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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thankful Thursday – Another Birthday

A major blessing this week was my birthday on Monday August 11. The last part of Deut. 33:25 comes to mind with its promise of strength necessary to thrive at our present chronological age:

The NKJV reads, "As your days, so shall your strength be."
The NIV states, "and your strength will equal your days."

I am, therefore, also thankful for the blessing of good health, which allows me to carry out my daily tasks, and especially taking care of my elderly mother.

I am also thankful for the love of family members toward me as it is expressed in so many ways. Pictured below are lovely greeting cards I received from my mother, aunt and sister, with heartfelt notes handwritten inside.

I would like to share this poem from my aunt’s card:

A Birthday Prayer

From early dawn to starry night,
May all your hopes and dreams burn bright,
And may you feel that all is right—
For God had made this day for you.

And may you look around and see
The beauty and the majesty
In simple things like flowers and trees—
For God had made this day for you.

May we always be grateful for each blessing God provides to meet our specific needs.
Have a great Thursday!

Read more expressions of gratitude for God’s blessings in the lives of His children at Iris’s blog.


Tänia said...

Happy Birthday! Great TT Post!

Tänia of Faith Prints

Denise said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweetie. I hope you enjoyed your day.

Nancie said...

Happy belated birthday, Carrie! Those cards are beautiful. Thank God for blessing you with many loved ones. Thanks for sharing that lovely poem with us. God bless!

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Birthday!
Thank you for stopping by my site for a home tour!

Homesteader in Training said...

Happy Birthday and what a wonderful poem. I love getting cards and reading the heartfelt words that are waiting inside.

Alice said...

Happy birthday, Carrie! I hope you have a year full of happy times. Isn't it wonderful when people take the time to write a message inside a card instead of simply signing their name.

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday! I am a card person too. I try to keep every one of them and then go back years later and read them again. Blessings to you!

Peculiar said...

Happy, happy birthday Carrie. It is certainly something to be thankful for when you have good health, that allows you to go about doing God's business throughout your day. What a blessing!! I'm thankful for my health too, despite the occasional back and leg pain. It doesn't stop me, thank God. I'm good to go!!

Glad I stopped by your blog. I would like to look around more. You seem to be posting about things that I'm interested in.

Cheryl said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND TO JESUS BE TRUE, MAY THE LORD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS ABIDE IN YOU!! We used to sing that song in our church to our Birthday people, thought I would share it with you. happy thankful Thursday and hope you had a great birthday. I love August Birthday's, maybe because mine is coming up soon!!

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Carrie,

Happy Belated Birthday. May the Lord bless you with a wonderful new year!!! I love that verse you have shared!

Karen said...

Deut. 33:25 - What a great verse to share. It's very encouraging!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Serendipity said...

Blessed Belated Birthday! Thanks for sharing your lovely thankful post. Have a blessed weekend!