It's Thankful Thursday and I'm linking up with my friend Lynn of Spiritually Unequal Marriage today.
My heart is overflowing with love today. As I continue to study Ann Spangler's "Praying the Names of God" I've been so blessed as I continue to learn who God truly is. The focus for this week is God as healer or Yahweh Rophe.
The Lord is opening my eyes and changing my perspective on life.
I've been a Christian for many years but I believe that I continue to grow in my understanding and am walking closer with Him now than ever before. How grateful I am for that growth as He is the One drawing me closer to Him.
In the process ...I've been blessed by love.
Jill of Forever N Ever N Always is the person who began this study and encouraged my participation. I've been blessed by reading about all she's been learning and sharing. Thank you Jill!
Blogging has become such a joy in my life. I've journaled for years but now I can write on Heart Choices and I get to meet so many new friends.
Grace Alone and Laced with Grace (and originator of Thankful Thursday) has been such a blessing and encourager to me. Since she lives in Arizona, I've had the privilege of meeting her in person. Love you Iris!
Besides being a blogger, Iris is a fantastic photographer! She recently completed a photo book and asked for suggestions for a title. I loved that she involved her readers in this decision. And guess what? I was amazed that she chose the title I suggested. You can read all about it here.
Take a look at this front cover. Don't you just love it?
I'm so proud of you Iris! And btw, did you know some of Iris' photos are featured in the Exemplify Magazine? I told you she's good.
Sassy Granny. I can't tell you how many fans she has in bloggy land. I think they were green with envy as so many would love to meet her. I'm taking advantage of the fact that she lives fairly close to me but will be moving in a few months. :(
I've also been blessed by love through my 'sister' Sonja of bits & pieces. She wrote about our bloggy relationship here.
Sonja's background is also Norwegian. Her mother was born in Tromso, Norway and her dad was a traveling preacher from the US. Her married her and brought her back to the States. There are so many similarities in our families that it is uncanny. I believe if we traced our roots back, we would be related.
I know for sure that we are sisters in Christ though. And I have to say that her sister Carol Joy is such a blessing to me too even though she's not a blogger. She is so kind to visit me on Heart Choices on a regular basis. I love you both and am so thankful for you.
I love Thankful Thursday, don't you? God is so good. I've been blessed by love this week and I'm so grateful that I have a platform from which to share.
Blessings and love,