Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday, Take 69

Thanking God this week for...
  • the process of journaling--helpful, therapeutic, clarifying; sometimes better for processing my thoughts and emotions than a public blog, or even a conversation with a friend
  • grocery coupons
  • sausage sandwiches reminiscent of our hometown fair
  • 70-degree days this week, enabling me to break out the flip-flops before my birthday! yay Tennessee!
  • forgiveness
  • hugs
  • the scent of coconut
  • sunglasses
  • my Ergo carrier
  • shoe shopping from home via Zappos and Endless
  • a bathtub that actually drains, thanks to my handy plumber husband and his hard work replacing the drain last Saturday
  • quotes from other people that give me perspective or make me think
  • humility in other people
  • propitiation--"taking His own loving initiative to appease His own righteous anger by bearing it His own self in his own Son when He took our place and died for us"*
  • redemption--paying (BEING) the ransom price to set me free from sin and death
  • justification--bearing the penalty for my law-breaking so that I could be declared righteous before Him
  • reconciliation--making His Son sin for me so that I could have peace with Him, access to His presence and adoption as His child

*quote from The Cross of Christ by John Stott


Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the process of journaling and the scent of coconut!

Anonymous said...

Ditto! as well as about quotes that give perspective or provoke thought..i love how God uses you to help me find words for what i am thinking and wanting to say to him, or just to understand for myself or explain to someone else..More importantly, even if I am in a different season from you, I am learning alot about the Gospel from you and that's awesome. BTW reading your blog helped me realise that my prob was I had become legalistic and I went out and got the CJ mahaney book you talked about and wow...You see I could go on and on about how God is at work, but I will stop. Now! Beth

Mari said...

Yummmmmmy...what is it about coconut?