What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I'm a little late sitting down here to write tonight...but it's been a little busy today (actually busy not doing much of anything but what we wanted to do...) however, it just didn't feel right to let this day go by without sharing a few words of thankfulness.

I will start out with a word of thanks to my hubby for suggesting that we take a little ride this morning and go see if we could find some of the elusive "Scrub Jays" in the woods.  We rode over to the same place where we cut our Christmas tree this past December (click HERE for THAT story), as we knew this was a good place to see the Scrub Jays in their natural habitat.  And sure enough, we found not just one, but two Scrub Jays flying around the scrubby trees and calling to us in a raspy voice.
 It was well worth the ride, even though it was quite a warm and sunny day (almost up to 100 degrees here today!!!!!...Not thankful for that!)

Earlier this week some dear friends of ours were involved in an automobile accident...thankfully no one was hurt, but their vehicle was disabled and they needed a ride back home.  We were thankful that we happened to be home when they called us, and that our schedule was clear so that we could go pick them up.  Looking at their car, we rejoiced that our friend was able to steer the car out of the path of the oncoming truck enough so that the impact was not on the driver's door, but thankfully on the back passenger door...where no one was sitting.  Also thankful that the side airbags deployed, cushioning our friend from injury.  And also thankful that it wasn't our friend's fault!!!  Now praying that they will be able to settle with the insurance company soon and be able to replace their car without much delay.

This truly made us all stop and give thanks to the Lord for His protection over our friends, as well as over all of us. We never know when we leave our homes in the morning if we will return home again safely.

Thankful also for the special ways the Lord answers long sought prayers in our lives...some that are "unspoken" prayers that can't really be talked about...but yet we wish to acknowledge that we recognize God's hand at work in some marvelous places and ways that will bring joy and happiness to others in the days and years to come.

Thankful for this lovely little "New Zealand Tea Tree" blossoming in the Secret Garden...it brings a smile to my face when I see these delightful little flowers blooming up at me!

Thankful for good friends, family, and good health, and for God's provision for our lives every day.

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
but those who seek the Lord
shall not lack any good thing."
Psalm 34:8-10


  1. Pam: It's always a cause for thankfulness when no one gets hurt in a car wreck. I love the pictures of the birds. It's been a 55* day for us. No porch time for me. Had to ride out to the eye doctor's with Hubby so he could get his eyes checked. Spent a lot of time on my computer today. I have a meeting tomorrow evening for VBS. I want to show the director what I have done for the registration signs and the attendance check-in forms. We both have appointments to get our hair cut in the afternoon.

    1. You've had a busy day for sure! But isn't it great to be about our Father's Business? And also be about our personal business as well... haircuts are always nice to get. Which reminds me, I forgot to call and make my appointment for tomorrow or Saturday. Oops! Thanks for the reminder! Have a blessed weekend.

  2. So happy your friends are okay. Looks like they may get a new car. Could have been so much worse. Glad you found the birds you went looking for! Your flowering tree is gorgeous!

  3. How nice to just pick up and go in search of the birds you wanted to see. So glad for your friends that no one was injured. That New Zealand tree is beautiful.

  4. Those sure are beautiful flowers in your Secret Garden!!

  5. Pam, it's always a joy to see how you capture God's amazing creation. Learning to be thankful in all things but not for all things reaps amazing dividends. I'm so thankful that your friends weren't hurt in the accident! Oh, I'm with you about temps that are near 100 (or more)!



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