“What happened to Daily Thanks?” you may have asked? Or, if you’re new to our blog, you may have checked out the Daily Thanks tab at the top of the page and seen a few days in a row, then nothing. What gives? I can promise you that it is NOT that we couldn’t think of anything to be thankful for on those days. We won’t ever run out.
No, it’s a technical problem. I’m still working on how to include a Daily Thanks post every day without it taking up our front page. We just don’t want to hide all the other great things we’re doing, and I can tend to be a bit, shall we say…wordy. So I’m working on it….trying to find the right plug-in. I really love the idea and I want to use the cool banner I made last month for this…. here’s my chance.
That said, I want to express our sincere and deep thanks for all of your concern and comments regarding our son, AJ. Many of you read our post explaining why we were so happy to be back in Sweet Home Punta Gorda and offered your encouragement, advice, and best of all…your prayers!
We’re huge fans of prayer over here. We still pray before every meal and Kim and I pray together before we go to sleep every night. (highly recommended!)
We were driving across Texas back in 2007 (in a slightly more relaxed fashion than our ’09 run) when we saw a monument to faith and prayer. We were near the town of Archer, close to Wichita Falls, and off in a field up high on a hill there was a full size sculpture of what you see on this little bar of soap I found on Etsy.
A cowboy, off his horse and on his knees praying before the Cross. I’m a softy, but it brings tears to my eyes. Just the idea of a big tough man, lowering himself and humbling himself before God. The rightness of that is written on my heart. I especially love that even the horse was praying. See Psalm 148 as it relates to animals praising God!
The Bible says so much about prayer. I could fill pages and pages. I told a good friend of mine the other day that prayer helps everything; EVERY THING, I emphasized. He is going through a very rough time and really needs prayer. But who doesn’t?
I can’t say I have a favorite scripture on prayer; I love them all. One that is particularly encouraging is Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
AJ is doing extremely well! He hasn’t had any issues at all since we’ve returned home. Of course, we’re praying that his problems that day were a one time occurrence, but we plan on keeping our appointment with the neurologist later in the month. Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. Please keep it up. And if anyone needs prayer from us, please comment or email us with your prayer needs. We would be honored.
You can read what other bloggers are thankful for today at Thankful Thursday, hosted by Grace Alone.