Today I am thankful for......

"Where no oxen are, the crib is clean:  but much increase is by the strength of the ox."  Proverbs 14:4

Today, my house is filled with children of all ages. Each one makes their own mess....of course on different levels. But, I know that as I invest in these precious children, I will see increase of the amount of labor that can be done. For I alone can only do so much. And many hands make light work. This is also true of spiritual children. God's work can increase as you train up godly people to serve the Lord. This takes time and dedication, can be very frustrating and yet very rewarding. So invest, so that your labors might be multiplied. This being said, today I am thankful for...........

fingerprints on windows

smudges on walls

laundry in hampers (and on the floor)

dishes in the sink

garbage cans that are full

toys laying around

books on the table

singing in the air

the sound of children's laughter coming from the bedroom

diapers that need changing

baby that needs nursing

littles that need bathing

noses that need wiping

doctor appointments

slobbery kisses

the hug of a teenager

today I am thankful for my children!!!


  1. Loved this post! The Lord has impressed me of these very things this week. I would love to be out "ministering" and "being a blessing" to others...but God has called me to this place (my home). Love you, Emily!

  2. Love this post! These things have been impressed upon me this week, too. I would love to be out "ministering" and "being a blessing", but God has called me to this place right now (my home). Love you, Emily!

  3. I like this post =)

    A thankful heart produces Joy!

  4. So many times we forget to be thankful for even these things .... until we don't have them. Thank you for reminding us that even if we don't like "the messes", we need to be thankful because we have the ones who make them. Love you, Grace Ps.90:17

  5. Quite a list,Altghough the slobbery kisses,nose wiping and diaper changing aren't up my line.Nevertheless,you guys have a great family and have always been encouraging to me.See you guys later and hope everybody stays healthy.(I'm always getting sick.)Adios,amigos!

    P.S.I go by Nathan at school now hence why I put Nathan up there.

  6. I can't wait till your computer's fixed ... I hope you keep blogging. I know you are busy (with 10 + 1 on the way ... I guess "busy" is an understatement!) Just wanted to let you know again how much I appreciate your simple, yet profound, words of wisdom for our everyday life. Thanks! Love you, Grace Psalm 90:17


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