Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BECAUSE HE LIVES


          
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Because he lives I can face tomorrow,
Because he lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know he holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just Because HE LIVES!

I am starting to count my 1,000 gifts and there is no better time than now.
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I so want to see and recognize the small everyday things….

1. For the gift of Hope that Easter brings
2. That God created families
3. The Joy of children and then when mine married I got two more. 
4. The Unspeakable Gift of grandchildren and in my case 4 little boys
5. The Miracle that we all live in the same town
6. That Amanda has the opportunity to go back to school and achieve her DREAM
7. Blog friends
8. That I live in America, as messed up as it seems most days.
9. That I have money for gas
10. An email from an old friend on just the day I need it.
11. Parker's invitation to a Youth Leadership Conference in Washington and that he can afford to attend.
12. A new beginning for one of my kids.
13. New Beginnings for all of us.
14. Jacks recovery, nothing short of a MIRACLE
15. Snail mail
16. Today, grateful that its not tree season
17. That I had the energy to clean out our storage building.  (I really was not sure I did)
18. New grandbabies  coming for friends this month
19.  A doctor that is a phone call away, ALWAYS
20. That we finished our taxes, probably the most dreaded work of the year.
to be continued……
 He is RISEN
Wishing you a BLESSED EASTER!

In case you you missed Kristen's guest post 

21 comments:

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Ann's book is so amazing. I enjoyed the beginning of your list and continue to rejoice with you at your husband's recovery. Happy Easter.

Fondly,
Glenda

Karen said...

"Because He Lives" is one of my favorite songs...

Sweet list of gratitude....

Sue said...

Beautiful post Teresa! I am in the midst of that book ~ she has such a gift ~ it's like reading poetry.

Happy Easter to you and your family.
Sue

Theresa said...

We have SO much to be thankful for! Have a blessed day dear Teresa! HUGS!

Nezzy said...

What a great list. We take far to little time to observe what the Lord has so richly blessed us with. I love this!!!

Those bright and beautiful pictures sure put a ray of "Son~shine" in my day.

Sweetie, your post always bless me.

Enjoy this wonderful season!!!

BTW: Happy Easter Giveaway, my place...ya'll come!!!

Patty Sumner said...

I am thankful for many of the same wonderful blessings. A good reminder that there is always something to be thankful for. I am thankful for your blog and sweet words. Blessings!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

i love that book as well and am on #256 on my list! have a great Easter my friend.

DeanO said...

God is good...so very good. Taxes; ouch! @ I love the Gaither's

debi said...

Beautiful posts....I think I'll start a list :-)

Hugs!

Kimberly said...

I miss those 'good ol' songs'. i love our church's upbeat worship songs,but I miss the old hymn and other songs. They need a mix......

(stopping by from the bassgiraffe thursday hop.)

-Kimberly, mom to 3 boys
http://kabersblog.blogspot.com

Sally said...

I wish the same for your and yours, Teresa; a very blessed Easter. :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

That is one of my very favorite hymns!

Love all the things you are thankful for. We all are so blessed, aren't we?

I'm so happy to have you visit my blog and hope you will come back often!

Have a blessed Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Kat aka Beachkat said...

Great post sweet friend. Love your list of blessings, especially #14 !

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow.

Hugs,
Kat

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Love this song!!! So many blessings!! Have a wonderful Easter!

Doris said...

Happy Easter to you too! Thanks visiting and sending the sweet wishes =)

I just started that book. I try to read in the evening but can't seem to make progress because I can't keep my eyes open!

Looking forward to reading more of your list....maybe I will start one too some day!

Rebecca said...

Happy Easter to you! What a wonderful way to celebrate - beginning your List of 1,000 blessings!

Life IS worth living - because HE lives!

hotpants™ said...

Happy Easter! Great post!

GrammyMouseTails said...

Wonderful post! I love your list of blessing you started. Sending hugs & blessings to you my friend and may your family continue to be blessed throughout the year. ~Faythe ~

Megan said...

Beautiful post!! I love reading your list of blessings!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I love this post! We all sang "Because He Lives" at the graveside of our dear friend, on Friday morning. It was her favorite song. I think the words are so beautiful and give us so much to hope for. As for Ann's book, I went to the bookstore's in our area on Sat. evening to pick up a copy and they were all sold out.
That is why I like this post, plus I get to see some of the reasons why you personally are thankful. You are an encouraging lady and so is your blog.

Sonja said...

I saw Carrie and Vince sing this on tv the other night and I think I've played it on you tube about 25 times. It was so incredible! She sang from her heart, and the response of the audience got mine!

Glad you shared it!