess of a mom sure needs it! Thankful that we have finally found a church home here that we are comfortable in.

Honestly, I have only been saved for about 10 years. We did not go to church when I was a kid. My parents never read us a Bible. We had no religious instruction at all when we were growing up. Of three siblings I am the only Christian.

Some days I feel that I don't measure up to those who have been raised in the church, who say such beautiful prayers. Mine are awkward and not so well worded.

It wasn't long ago that I thought that many Christians were hypocrites. It drew me away from going to church. Then I went to Wayland Baptist Church where we were required to take Bible classes. It may me search and question what my beliefs should be. In the end I realized that my salvation was my responsibility and that I shouldn't allow those detractors to sway me.

I was Baptised in White Pigeon, MI about 10 years ago and it seems like I fall short every day. But, even though I may fall down, I just get back up and try again the next day. Like I said, Grace is a mighty thing to be thankful for.

What about you, what are you thankful for today?


  1. i am thankful for this blog. reminding me i'm human. and although i fall short with you - daily - he still loves ME

  2. I am thankful that there are people out there who post on their blog so that I can learn from their experiences.

  3. White Pigeon is near where I grew up in Elkhart, IN.

    I had someone post a status on fb that they were getting depressed by someone airing private family matters and that it was obviously because they wanted everyone to feel sorry for them and get pity and that fb should only be for cheerful things. Brother! I know it was aimed at me because she posted it about ten minutes after I posted that Jeff had left to live with someone until he left for the army.

  4. I loved reading this. We have only had a relationship with Jesus for about 6 years...perhaps we'll never feel we will "measure up" but after learning how a Christian SHOULD act but seeing how many DO act that is quite different, I'm thinking now I really should look to a different yardstick!! The best thing we ever did was exactly as you found- take responsibility for our own education in Christianity- act the hard questions so we knew what we believed and learned from the Bible, not the way others were acting. Thankful for you posting this today :) Jennifer