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Thankful Thursday ~ Spring


It's Thankful Thursday when I get to share all I'm thankful for this week.  What a joy it is to look forward to this day.  I find that my perspective changes as I choose to be on the lookout for good things to share.  My friend Lynn of Spiritually Unequal Marriage is our host this month.

I'm so thankful for the beautiful Arizona spring weather.  It's been in the low 70's and sunny.  Our new neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful, except for the birds, quail, jackrabbits and ...coyotes. 

Yes, we had four of them in the backyard one morning this past week.  When I slipped out with my camera  they ran.  But not before I captured a photo of one of them.  Can you see him between the shrubs on the right?

I'm thankful that my niece Kristin got engaged to Kevin at Sea World.  You can read all about it here, in case you missed it!

I'm so thankful for the freedom I have because of Jesus.  He paid the penalty for my sins and ...I am free.
This past week, we celebrated Easter.  I loved hearing the Hallelujah chorus sung by my church choir.  What a beautiful sound!

I'm so thankful for the prayers of my friends.  I love that I can request prayer and know that God hears.  He answered a specific prayer this week in a wonderful way.  I hope to be able to share it with you next week. 

So, stay tuned and ...be on the lookout for all you can be thankful for.

Debbie Petras
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  1. I'm so thankful for you my friend!

    I'm so thankful for all the ways God has used you this year to bless my family and life!

    I'm so thankful for the ways God has grown you and I have been blessed by watching it and praying through it!

    I love you!

  2. Oh Debbie,

    I see that deer. How blessed are you. I hope your new place tickles your heart with joy and you find it is where you are really home.

    God bless you my sweet sister. Hugs. Lynn

  3. Wow - although living in Arizona for the past 19 years, I have never seen a coyote that close - cool shot.

    I too enjoy the current weather - it is so hard to work when it is so nice outside :)

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

    Be blessed today and always...

  4. What a great list.
    I am thankful for you dear friend!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

  5. You truly have a lot to be thankful for my friend. How exciting for your niece, I"ll have to go back and read that.
    I clicked on the first picture and saw the coyote plan as day. How neat and freaky all at the same time. Our local vicious wild life might be an opossum every now and again. LOL!
    Have a fabulous Thursday!

  6. Praising the LORD with you dear friend. I have been praying for you! Looking forward to hearing about yesterday. I love you!

  7. what a refreshing list to be thankful for Life is so precious and I loved reading your post to see all that great things God has blessed you with

  8. I have to "amen!" your gratitude for Arizona's Spring. There's few places like it - where sunny, blue skies & clear air remind the soul that "it is well".

    Thanking God for you, and with you.


  9. I love the coyote picture...they're quick so you did good to catch him in a photo.

    We also heard the Hallelujah chorus on Easter morning. Oh I just love it.

    Have a wonderful day!

  10. What a great list. I didn't see the coyote until you pointed it out and then there it was, haha...Looks soo pretty there and the weather sounds perfect. It has been soo nice here too and I am enjoying it cuz I know the heat is around the corner. Looking forward to hearing how God has blessed you this week in a special way. Have a wonderful day. HUGS

  11. There is so much to be thankful for. Thank you for the reminder.

  12. coyotes? wow. I couldn't imagine. God is good to put people around us who uplift us and pray for us. Love the flowers blooming in the picture. Ours aren't quite there yet:)

    Blessings, Heaven

  13. Bless you sweet friend! I enjoyed your post and pictures.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Hi Debbie, Just following a few of the Thankful sisters and came to you!!
    What a sweet blessing you are. I was just in Arizona for the first time. Wish I had met you!!

  15. I'm so jealous (in a good way) of your weather. Waiting for it to warm up here in Nebraska. Great thankful post! Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

  16. Hi friend, Loved this post and the fact that you are enjoying spring weather. You are such a blessing Debbie and I'm so thankful for your posts. I miss hearing from you and how to pray for you so drop me a line. Hugs to you today.

  17. Great list of blessings...and you are so right that our perspective changes as we look toward the "good" around us instead of the circumstances....

  18. Do you get to see any road-runners? (Are there any such thing? lol) :D


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