Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Believe it or not, today I'm thankful for work, especially with regard to the foundation. To do something, to create something, to see at the end of the day the difference that was made because you put effort toward it--wow. And to know that your very special talent or skill is a gift from God, but what you do with it is your gift to God.

Work: Thank God for the might of it,
the ardor, the urge, the delight of it;
Work that springs from the heart's desire
setting the brain & the soul on fire.

Oh, what is so good as the heat of it;
And what is so glad as the beat of it;
And what is so kind as the stern command,
challenging brain & heart & hand.

Work: the power that drives behind,
guiding the purpose,
taming the mind,
reigning the runaway wishes back,
holding the will to one steady track,
spending the energies faster & faster,
triumphing even over disaster.

And what is so good as the pain of it;
And what is so great as the gain of it;
And what is so kind as the cruel goad,
forcing us on through the rugged road
Work: Thank God for the might of it.

--David Jeremiah

What are you thankful for today?


Leah Rundle said...

Today I am so thankful to have such great friends and family. I am so lucky to have people in my life that know when I'm having a hard time and know what to say to lift me up again.
Sometimes its just the best thing ever to hear someone say, 'I'm sorry, I understand.'
I catch myself taking the people in my life for granted, thinking that they will always be there. I know that is not the case. When I catch myself I call a friend or family member just to say hi or schedule lunch or dinner date...

Home said...

Today, Im thankful for birthdays. I dont know if you realize but Saturday Sept. 1St would have been Kyrie's 2nd Birthday. Please everyone remember to think of her on her birthday!!
Lacie Thome

ksfaith said...

Today I'm thankful for Grandmas. My mom has been staying at my house for 3 days helping with our 18 month old and 3 week old while the hubby is out of town. My girls have such incredible grandmas who love them so much. I know they are making a difference in their lives!!
I'm also thankful for God's word. I can always find the direction and encouragement I need in scripture.
Lacie, we'll be thinking of Kyrie and your family tomorrow!!

Melissa said...

Lacie and Jordan,
You will most definitely be in our thoughts...and I'll think of sweet Kyrie too. How amazing would it be to have a choir of angels sing Happy Birthday to you!? :) I hope we can honor her in a special way on Saturday.

I'm thankful for birthdays as well...for without them there would be nothing...even with all of the pain life brings, I'm thankful that I'm here.

Big love,

shelby said...

Just wanted you to know that I thought of you all on Saturday - see, September 1st is my oldest sons birthday and I know that every year from now on when we celebrate his birthday, I will think of you and say a prayer for your family and Kyrie will be a little part of his day too.
Hope you all know how much we all still think and pray about you guys.
Love - Shelby