Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mimmy's Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday in the MckLinkey world. It is being hosted by Elyse in her blog, Following Him. In a previous post, here, I told you about a daily devotional book which is published by our congregation. It is entitled "Daybreak". That title was selected give us a break every day. {FYI - Our editor has placed a limitation of 200 words for each writing. The article or poem must fit with a specified column size. However, I have become notorious for waxing poetic much too long and giving our poor editor fits. This will be important later.}

During our hectic schedules we can get so caught up in life that we fail to take a break and let God speak to us every day. In turn, we need to take time to speak to Him. These avenues of conversation are two of the things for which I am faithful. Without God's word to "listen" to Him and prayer to talk with Him I'm not sure how I would survive. Do I spend as much time reading and praying as I should? No, of course not. There is so much in His word to garner and so much that needs to be shared with Him, that if I spent all day every day in conversation with my God it would not be sufficient.

The list of other things for which I am thankful is very, very long. Trying to decide what to share is difficult. Do I talk about my extended physical family, my church family, my children, grandchildren, friends near home, friends far away, former co-workers, blogging and bloggers, my home, food, clothing, pain, problems, finding answers, not finding answers, where do I start?

Since there will hopefully be many more Thankful Thursdays during which I can share, I think today I'll just give you a poem that I wrote for "Daybreak", that lists these things and further explains why I am thankful for each. Next week, I pray that I will feel better and will be able to pick just one from my thankful list and share with you all of the wonderful reasons they/it is a part of my list.

Thank you for sharing your list of Thanksgiving. It is wonderful to see that others believe in God and are thankful for his wonderful blessings. It is my plan to share more of my faith and the reasons for it as my blogging days continue.

Take care, God Bless and keep being thankful.

God Bless,

I’m Thankful For...
Colossians 3:15

I’m thankful for the world God made,
The beauty and creatures therein.
I’m thankful God knew man would fall,
That He made plans to redeem from sin.

I’m thankful Jesus came to earth
Lived and died and rose again,
So if I’ll walk within His light
A home in Heaven I’ll win.

I am thankful for the Bible
That tells of Jesus’ love,
It gives us all that we must know
To guide others to homes above.

I’m thankful God gave me a family
Who believe in Him and His grace,
Who help me walk the narrow way
Who cheer me while running life’s race.

I’m thankful for three grown children,
The grandchildren they’ve given me.
I pray they’ll all find their way back home
Before we all face eternity.

I’m thankful for my dear husband
And the support he’s been to me,
God in His wondrous knowledge
Sent us grandchildren, one, two, three;

To share our home and the love there,
To do the very best we can,
To prepare them for the day ahead
When we’ll all take our final exam.

I’m thankful that I live in pain
So much others must push my chair,
‘Cause it’s always there to tell me
That others have many more cares.

I’m thankful for my great church home
They have never left us in need.
All we must do is say the word
Soon we know that they did heed.

I’m thankful that God has given prayer
That I can thank Him for all
The wondrous things I’ve mentioned above,
Many others both great and small.

For if I had to list them all
In this book I’m also thankful for,
Our editor would at the very least
Let me write for this work no more.

Mimmy aka Joyce Smith
October 4, 2008


  1. What a beautiful poem. Thank You for sharing. I hope you feel better soon. Blessings,

  2. Hi Sister, You never cease to amaze me. I'm so thankful you've found this avenue to reach out to others. You always can make lemonade out of lemons. I love you, You know who

  3. This is a wonderful look at your Faith and how it affects you. I abhor the fact that you are in pain, my friend...I cannot help but be uneasy about it...Wish I could help alleviate it...
    Your work is beautiful...your Faith MORE beautiful...

  4. I'm thankful you shared the poem with us.

    And for your kindness and support in my world.

  5. Beautiful poem. Thank you for dropping by arise 2 write. I do hope you will come back. I have joined to follow. You have a beautiful blog. GOD BLESS, andrea


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