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Thankful Thursday ~ Nature

It's Thankful Thursday. Lynn of Spiritually Unequal Marriage is our host. She's chosen the theme of ...nature.

Spring is such a beautiful time of year. I'm thankful that God created different areas of the world in such unique ways. Since I live in Arizona, our outdoors looks very different from those who live in northern places.

I want to share a few nature photos from Arizona.

Many of you will recognize the Grand Canyon. I'm so thankful I've had the opportunity to visit this awesome place of beauty. As I gaze out I'm overwhelmed by the majesty of our Creator.

I took this photo as I was walking through my neighborhood in Phoenix. I'm so thankful for the unique beauty of the desert.

Since it rarely rains in Phoenix, I'm thankful for the times when it does rain. The rainbow is a great reminder to me from Genesis 9:13-15. God set the rainbow in the sky as a sign to future generations that all life would never be destroyed again by a flood. I'm also thankful for His promise.

This is a photo taken from my back patio. You can often find me sitting in a lounge chair sipping a cup of coffee or iced tea, enjoying the view. I'm so thankful for the mountains and beautiful scenery.

I want to close this thankful Thursday post with a video called Creation Calls. I posted it another time for Then Sings My Soul Saturday. But just in case you missed it, I hope you enjoy seeing how creative our God really is.

I'm heading to the high country with my hubby for a much needed time of rest and relaxation. So, I probably won't be online. I'll miss my blogging buddies and will check your blogs when I return. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Debbie Petras
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  1. Excellent video, Debbie! I especially liked the huge jungle animals and the polar bears and that panda is so cute.

    Your back yard is beautiful. Happy Thursday.

  2. Dear Debbie,
    we certainly have a lot to be thankful about.
    Earlier this winter I had an eye infection. I prayed, "if I'm only able to see again, I will never complain."
    I see and I complain.
    But I still remember the fright of not being able to see my loved ones, the beauty of the nature in all it's varieties.
    Indeed I hope I don't forget to be thankful.
    (Even if I never live to see the majestic Grand Canyon).
    From Felisol

  3. I am excited you get a chance to get away. I LOVED the pictures (even if they did make me homesick ;). Hugs.

  4. Beautiful pictures Debbie and awesome video...have a good time of rest and relaxation I will be thinking of you.

  5. one of the places i want to see is the grand canyon. i really think it's beautiful.

    debbie, thank you for praying for us. in fact, i couldn't really express how much gratefulness i have in my heart for taking the time to lift us up in prayer. God bless you, debbie.

  6. I'm so glad to hear you and hubby are getting away. ENJOY YOURSELVES!! I love you.

  7. Great post and awesome pictures!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Enjoy the time away - resting and relaxing!

    Thankful for you,
    Kate :)

  8. Hi Debbie, Loved your post because it reminded me that the Father not only has created such unique places with different geology for us to enjoy but equally He has created unique individuals drawn to different desires for the land. Some find beauty in the mountains, some in the desert. When I visited Phoenix I found beauty in the subtle cactus and beautiful sunsets.
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  9. What a wonderful post. I really was not that excited about moving to Arizona because I expected it to be all sand dunes. LOL!! I was so surprised by the mountains, all the desert vegetation and the amazing (to an Illinois native) animal life that we see. I sit at my computer, telecommuting, and watch the rabbits, hummingbirds, and lizards play games around our backyard. So COOL.

    Have a great time on your get-a-way!!


  10. I loved the pictures you shared. Hope you have a nice trip.

    God bless.

  11. You have such a beautiful place and the pictures are wonderful!

    Have a great time with your husband Debbie!


  12. Debbie, I'm so glad you shared the video again........it's magnificient. I am hoping to share it with my son who is not a believer. How can we look at creation and not believe? It is just beyond me.
    I am so thankful for creation. Last night my husband and I layed out in the cool night, looking up at the stars. The biggest shooting star we had ever seen fell across the sky. I wonder if you saw it in Flagg. God is so good, and sometimes He even shows off for us.
    HOpe you're having a restful break. Love you. h.

  13. I look at rainbows as a sign of hope as well. I find that I see them at a time that I sometimes don't even realize that I am looking for something to say everything is just where it should be, and will work out just perfectly. Even at my wedding, it wasn't cloudy or rainy, but we were at Fountain Park, and the fountain created a rainbow that came out beautifully in one of our wedding photos. It was like that sign that said this is the perfect union... not that I didn't need reassuring, but it was still wonderful.

    ~ Kristi


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