38. I am thankful for my husband’s family. I do not say much about them as they are my family only through marriage, so I try not to say anything that would embarrass them or make them uncomfortable. My father-in-law and mother-in-law have had several health problems in the past few months. It has been a strain on all of us as we love them and are concerned for them and my husband has had to go and help them often. We feel like it is our responsibility to take care of them as much as we are able. The praise is that my husband has 3 of his siblings in the area who also try to help as they are able, so it is not all on his shoulders. The latest health concern happened just this week which has resulted in my father-in-law being in the hospital for 3 days. My sister-in-law was in town for the holiday and spent much of her vacation driving my mother-in-law to see him and helping out in other ways and my other sister-in-laws helped as they were able. I would appreciate your prayers as they try to figure out what exactly the problem is and that my father-in-law would fully cooperate with the doctors and future medical testing.
39. I am thankful for our country and for our founding fathers who gave up so much so that we can have a free country.
Thought of the Week:
- I have been convicted from messages and other readings that I need to praise more. I notice the wrong-doings, but I need to praise the good as well. Please pray for me that I will be sensitive and observant in this area and praise my children when they do right or are kind.
- I was reading a devotional book with my third daughter. The chapter talked about how God is our helper, and He wants us to go to Him when we need help. I thought, “Do I go to Him for help right away or do I try to do it in my own strength? He is there and waiting for us to ask Him for His help!
My Picks from Last Week’s Linky:
- Nicole from Children Are a Blessing shared the post, Your Home is a Mission Field. Here are a couple of good quotes from the post:
“They need you to be real with them and to show them Jesus in all that you do. ”
“Momma missionaries fill their homes with love, grace, and good things. We provide God’s Word to teach our children about our God while equipping them for their future work in His kingdom. We have a gentle spirit that willingly admits that without God we are nothing.”
” We need to continually pour God’s truth into ourselves by reading His Word. We have to remember that joyfulness is God’s will for us, and seek it with our whole heart.”
I was so convicted when I read this post!
- Carrie from A Mothers Shadow showed how we really can be a Super Hero!
- Here was a great reminder to me from Cindy from The Mom Maven. She is pondering her mom legacy now that her children are raised. My kids are still home. What will they remember when they are grown? I still have time to leave a legacy in their hearts!
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