Thankful Thursday….

This is my first Thankful Thursday post.  It seems a good thing to record things for which we are thankful.  A few years ago, when all looked bleak, I started a thankful journal.  I had to.  It was during a time when there was so much bad in my life, that I had to find those good things to thank the Lord for or I’d not have made it. 

So, here we go….

Philippians 4:6 is a life verse for me.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

 Things for which I am thankful this Thursday…

my marriage is permanent, no matter what

clean air to breath…

I have hope in my Jesus for all my troubles…

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…

I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus…

my children are healthy…

my husband has found some temporary work…

God is in control…

It’s going to be alright….

Those are my thoughts, I thank you my Creator God for all of these things. 

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Now, go see what the other ladies are thankful for at Iris’ blog.

 

Have a blessed day!

Laura

Happy at Home

Jars…A Great way to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

  Jars….I’ve been on again off again about collecting jars to use over the years.  I’ve got about a zillion quart mason jars in my garage that I’ve moved from house to house.  I’m waiting to have a place to garden.  Perhaps next year.  It appears we will be moving during this growing season.

 I read a post about jars from a new blog that I found today.  It’s called Down-to-Earth (I promise I’ll figure out how to link one of these days!).  She wrote a terrific post about using jars here,  http://down—to—earth.blogspot.com/2007/10/jars.html .  I just read a couple of posts; but, I’m sure I’ll be going back regularly.

Glass jars are a great way to reduce your use of plastic bags or containers.  Most anything can be stored in them, either on the counter, in a cabinet, in the refrigerator, or even in the freezer, if you don’t fill them too full.  New jars are wonderful; but , I like to reuse old jars that I find at yard sales and the ones that I buy products in at the store.  The only limit is your imagination when it comes to filling these little treasures.  I love to give gift mixes in mason jars.  This is my own way to recycle since I don’t have a convenient way to recycle items where I live.

So, thanks to the reminder from Rhonda at Down-to-Earth, I’m going to renew my efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle jars again.

Blessings to all as we learn to make do with what the LORD has provided for our use and enjoyment.

Laura

Happy at Home