Thursday, July 3, 2008

~Thankful Thursday~ Freedom~

Shimmering in Red White and Blue

Luke 4:18 ~ "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,

2 Corinthians 3:17 ~ Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Galatians 5:13 ~ You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.

1 Peter 2:16 ~ Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.

*I am thankful for FREEDOM
*I am thankful for MUSIC
*I am thankful for being able to worship and pray at all times
*I am thankful for the Sun
*I am thankful for Rainbows
*I am thankful for "My Ripley"
*I am thankful for A cool breeze
*I am thankful for A drink of cool water
*I am thankful for A gentle rain
*I am thankful for A good book read
*I am thankful for Air conditioning
*I am thankful for Chocolate
*I am thankful for Dishwashers
*I am thankful for Flowers
*I am thankful for Good friends
*I am thankful for Grace
*I am thankful for Hugs
*I am thankful for Laughter
*I am thankful for Smiles
*I am thankful for Sunrises /Sunsets
*I am thankful for True friends

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Iris at Sting My Heart.


Darlene said...

Wow! This is a fabulous list of thanks. I agree with all of them... we are a blessed people!

Have a fabulous day and enjoy the


Gina's Public Diary said...

Beautiful flag and fireworks and wonderful Bible verses on freedom. Your little Ripley is so cute.

Gina's Public Diary said...

Oh I forgot...I'm still praying for your sweet sister.

janet said...

you are truly blessed.

happy 4th of july.

and thanks for visiting my TT.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Thanks for the flag and early fireworks!!That is a great list of thanks.

Serendipity said...

What a wonderful list to be thankful for! Have a blessed 4th!

Peggy said...

Cheryl...I am thankful for YOU!

photos and almost the same scripture verses I chose! But the way you wrote your Thankful List looks like a picture, (a head with a hat)but each thank you is from a precious heart for joys in the simple...but wonderful blessings!

I'm thankful for Ripley, too!

And I say AMEN to all your thanks!
Amazing! I'm thankful for good health on all around you & a safe, happy Independence Day Celebration!
Enjoy a great weekend! Be blessed as you have blessed me!!!

Susan said...

Happy TT Cheryl,

Wow, I just read your last 3 posts!! Incredible...

Hope you enjoy the 4th with your family.

I'll continue to keep Jan, your cousin and Joyce in prayer.

You are such a support and help to all of them! What a blessing they have in you.

Holding YOU up in prayer too♥

AJsMom said...

What a wonderful reminder that we need to all be thankful for so many things. Love the flag and fireworks!!! Have a very Blessed 4th!!!

Pia said...

happy TT and happy 4th of july!

tipsandtricks said...

Happy 4th of July. You have a wonderful list...I had to echo my agreement in each one of them...Love the pics you included here too.

lana said...

It is good reminder to be thankful for this freedom we enjoy. I love the fireworks!
Have a great holiday weekend.

Tracy said...

What a beautiful list of thanks!

Thanking God for YOU today!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

ahorne said...

Oh yes...great list and wonderful pics too - have a wonderful day.

Laurie Ann said...

Your post made my heart sing! God bless your thankful heart, Cheryl. How's Jan doing? She remains in our prayers. My uncle texted me yesterday and said his PET was clear and they're waiting to hear on the MRI. I'm thankful for that and praying for Jan to get a similar report that will just amaze the doctors and glorify God. Happy Thankful Thursday.

BP said...

I enjoyed your list and the verses. Those pictures are fabulous too! That flag one is neat.

Melanie said...

I love your flag and fireworks!

I pray you and your family have a blessed 4th of July holiday weekend.

Sharon said...

This is lovely Cheryl...the freedom in Christ is priceless!

And those flags are beautiful!

How are you doing?


Kristi said...

Great TT list. Thank you for sharing your thankful heart w/ us.

mama meji said...

Great TT list. Amen to all the things you said her. Happy 4th of July.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Cheryl,
Love your pics and make me feel very festive for thee 4th!
Your list rocks. Bet your on Ripleys list too. LOL
My hubby said, "read your comment about the holykisses and said NO WAY JOSE. ;)
Have a great holiday weekend new friend!

Angie said...

CAN I say a HUGE DITTO and AMEN on all the awesome things you listed....mmmm chocolate!
You hit them all! forgot "automatic car washes"...I was VERY thankful for one today!

eph2810 said...

Wonderful Scripture passages to reflect on Freedom - freedom in Christ.
Ah, yes - A/C - I don't think I would survive the summers in AZ without it.
Chocolate - we just bought some "Dark Chili Chocolate" - it is delectable :)

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Be blessed today and always...

IRENE said...

Oh what a lovely post! You've given me butterflies!

Christina said...

Great pictures and even better scriptures. You found excellent ones for the holiday.

My dad is doing ok and just booked a flight to Honolulu for October so we will get to see him.

How is Jan doing? I am thinking of her and praying for her all the time. I pray she gets quick approval for her clinical trial and that this works well for her. Also I am praying for Joyce. I can't believe that about her X-ray. Knowing about the spot back then would of been best for her, but now all she can do is move forward. I pray that she has a good outcome also. I pray that Joyce can find Jesus and rest in his arms once she does.