Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thankful Thursday

This is purely an indulgent post but I am still thankful for it!  Ikea!  I am thankful we have a new Ikea store here in the Denver area.  I remember going to one with Andrea and a friend in the DC area and wishing we had one.  Now we do.  Wally and I went for the first time a week ago to find shelving for our new apartment.  There is so much stuff there!  I also picked out some storage pieces for my scrapbooking stuff.  We made our choice and went back this week to pick it up.

In case you don’t know, Ikea is a huge showroom and then you go to the basement to pick up your furniture.  It all comes in these rather flat and heavy brown boxes!  But they have these great carts to load the boxes onto.  The carts are wonderful  scooters and the aisles are nice and wide!  Just don’t let your husband catch you flying down the aisle on one…he goes faster…and is very wreckless! 

Here’s something else you should not let your husband do in Ikea…lay his keys down and not realize it until you are checking out!  There’s nothing like walking through that huge warehouse after closing searching for the place that the keys may have been set down. (Sure wish they would have let us use those carts!)  And where did we find them?  At the end, of course, where we started loading up the boxes!

Well, I still love the store and am thankful we have one nearby!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Psalm 31:19
“Oh, how great is Your goodness
which you have laid up for those who trust in You
In the presence of the sons of men!”

I read that verse in my quiet time way back in August.  I missed most of my Thankful Thursday posts in August and so far in September.  But this verse has been in my heart all those weeks and I decided that this one post could make up for all the weeks I missed.  While my life is rather chaotic right now and I have felt more than a little out of control, I have countless times recognized God’s hand active in my days.  Each time I do I  think of Ps. 31:19 and stop to thank the Lord.  I have told Him many times, “Thank You Lord for having this goodness of Yours set aside for me!”  It is like for each situation, I notice a “reserved” sign right on top of His enabling peace and mercy and encouragement and wisdom!  It is quite an awesome thought to me!   He just nudges me and says, “here, I have something that might be helpful for you in this situation.  I have been saving it for you to use just now!”

I still have quite a few disorderly days ahead of me before Wally and I are moved and settled.  But for each one, I know I will have just what I need at the moment I need it!  Now that is a “Month of Thursdays” to be thankful for!


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