The List that Never Ends: # 511-520

Well, two weeks in a row - this is some kind of record for me, I'm sure... :o) Today I'm back to add to that never-ending list of things for which I am and should be thankful... So here we go.

Today, I am thanking God... 

# 511. ... that no one was hurt when a huge pine tree fell on my parents' house this morning, and that the damage to the house wasn't as bad as it could have been...

# 512. ... that God protected all of my friends and family during the recent storms/tornado warnings/crazy weather.

This is the tornado that hit our town around this time last year... 
# 513. ... that I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel for this combination of bronchitis, allergies, and a nasty sinus infection that I've been fighting for the last month. 

# 514. ... (once again) for antibiotics for said sinus infection, allergy meds, cough drops, Vicks, my neti pot, pain killers, mint tea, and DayQuil for all of my sinus issues, and for the TN Farmgirl's Aches Away Salve and a heating pad for the muscles I pulled in my chest and back from sneezing, coughing, and blowing my nose so much. TMI, I know, but I'm thankful for them. I'll spare you a photo of me with sinus issues though...

# 515. ... for some exciting developments in the lives of some friends.

# 516. ... for Shamrock Shakes from McDonald's - quite possibly the only thing I've ever liked from there (other than the obligatory Happy Meals that I liked when I was 6).... oh, so tasty, if not quite so good for you...

# 517. ... for the way God's timing works things out so that I hear exactly what I need to hear at the right time, and situations unfold exactly when they need to unfold, etc.

# 518. ... that we will be heading back to Tennessee for good (at least until next year) in less than two weeks!

Ahh, I've missed those mountains... 
# 519. ... for Keurig-brewed coffee in the morning. I am now a coffee person.

# 520. ... that no matter how discouraged I feel when I see evil all around me - corruption in politics, natural disasters, wars, sin, death, disease, famines, abuse, oppression, broken families and relationships, injustice, trash on TV, degradation of public morality, etc. - that God is good, He's in control, and He will make it all right one day.... and boy howdy, I'm looking forward to that...

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  1. Oh my gosh... so glad nobody was hurt from that *huge* tree!! Glad to hear you have had some relief coming from your meds. Hope you are feeling 100% soon!! Love that last photo... just beautiful Beth! :)

  2. Love the picture of Harvey!!!

  3. wow that was a huge tree, so glad that your health is improving, and i also love your last photo...

  4. Amen to 517 & 520 in particular! Love that last photo -- beautiful! Miss you!!!

  5. Hey! I just received this book, One Thousand Gifts in the mail from a dear friend. The first few chapters are quite a story of pain! I love this posting. Glad no one was hurt. Hanging this puppy on the fridge! :O

  6. Let's hope this doesn't show up twice...the first time it disappeared!
    I love the pix of the country mountains...beautiful.
    I found you on Ann's blog. Great list of gratitude...

  7. I have stood at the same place you stood when you took the picture of the "Mountains ofTennessee." Beautiful picture of God's Creation.


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