Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday - 12/18

Five things I am thankful for this week:

1. I'm done Christmas shopping! Hooray!

2. Bloggy friend - Greg sent me the cutest Christmas stuff. Really made my day. (and the girls love 'em too!) Thanks Greg!

3. Encouragement in my writing journey. I signed a contract to write 7 devotions for pay this week. God keeps telling me to keep writing. I really think I've found my gift, and I am so thankful.

4. My Christmas cards finally went out! At long last! That always feels like a huge undertaking. But I got them out. If you don't get one from me, I'm sure it just got lost in the mail. *grin*

5. Jesus' Birthday is in 7 days! I'm so thankful that Jesus was born, so that he could know every thing I experience on this earth, and understand my feelings. He died for me (and you!), so that we can be with him eternally. I'm just so so thankful for that.

So that's my five things this week. How about you? Join Truth 4 the Journey's Thankful Thursday by clicking the Thankful Thursday button, or you can just leave me a comment.
I'm always THANKFUL for comments!!

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

Chatty Kelly


Melanie said...

Congratulations, Sistah-Speakah, on your writing contract!!! I'm excited for you.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

How wonderful - isn't it amazing when ministry/vocation can find a balance? Love. IT!!

Dorothy Champagne said...

That's great about your contract - will you be posting those devotions on your blog as well?

Chatty Kelly said...

Dorothy - I am signing full rights for these - which means I cannot post them myself.

You can look for them in Feb 2010 in "Light from the Word" Daily Devotional.

Thanks for asking!

Edie said...

Yay! So excited for you on your writing contract!
...and that you got those Christmas cards out! LOL! kidding.

I am also SO thankful for Jesus and the good friends He has brought me.

the voice of melody said...

It sounds like you've had a productive week. I still need to get my cards out, but today's the day. :) Congratulations on your writing contract, and Merry Christmas!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

You are such a blessing.. .and your writing is great encouragement! I'm thrilled that God's taking you on this journey!

Greg C said...

I participated today. Thanks Kelly for reminding me to say thank you.

Truth4thejourney said...

Congratulations on your writing contract!! God is so good! You are a talented and gifted writer and it is so exciting to see you using your gifts and talents for the Lord! Shine on, my friend!

Finished shopping? What is that! LOL!! Maybe one day I'll be done!


Pinkshoelady said...

Wow! Please let me know when and where they will be published..I want to read everyone!
God has gifted you to write! I know I am challenged by and enjoy every word!!!!

I love you my friend

Vashti said...

So excited for you. Isnt is awesome to be right where He needs you to be! I am feeling a little better but just had to give Joe a cool bath as his temp is up again! Managed to get a tree!!!!!!!! So excited, going to decorate it tonight.
Cant wait to get the package, Im really excited to finaly be able to bake REAL chocolate chip cookies!! Whoop Whoop!

Youre the best.
V xx

Mrs. Sidney said...

Thank you for stopping by the other day and reading my blog. It was very difficult for me to write that blog about that side of me.

I loved this post!!

Merry Christmas!!

sailorcross said...

A wonderful thankful list!! I'm so happy for you and your writing contract!!


godsown said...

Congrats with your writing"milestone" ( hope this is an eng saying)
I came back today to read your blog and you encouraged me not to become depressed or stressed when things do not go like i want...... and to focus what this time of the year is all about....Christ..!

Tomorrow i promised the kids to go and look for a tree....I was extending it due to other payements.Today was their last schoolday and coming weekend i'm free from work and will decorate etc...
This year i have evening shifts with 1st and 2nd day of x-mas but x-mas eve i'm free and the weekend after x-mas .So your post helped me to see things again in perspective...

Christmas blessings to you and yours!

On Purpose said...

Congrats Kelly on the writing contract....may God get all the glory in every word!! Oh and just think of the people He will talk too...its just excites me!

Sue J. said...

I got your card today :-)

I'm always thankful for cards from you--they make my day!

Mary Moss said...

Wonderful news about your writing contract! Congratulations!

Joy in The Truth (Sharon Sloan) said...

Whooooeeeeee! Rejoicing with you for all these thank-worthy things! And congratulations on the devotions! Truly rejoicing with you! :)

Happy Dances! :)

seesawfaith said...

Congratulations on the devos! How wonderful is God!?!

And by the way...I SO hear you on the Christmas cards!

Happy Weekend!