17 January 2010

Praise!


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"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."  Psalm 139:13-14


Happy Sunday in ordinary time!


Today, I am praising God for my life and all the blessings it has held.  It's my birthday.  And though the temptation to be depressed is there, I am also very grateful to my Heavenly Father for giving me life and to my Savior for ransoming my life back for me.


I'm Praising God for my family.  The husband He's given me, the children He's given me, and the love they give me.


I Praise God for all my extended family.  They're good folks, and in today's world, that's saying A LOT.


I Praise God for helping me survive two childhood accidents that could have ended tragically.  The first was when I fell out of bed onto a can of newly-sharpened pencils and several pieces of lead went deep into my skull.  The ER doctor said I was well on my way to lead poisoning if we hadn't come in that night.  (I didn't feel any pain and I almost just went back to sleep... but something made me cry and my mom heard me.  Thank you, guardian angel!)
The second was when I fell out of my family's truck when I was about 11.  Not wearing a seat belt, sitting in the front, passenger door not closed, my arm went on the door, and OUT I went!  My dad was driving and he didn't realize I'd fallen out and he just kept going.  I watched the tire go RIGHT BY my face.  A skinned knee and elbow was all I suffered (thank you again, guardian angel!).


I Praise God for the countless times He has spared me from terrible outcomes of choices I made in ignorance or immaturity.  


I Praise God for the countless people who have looked out for me, looked after me, given of themselves for me, shown me generosity and kindness, and been a reliable example to me of what it means to follow Jesus.


I Praise God for giving me a serious love of Chocolate.  Forget gold -- in my heaven, the streets are paved in dark chocolate.


Yet, surprisingly enough, my cake today is not chocolate!  (Gasp!)  It's a pink champagne cake with sparkling frosting.  Now doesn't that sound celebratory and girly?  And yes, there's really champagne in the cake and in the frosting!  Cheers!


I hope your week ahead is filled to the brim with God's grace.  Thanks for linking up and sharing your Praises!


Happy Day,
Jennifer





3 comments:

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Jennifer! So glad that you were spared those childhood tragedies! Your angel knew you'd be needed here for a long time to come! What would we do without those sweet angels watching over us!

I praise God for you sweet friend! Enjoy your champagne cake-sounds delicious! Maybe you could share the recipe?

~ Judy ~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! GLAD THOSE ANGELS WERE AROUND SO THAT YOU ARE STILL HERE TO SAY THAT TO!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Happy Birthday!! (a little late). Thank God you have a good Guardian Angel! Thanks for sharing too.

God bless!
Donna-Marie

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