So far, 2017 is that overachieving friend who manages to fit 36 hours worth of things into a 24-hour period, while looking healthy and well-rested, making you look and feel like a complete lazybones. I’m trying not to hate on this fresh new year but it may soon need to be a prayer point. Before I forget myself let me start by giving thanks on this Thankful Thursday for that fact that the first month of 2017 is almost behind us and I’m still here! You’re still here! Yes! Praise God.
- This may sound a little geeky but I’ve been waiting to share this thankful point since January 2016, a whole year ago: Continue reading
It’s the last Thursday of the year and we’re still here! Thank God for this wonderful gift of life.
2016 has been an interesting year—some awesome things happened to people around me and while it didn’t go as I had hoped, there’s so much to be thankful for, like good health, protection (in Nigeria this past summer and also as I went out and about locally, jumping in and out of my car at odd hours sometimes #nightowl). More specifically for December:
- A good friend had her third child three weeks early but mom and baby are both doing well and were able to leave the hospital several hours after the delivery.
- I was a co-emcee at our local Yoruba association’s end-of-year party and I sounded less nervous than I usually do AND I actually did some unscripted talk that went over really well; definitely a thankful point!
- I am thankful for provision: not once this year did I have to worry about how I would pay for something that I needed; I never had to compromise my needs due to the inability to afford something—such a blessing.
Happy Thanksgiving to you if you’re US-based! Regardless of where you live, I hope that you have plenty to be thankful for.
I love that American Thanksgiving always falls on the last Thursday of the month because that means I’ll always be posting a Thankful post around Thanksgiving. Given my love of many parts of the “traditional” Thanksgiving meal (listed in order of preference: stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes), I want to start taking advantage of being American (by birth) and celebrate Thanksgiving in November (in addition to Canada’s October celebration).
There are several things that I’m thankful for this month, so let’s get started.
My heart is overflowing with thanks to God this month.
My sister and her husband are the proud parents of a new little one: Continue reading
My parents are celebrating 40 years of marriage today! Please help me thank God for keeping them for one another for all this time. I’m so proud of who they are as individuals and as parents, and I love the strong example they have left me regarding what marriage really looks like. When wedding vows mention “in sickness and in health” those are not empty words. As my parents begin their next 40 years of marriage, I pray that Almighty God will keep them healthy, in love, and give them many wonderful things to look forward to. Continue reading
July’s Thankful Thursday post was supposed to be shared with you two weeks ago, from Nigeria, but I dropped my Continue reading