Thankful Thursday

One of my favorite people in Blogland, Rhondi from Rose Colored Glasses is hosting Thankful Thursday. For a long time now Rhondi has posted what she is thankful for every Thursday, and now she has invited us to join her.

This week I am especially thankful for learning about the secret of thanksgiving. Once, when I had lost my joy, I searched my faith for finding my way back to joy. Then, I heard a sermon about joy. In the middle of the sermon he said “If you want to get your joy back, re-joy.” RE-JOICE!"

Window Shopping

This is exactly what a did, I had felt like I was just getting through the days, studying the Word, doing the right thing...waiting to feel joy. Feel joy? I remembered all the times that the Lord’s Word says that it doesn’t matter how you feel, we should count it all joy. But it was the pastor that said, "if you want to get your joy back, no matter how you are feeling rejoice" that defined the course of action for me. I have never looked back. No matter what I am feeling, I thank God and I have begun to see the joy of the Lord in everything around me.

I thank God for teaching me about the blessings of thanksgiving. When adversity is all around me, I thank God and trust that He has a reason. I am thankful for my faith and the teachings that allow me to walk in joy, no matter what my circumstances.

Now if you would like to join in, or if you would like to read the Thankful Thursday posts, just visit Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses.

The song for this post is Beautiful Mind.
Mary Isabella said...

I like that re-joy rejoice....Hugs...Mary

Tara said...


...and somehow blogging has made me reevaluate my life and think about all that I have to be thankful for...maybe it makes us more conscious??


Kathleen Grace said...

I think it is so important to look for the joy and rejoice in what we have. Praise God that we live in this great country and have homes and opportunity. If we look for the joy we will find it:>)

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
What a great reminder about being thankful. Every one of your posts is a work of art. I just love coming and seeing what beautiful, creative thing you have for us each day.
I've added you to the list.
Hugs, Rhondi

Beverly said...

We have so much to rejoice for in our lives. People just need to look around and recognize their blessings.

Teri C said...

Oh such beautiful flowers karen! :)

Mo'a said...

Beautiful thoughts. I am thankful for blogs like yours. I learn so much from you.

Kathleen Grace said...

We all have so much to be thankful for if we just look for it. Being thankful is one of the secrets to happiness, I always say:>)

M.Kate said...

Dearest Karen
I read this post twice and I love it a lot. Once in a while, I need such reminders..esp when I have so little time with the family. You are right, adversity is all around us and many times, I lose sight on things that are important. thank you Karen, you have a blessed and fantastic weekend my friend, much hUGS

Mary Isabella said...

I am Thankful for all the beautiful pictures you post on your blog.....Have a great weekend...Mary

Natasha Burns said...

Beautiful words Karen and beautiful music to go with it. Thanks for all the inspiration xo

MARIA said...

I love your pics. Wonderful and wonderful idea!
I am thankful that I met you Karen.
And I am thankful that in my age(80) I can blogging and I can study English.
I am thankful for each day in my life.

God bless you Karen.


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Sheila said...

We must always count our blessings, even the small ones. So many are worse off then we are, no matter how low we feel.

Mary Isabella said...

Wondering if you recieved your package yet. I mailed it on Monday.....Have a great weekend...Mary

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for the beauty you have shared.

Lallee said...

This is a beautiful post, Karen, and what you share is so true. Offer a sacrifice of praise when things are difficult.