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Thankful Heart

Debbie on Clearwater Beach
My heart has become more sensitive lately as I realize how thankful I am.  The other day I was reading from Sarah Young's devotional "Jesus Calling".   Let these words resonate within you.

"As you turn your attention to Me, feel the light of My Presence shining upon you.  Open your mind and heart to receive My heavenly smile of approval.  Let My gold-tinged Love wash over you and soak you into the depths of your being.  As you are increasingly filled with My being, you experience joyous union with Me: I in  you, and you in Me.  Your Joy - in - Me and My Joy - in- you become intertwined and inseparable.  I suffuse your soul with Joy in My Presence; at My right hand there are pleasures forever more."

This morning I awakened with this song in my head called "Who Am I?"  I wanted to share it with you this morning. May you be blessed as you listen to the words. How can we not  be thankful?

I'm linking up today with Laurie of Women Taking A Stand for Thankful Thursday.

I'm also continuing to participate in the Giving Thanks Challenge 2010 hosted by South Breeze Farm.  I'm keeping track each day on my sidebar.  It's not too late to join in.


Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. As you know I've been counting
    my blessings with Ann Voskamp
    for a while now and it has
    really changed my outlook on
    life. Being mindful of your
    blessings keeps you in a state
    of gratitude and peace. At least
    that's the way I feel.
    This is a great song!
    Love & Hugs,

  2. Congratulation on your 26 years of marriage...glory be to God!

    That song is beautiful.

  3. Hi precious!

    Beautiful post. You know I'm a HUGE Jesus Calling person! That devotional walks with me.

    I pray you and Greg had a wonderful Anniversary yesterday.

    How was the visit with Kathleen? Did you girls give each other a hug from me?

    Call me soon. Love you much!

  4. Happy anniversary, Debbie. My Greg & I just celebrated 26 years last week. We're so blessed!

    I love what you shared from "Jesus Calling" today. The song is also one of my favorites. I don't own the book but it reminds me of "God Calling" or "Come Away My Beloved." I love both of them.

    Just stopping in to say that I am thankful for you!

    Much love in Him!

  5. Sweet Debbie, Happy belated Anniversary-may He continue to pour out blessings on you both. Love your quote-you beat me to it today so thank you. Love your grateful heart as well.
    Hugs and lots of love.

  6. I love this song too, Debbie. It really speaks to my heart and makes me so grateful that I am His!

    Hope you and Greg had a special day yesterday, and that your visit with Kathleen today was wonderful, I know it was. I've been thinking of you both today.

    Love you!

  7. Adding my wishes for many blessings on you and your marriage, Debbie. Thank you for sharing the beautiful devotional words and music!

  8. Love the Casting Crowns song....Happy Anniversary to you....26 years, that's wonderful! :-)Lori

  9. My 9 y/o son has a CD with "Who am I" on it. He puts it on "repeat" every night and listens to it all night long. Every night.

    I love the truth of that song and that it is permeating my son's little heart.

    I'm thankful for our friendship.

  10. Jesus Calling speaks to me almost everyday. I love that devotional book and do fnd it so amazing how often it meets me right where I am each morning.

    Always enjoy my visits.

    Blessings galore!

  11. happy anniversary to you and your hubby, debbie. what a blessing that is. may you celebrate more years together.

    i have that song by the casting crowns in my iPod. beautiful song.

  12. Oh I love that song. :) Very heart warming. I like the name of your picture below the comments. Carmel is one of my first name. You got lovely kids.

    My Thankful Thursday post here

  13. I love this devotional. God is just waiting to shower us with His blessings. He withholds nothing from those who love Him and seek His face.

  14. I love that song too. I think in times of hardship we do become more sensitive to what there is to be thankful for. That's been the silver lining for me. Thanks for the reminder to look for those things.

    (p.s. I'm having a cookbook giveaway at my blog if you're interested.)

  15. Hi Debbie..it's me...again.. finally. :) You know how school goes---keeps me running.. but I wanted to check in. Wishing I had more free time to check in with everyone, every day. I hope that you had a great anniversary! Our 16th anniversary is Nov. 12. :) You deserve a great anniversary and many more wonderful years!! Thinking of you. Sending a hug!

  16. Thanks....and I so love this song...almost anything from Casting Crowns...I hope your week is going well!

  17. I thought I'd stop by and see if you put up a picture anyway even though Alicia didn't put up her regular meme, but this is just as good if not better. I totally love this song. How pretty and the words are fabulous. We do have so many things to be thankful for, but for now I'm thankful for work picking up & I have to get back to it. I transcribe at home. Thanks for sharing my friend, and have a great weekend.

  18. Happy Anniversary to you and Greg.

    There are wonderful things in store, dear Debbie.

    I always have been a firm believer that our latter years, if we are walking in obedience to the Lord, are certainly more glorious than our former years.

    Be filled with hope.

    This post was a blessing to me.


  19. I love that song. Everytime I hear it I am moved...Who am I that He cares? I am His! I am so thankful.

    Love, Joan

  20. Deb, i know I'm late but can i still join the thankful list? I wanted to but as you can see i haven't been blogging lately so maybe it'll help.
    O and then i just wana say that i love your signature!!


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