Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thankful Thursday: I love my church

I am really thankful for my church, and especially for my church community. The warm atmosphere helps me to be eager to serve every week, and I continually look forward to being able to serve with such lovely people.

Week after week, at both rehearsals and Sunday mornings, I am blessed to serve on the worship team for our Classic service. People have told me that I've blessed them by serving in this capacity, but I believe that I'm the one being blessed. After all, when I serve, I am working with wonderful people who make me feel welcome and a part of the group. When I serve, I am continuing to build my relationship with God. When I serve, it fills my heart.

I am thankful that I can serve at my church within the community. What are you thankful for?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thankful Thursday: An Able Body

This week, I have been especially thankful for all of the things that my body can do. Because not only can it manage my everyday tasks well, it can also be pushed to its limits, and those limits keep increasing.

For example, in the past month, I've been steadily increasing the weight that I'm able to lift. I'm now up to a 135# dead lift, which absolutely thrills me. And this morning, after repeatedly failing to get more than one assisted pull-up consecutively, I did three in a row. Although it confused me, it thrilled me even more.

My body can lift, run, and do so much, and I am so thankful for that.

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thankful Thursday, in list form

Alrighty! Here are some things I've been thankful for this week:

-God's grace and mercies that are new every day.
-caring and supportive people in my life.
-that wonderful boyfriend of mine.
-an able body.
-the way that everything just seems to come together, even if it is at the last minute.
-being able to know how it feels to give your all and see results.
-my family.
-the gift and experience of music.

What are you thankful for?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Encouragement, and a Challenge

Sorry, I thought I'd had this set to post on the correct day. I guess I'm more technologically challenged than I thought!

This week, I have been oh so thankful for the encouragement that's been coming from different people and places. Whether it be at Crossfit as I'm trying to not die as I'm one of the last to finish the day's WOD, or someone complimenting my hair when I'm really not feeling beautiful. When someone takes the time to care or offer kind words, it really lifts my spirits. It has reminded me of something that I promised myself that I wouldn't forget: Even the littlest encouragement can completely turn someone's day around for the better.

Now that I've been reminded, I want to get back on track with being an encourager. My goal is to encourage at least 3 people in some way each day. Will you join me?

I can't wait to see how this blesses you, as I know it will. So, go forth and encourage!