Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Grace Alone is hosting Thankful Thurday this month. Stop by to read more thankful posts, or join in the thanksgiving yourself!

Today's post has been on my heart for a couple days now. There are so many things in my life to be thankful for. My kids, my home, my family, my still semi-good health, my friends, my church, my freedom, and most importantly, my salvation! But for the last few days one thing has really stuck out to me. I am thankful for working hands. That's the title of this picture...
More specifically, I am thankful for MY husbands working hands. They keep us fed. They keep a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, toys in our chests, books on our shelves, jewelry in our boxes, and vehicles in our driveway...ones that will move out of the driveway when you want them to! And every chance the Lord gives him, he uses those hands to bless others as well. He will work all day long in the heat or cold, and then spend his whole evening working on someone's heating or air conditioning unit for little to no cost for those who can't afford it. This week, he installed an entire new outdoor unit for a family who has 5 kids. They had been without air conditioning for days, and had to spend their days out in the sun because it was almost 100 degrees in their house. The dad doesn't work, and doesn't even want to work. The mom is uneducated and works hard at a minimum wage job. They can barely afford to put food on the table, much less a new air conditioning unit. One could stand there and judge and say that they don't deserve help, because they won't work for it or take care of their own kids...but God says to show love to your neighbor and to love them as you love yourself. Now those kids, are playing happily inside a cool house and the mom can be at rest. As for the dad, we pray he will put down the beer can, and pick up an application somewhere, but in the mean time, he has seen the mercy that God provides, and the blessings that come from working hands! I'm proud of my husband for caring for others, and reaching out when he can, to help them. I praise God for his working hands, and ask God to help me to do all I can to take care of my husband as he takes care of us!


  1. Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the picture with this post, it is worth a thousand words. I am visiting your blog from The Purpose Driven Journey for thankful Thursday via your link. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Such a sweet tribute to your dear husband, may God greatly bless him.

  4. What a wonderful post. How nice to hear a young woman appreciate her husband!! God bless you!

    I'm your newest follower - it was the bagpipes that did it. (no kidding.) :-)

  5. A wonderful tribute to your man. Happy TT and Happy Father's Day.

  6. Blessings to you and your husband!

  7. Well... that made me cry! Your husband has a good heart (just like you).

    What a sweet, humble example of being "the hands and feet."

    I hope that your husbands kindness will speak to that husband/fathers heart, so that he can take the steps needed to heal and provide for his sweet family. What a witness your husband was! Definitely worth being thankful for...