Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankfulness. It Was In There All Along.

My buddy, Kim, because she knows me so well, sent this to me at Facebook:

Of course, I loved it. And what else? Oddly, it reminded me of these:

Yes, Dorothy's ruby red slippers of Wizard of Oz fame and these lines:

Dorothy: Oh - will you help me? Can you help me?

Glinda: You don't need to be helped any longer. You've always had the power to go back to Kansas.

Dorothy: I have?

Scarecrow: Then why didn't you tell her before?

Glinda: Because she wouldn't have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.

Oh my... Especially the "you've always had the power to go back to Kansas part." If we truly have a huge God inside of us, we always, technically, have the power to live a thankful, glimmering life no matter how dark the rest of the world becomes. God makes a friendly, caring, love-filled life available to everyone who seeks Him with all their hearts.

But yes, we have to learn that for ourselves. And believe it and step out upon it. Just like Dorothy.

And oh, when we do!


"Where sin abounds, there Grace much more abounds."   ... Romans 5:21

... and be ye thankful!   :)


Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my readers!


Rosemary said...

Debra, just want you to know your blog is one of the many things I am thankful for today. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Roger Crassi said...

Today, I thank GOD for your gifting, and HE is glorified in it as you let your well of "living waters" flow out of the abundance that is in you. Today's posting is so poignant. May GOD'S richest blessings fill you today as you celebrate with a spirit of Thanksgiving.
Have you ever thought of sharing your gifting with "women's groups" in area churches. This thought came to me as I started posting my comment. Or maybe, you might think of compiling your writings into several book forms. Please think prayerfully about it.

Debra said...

Rosemary--happy Thanksgiving to you and I do thank you for your always-encouraging comments here! They mean so much.

Roger--thanks for your encouragement! Actually, I've already written my book of thousands of pages--it's this

And in the past nine years? I've not heard God say to turn this blog into anything else--and I've been at peace with that. Of course, someday He may say do something differently. But for now, all is well and peaceful in this area.

Also, it's been lovely knowing that some of my posts through the years have been used by other women at their Bible study groups. I'm always blessed to hear that!

Thanks to you both! Blessings, Debra

Bonnie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Debra! We arrived on Tuesday evening and didn't have any weather problems. Have been enjoying the snow from inside my parents toasty warm house.

Great cartoon. : ) I'm thankful for you and your old-fashined blog.

Debra said...

Bonnie--Yay! So glad you arrived before our big storm and that your parents' house is toasty. :) Thanks so much for your encouragement and kind words! Blessings, Debra

Anonymous said...

A little late, Happy Thanksgiving! I've been waiting for your beautiful snow pictures. Thanks, Debra! Joyce