Giving Thanks Friday (and a winner!)

(a lovely fall celebration/sale held locally each year)

This week I am thankful for: 

Our garage/shop roofing supplies that are being delivered today!  I know, boring right, but we really needed it to get done while the weather is still mild and the rain is spotty at best.  It also means we can finish up the painting on that building too.    

Being able to share one another's burdens.  I have had many friends do this for me and I am grateful to return to the favor.  We were not created to go it alone.    

A baby shower this weekend for two precious babies (TWINS - one boy and one girl!) set to arrive in December. Can hardly wait to squeeze these wee ones.    

My husband's job.  His company is selling several of their holdings but has purposed to pour more time and money into this one.  So very thankful!   

Laughter.  It's been one of those weeks where (due to hormones I do believe...) I felt as if I were back in junior high all over again:  Awkward, moody, emotional, body issues...You get the picture.  Thankful for family and friends to share with and laugh with during this season of life.

The transforming power of a $2.99 can of spray paint.  Now an old piece has new life.      

Grace.  Grace received.  Grace given.  Grace undeserved.  

What are you thankful for?

May your weekend be filled with wonder, laced with peace and bursting with love...

(Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good: his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1) 


Thank you to all who stopped by to read the guest post by Amy L. Sullivan (here) and check out her new book. Amy is dedicated to raising up a generation of children with generous hearts who will no doubt make a big impact on this world.  "When more is not enough:  How to Stop Giving Your Kids What They Want And Give Them What They Need" is available on Amazon right now for the discounted price of $5.99!  (Kindle version only $3.99).  You can find it here.

Thank you also to those who commented and shared your skills and talents with us!  I love that you are making a difference in your corner of the world and beyond.  The winner is comment #7  (random number chosen by my hubby).   Congratulations Ceil!  Please e-mail me your mailing address and I will get the book out to you right away.         



  1. Hi Mindy!! I am thankful that I won! Wow, I never expected it. Please be sure to thank your wonderful husband for me. I'll email you my information. Thank you so much, you made my day!

    I love that photo with the pumpkins, so cute! And so fall-like. I am so happy and thankful for my family, especially my sisters. They are my best friends, and even though we live in different states, we are only a phone call away. I am truly blessed.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and YAY!

  2. Congratulation, Ceil. This book sounds so wonderful - a true gift!
    Sounds like you have had a challenging week, Mindy. Thank goodness for supportive family and friends and your wonderful sense of humour!
    I am thankful the weekend is here. It's been a very busy week. I'm also thankful that after days and days of brainstorming, I think I have come up with a good chili recipe to enter into a Texas Star Chili contest. I desperately want to win this year because I was convinced I won last year and I didn't even make the top 3, lol.
    Have a great weekend, my friend!

  3. Congratulations to Ceil!

    It's a joy to stop by, dear friend. Your words are always wonderful to read. I was so touched by something you said, "Grace. Grace received. Grace given. Grace undeserved." AMEN! THank you for these words. Love and hugs to you!

  4. I love that last line too:
    "Grace. Grace received. Grace given. Grace undeserved."
    I'm always grateful for those gifts! I'll take them any day, every day, that God wants to give them. :)

  5. that autumn scene is calling to me!!!! love that ladder! and oh-how-fun to celebrate TWO babies!!!