Thankful Thursday

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Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.- 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Hey y’all! It’s Thursday, which means another installment of Thankful Thursday and today, I am thankful for…my push mower!

A few days ago, I was outside trying to mow the yard with our push mower. Between the heat, the sloping yard, and having to stop and start to take care of the kids, my motivation was wearing thin. My thoughts kept returning to ,”I really wish we had a riding mower like the our other neighbors.” Almost as soon as I thought that, I felt God telling me, “At least you have a yard to mow. At least you have the strength and ability to push the mower. Be thankful for your situation.”

Before I started on my walk with the Lord, I would have given myself credit for that realization. Now, I know that it is God talking to me when I feel that sudden peace come over me. Our yard is about half an acre, with a decent slope throughout, and it took me two days to finish, but finish I did. I know that I will have to get back out there again in a few days to mow, but I will try to keep a thankful attitude and be grateful for my push mower.

What are you thankful for today? Leave a comment, send me a tweet, or post on my FB page!

Thankful Thursday: Independence Day Edition

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John 15:13- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Once again, JR is at work on a holiday, so I will be packing up the kids and heading down to my mom’s house for a cook out.

So, what am I thankful for this Thursday? Considering it is Independence Day, I want to dedicate this post to those who have fought and died for our Country as well as those who fought and made it home. Being a former Army wife, I know all too well the sacrifices that our servicemen and women make.

Our daughter, Ashley, was born while JR was home on R&R from Iraq. He left to go back overseas when she was 4 days old only to return when she was six months old. I’m very thankful that the Lord saw fit to bring him back home to us.

Our son, Justin, is named after one of JR’s brothers-in-arms, SGT Justin Joe Duffy. SGT Duffy was killed in action shortly after Ashley was born and JR returned to combat.

I’ve also lost several friends in Iraq: 1LT Levi Barnard, PFC Nicholas J. Greer, and SPC Donovan Witham.

Needless to say, our kids will never be allowed to take the freedoms we have for granted.

To all of our service members, past and present, THANK YOU for your service. Thank you to your families for their sacrifice. And thank you to those who stand behind the troops. Trust me, your support makes a difference.

By the way, I found this quote while doing a little research for this post and just had to share:

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country” 
― George S. Patton Jr.

What are you thankful for today? Leave a comment here, send me a tweet, or comment on my Facebook page! 

Have a great Independence Day, y’all!

 

Thankful Thursday

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Hey y’all! Welcome to the first ever edition of Thankful Thursday on Education of an Oilfield Wife!

I decided to do this because it is so easy to get lost in the worries and troubles of our lives. I know that I let myself get bogged down in things that are out of my control. It can sometimes be hard to let those troubles and worries go and let the Lord take over. I’ve personally been working on that and while I’m not a pro at it yet, I’m definitely getting better.

Today, I am thankful for having just enough. While I may not be able to go out and buy things that I want for myself, the kids, the Hubby, or the house, at least our bills are paid and there is food in the cabinets. I’ve been trying for so long to fix everything on my own, and it just doesn’t work that way. I’m a bit of a control freak so this has been kind of hard for me to work on.

Lord, thank you for giving us just enough to be comfortable. I know I can’t do everything on my own and that I must fully rely on you. Please forgive me when I backslide and let worry consume me. Please help me to be content with what we already have instead of focusing on the things that we do not have. Help me to cherish family and memories and not material things. Amen. 

What are you thankful for? Comment below or send me a tweet @Ofwjaimie

Happy Thursday, y’all!