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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday - Easter's Gift


My grateful list today includes thankfulness for:
  • The glad assurance that…
    "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
    For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." 1Pet. 2:24-25 NIV
  • Physical recovery from the activities of the past couple of weeks. My life has changed significantly since I’ve taken on care of my 89½ year old mother, who came for a one week visit while my sister and brother-in-law were vacationing. However, she decided to stay here instead of returning to my sister’s house. Last week my brother, another sister and her husband, our aunt and I worked to clear her belongings from her senior citizen’s apartment, which she had not occupied for many months.
  • A better understanding of my own tendencies to get stressed instead of relying on Christ’s power to maintain a positive attitude. Also, more frequent correction to a more positive perspective.
  • Stopping during this time leading up to Easter Sunday to reflect that,

"Christ was treated as we deserve,
that we might be treated as He deserves.
He was condemned for our sins,
in which He had no share,
that we might be justified by His righteousness,
in which we had no share.
He suffered the death which was ours,
that we might receive the life which was His."
—The Desire of Ages, p. 25


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14 comments:

Denise said...

Praying for you to have a very blessed Easter.

Jenileigh said...

Hugs! Happy TT!

Heather said...

I have been there--I cared for my grandmother for over a year while caring for my own children and new baby. It is a rough time and a time of change. God bles you.

Shari said...

Sounds like you had a lot to deal with this week. It's neat that you are able to end this week reflecting on thankfulness. The Lord will probably provide many more opportunities to grow, now that your mother is living with you.

SharonB said...

A beautiful list! Have a Blessed Easter!

GINA said...

A LOVELY THANKFUL LIST. YOU DO HAVE A LOT ON YOUR PLATE. I WILL REMEMBER YOU IN PRAYER.

mama meji said...

May the Lord bless you with strength and patience and guide you as you care for your mother. Happy Easter.

Susan said...

Hi Carrie,

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Oh, I just love all your tea-cups. I collect them too!

I have my favorites still in storgage. We moved over a year ago, and I have not displayed them yet.

Blessings to you and your family this wonderful Easter Season♥

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a sweet Thankfulness list. I know the Lord will reward you with blessings for taking your dear mother in.

I hope you and your mother have a Happy Easter!

Katherine

Dana said...

Carrie,
You have a great list. I love the quote at the end!! Happy Easter!

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

This is a beautiful post, Carrie. Thanks for sharing your heart so honestly. I really liked the quote at the end. It reminded me of the song, "Amazing Love- you Are My King." It goes something like, "I'm forgiven because you were forsaken. I'm accepted because you were condemned. I'm alive and well, your Spirit lives within me because you died and rose again." I look forward to reading more of your posts, Carrie.

In honor of Easter, I am giving away a great book by Max Lucado. Come on over for a chance to win. Here is the link:
http://tracyberta.blogspot.com/2008/03/john-316-by-max-lucadogiveaway.html

Wishing you a blessed Resurrection Day.

Blessings,
Tracy

Blessed Chic said...

Blessings to you and thank you for stopping by. Happy Easter in advance.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Nice to have you stop by my blog. Have a great Easter and enjoy reflecting on the LOVE of our Lord.

eph2810 said...

Wow - that truly is a task to care for your mom. I know that He will give you the strength to have her full time at your home.

Yes - the promise that we have for everlasting life is wonderful :)

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Blessings to you and yours - He is Risen!