Thankful Thursday

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There’s always lots to be thankful for when one is a Child of God. These are only a speckling of recent thankful’s, in no particular order:

I’m thankful to have circled around the globe another year to love others, make lots of mistakes, get to do cool things and worship the LORD. Yesterday was my 64th. I’m so thankful that God allows me to stay, even with all my grumbling, lack of faith and screw ups, and still try to work for Him. He is very loving. And so is my sweet husband of almost 41 years! He made the day really special. He went out to the workshop and cut out another Bluebird house, just for me, cooked all the food, then baked the Keto Kentucky Butter Cake. Everything was so wonderful! This was yesterday’s doin’s. (click on picture for description)

I’m thankful for New England Coffee with foamy heavy cream and lots of Splenda. I have several of different flavors to sample from during the day. They’re a real Pick Me Up. Plus, drinking coffee instead of eating, is helping me stay in ketosis without getting cravings. I’ve lost even more weight recently. I praise Jesus for that. 🙂

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I’m thankful for the rain so that I could finally finish cleaning up and burning yard debris. It had been so dangerously dry in Southeast Georgia but it rained like crazy yesterday. Thank you LORD! Before that I didn’t DARE light a fire. The one mile of dirt road is probably ride-able now also. Might be a good day to go for a spin.

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Oh, and before I forget, I’m also thankful for my 1/2 sister Kimberly*. She shared this photo below on FaceBook recently. Many years ago I had asked if there were any family photos that had my Great Grand’s or Grand’s in. They said no. Well, turns out, they do have some photos. She shared this one recently but failed to explain Who Is Who or Where or When. Dragging coherent answers out of her is like looking for hen’s teeth. Truly! (Too many drugs and alcohol have taken their toll, to be honest.) “I think” the gentleman standing in the back on the left is my biological Great-granddad General Gates McMahan. My Granddad, George Baxter McMahan, I think, is the one in the middle kneeling. The rest are Granddad’s brothers, my Uncles, that I’ve never met, but still cool, huh?!

  • I’m adopted and these are my birth-family. I wasn’t raised with these folks. Didn’t meet most of them and we are tentatively getting familiar with each other. For more info on what the names are and so forth, please go to this page: http://www.redbirdacres.net/irisheyes.html

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And, I’m always thankful for you, gentle reader. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope your day is blessed!

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Thankful Thursday

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There’s always lots to be thankful for, of course. Here’s only a few from God’s blessings towards us. First is always that Jesus died for our sins and rose again on the third day. Next are in no particular order:

** Beyond thankful for my husband who is still with me after almost 41 years. ❤ He’s almost died at least twice. Today he has an appointment for an ultrasound on his carotid artery. Can’t remember which side of the neck is the possible “problem” area. Anyway, a small blockage on one side was noticed when he was at St. Vincent’s during this Triple Bypass last December. I’m praying it’s “nothing” to be concerned about.

** A house full of food and supplies in these uncertain times. The Toilet Paper Apocalypse is still mysterious to me, why people hoard that instead of food or weapons, but that has happened all across the country. It reminds me of the (also a) hoax about the computers crashing at the end of the millennium.  😮

** Now that the weather is warming up rapidly, VERY thankful for air conditioning. Anyone who lives, or has lived, in the South knows of what I speak. 😉

** Governor Kemp (R) is lifting the Shelter-In-Place restrictions and allowing the opening of most businesses starting Friday. The restrictions weren’t severe to start with, here in Georgia, but it will be nice to have Churches open and hair dressers and the like back to work. I’m getting totally weird(er) and shaggy without such niceties! lol

** I’m thankful for motorcycles! I would ride today but it’s fixin’ to rain. Our dirt road is passable with my “new” Honda NC700X. That’s a great bike for light off-roading, but I don’t want to take any chances at my age. Hey, I know my limitations. 🙂

And, there’s many more blessings. Very thankful for my friends here and on FaceBook who are always kind. Y’all are closer (and better) than family. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

Have a wonderful day. God bless ya each and every one!

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Friday

Today’s Devotional
Romans 8:6 NIV

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It’s that time again, tonight is our monthly Bike Night gathering at the Church. We’re having pulled pork and all the fixin’s. 🙂 I wish everyone here could join us. We do have a lovely time of fellowship, eats, and lots of laughter. With our Keto diet we’ll have to stick to only the meat but that’s OK. I simply enjoy the fellowship.

The drought is worsening. There are dead trees everywhere. It is powder dry. There is a thick layer of dust and pollen hanging in the air. Wild animals are coming up to houses looking for moisture just too survive. It’s bad. I keep one of the faucets out back on constant drip for them to have a drink. I forget how many weeks or months it’s been since we’ve experienced any significant rainfall, but it’s getting desperate folks. Please pray for us that our merciful LORD will open the heavens to send rain. Thanks. God is good ❤ and always answers prayer according to His will. May it please Him for us to enjoy some rain.

Today’s Word Of The Day is: Erudite. Hubby and I are studying to be erudite students in the Word of God. (Sounds cool, huh? ha ha) Right now we’re both fascinated with learning the Book of Genesis. I feel like I’m in way over my pay scale but I’m trying. In Sunday School we’re supposed to start studying the book of Revelations soon. Then they’ll all get to see how uneducated I really am. lol

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Just had to share my thoughts on this alleged ‘climate change’ business. It is an ancient pagan religion. They are Chicken Little’s worrying about the sky falling. No way on this planet would I allow my kid to attend a Public School anymore. They’ve gone to hell in a hand-basket … literally. 😦 So sad.

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Thankful Thursday

Today’s Devotional
Ephesians 4:1 NIV

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There’s so much to be thankful for, isn’t there! I’m first and foremost thankful for what Jesus did for all mankind on the cross. He shed His innocent blood, and suffered the agony of taking on all my / our sins, that all may be saved. [John 3:16] We are created to love God. I try to show my love for Him the best this frail, broken, sinful body can, but I fail constantly. But I’m thankful that He loves me anyway and is willing to take the time to correct my innumerable faults to His glory.

Every child is created by our loving Father God, therefore, every child born can have a bright, happy future, if they trained in the way of the LORD and they so chose it. However, these young hoods in Georgia chose death and reaped what they sowed. At least here in the South, we can dispatch our vermin when they go off the rails. It’s yet another reason I’m thankful to live in Georgia. If a perp tries to rob or break in, they get carried out in a box with very little fanfare. They’ll be thrown out with the rubbish, never to be remembered or mourned. Sad that it has to be that way but it is what it is. On the innocent homeowners end, that’s some good shootin’. 😉 He outta get a medal.

I am thankful for our First Responders, especially ICE Agents, Border Agents, Police and the like. They are the first and last line of defense against a lawless government and the invading army with ill intent.

I’m thankful for education. Our Country needs to go back to teaching real history again or we’re going to keep suffering more of the above.

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I’m thankful for you Dear Reader, that you care enough to read my simple musings. Thank you for stopping by and for all your comments.

And since I don’t want to suffer from logorrhea, I’ll bring this to a close.

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