15 April 2010

Thursday Thankfulness

Dear Friends,

My Thursday Thankfulness idea was supposed to make the whole blogging thing a little easier. I thought that if I had a topic the subject would come easier. Instead it sometimes makes things a little bit more difficult. I have been thinking all day about faith and writing about that as my thankfulness. In fact I have started and stopped writing about it about 5 times already. I haven't been able to put it into the correct words. It somehow feels fake or wrong and I'm not sure why. I think about it easily, but trying to put the words down on page is much different. And so, I will make this a short post.

I am thankful for my faith. I am thankful that when I wander, struggle, argue, and don't behave the way that I should I am able to return and that I am welcomed and loved and forgiven and accepted and soothed. I am thankful for that peace and the knowledge that I don't have to be perfect, it's not expected but it's expected in the attempt. I am thankful that I can now have this venue to express myself and to make me stop and think and breathe and that I can acknowledge aspects of myself that I don't tend to discuss with people. I am thankful that I can learn and grow in my faith and that I can accept my faults and my hardships and learn from them because of it.

I hope that all my friends feel comfortable in this setting to express what they believe or don't, that they feel love and safety and the strength of camaraderie. I hope that you are all thankful for something and that it brings you the same peace and warmth and love that I find in my faith as a Christian.

Love to you all,



  1. Hey girl - I admire you and your faith walk. I'm smack in the middle of one myself. It's a fun walk but still requires a ton of trust. The kind that says HE will make our paths straight, right?

    What I struggle with is this..who is to say they aren't straight already and I'm just taking the long and winding path to avoid accepting what may be deemed straight? We all tend to meander a bit and fight what we believe to be crooked but may actually be straight after all. Food for thought Thursday I suppose! :)

    All the same, it is quite comforting to know that no matter the path, straight or crooked, I still know how to get "home"...

    Jen Letner

  2. Today I am thankful that I am finally finding some inner peace with an issue I have been struggling with for a long time. I feel like in the past few months this issue has consumed my time and attitude. Hopefully over time I will find complete peace....I know I still need to be still and listen more.


  3. Jen - I think my life is a faith walk. I like that term. It's totally appropriate. I have to agree, I think my straight path has a lot of curves and hills...

    Kathie - the be still and listen part is one of the hardest for me. Even when I have quiet it's not really quiet. There's always something, which is why I've come to love this blog. It's time to center and focus and appreciate. I hope you feel more peace in the days to come and find some silence to rest in.