Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Praise

I don't know how it is for you all, but Mondays can be hard around here.  After the weekend it's hard to get back in the swing of things.  I've wanted to do a "thankful" day for awhile, so I decided to start Monday Praise.  We can turn the Monday morning blahs into rejoicing for all God has done.  On this wonderful Monday morning, I just want to spend some time praising God for His blessings.

I got a car on Friday!  I have been without a car for several months now.  My husband has a Suburban that we get around in, but he uses that for work, so during the day I am without a car. Thankfully I don't have to work, so I don't have to go anywhere during the day.  But it still makes life inconvenient.  My husband just received his share of the profit for building a house, and we were able to use that money to get a used car for me.  And the best part of all - it's paid for.

I'm so thankful for my family.  My daughter was here visiting again this weekend.  On Saturday all three kids were able to go shopping with me.  It was so nice to be able to spend time together.  I'm also thankful for the beautiful weather we had this weekend.  I love spring!

As we were driving around yesterday, we saw several signs for a laptop sale at a local computer shop.  My husband has been wanting to get a laptop to use at the office at church, so we stopped in.  We were able to get two refurbished laptops for less than what we would have paid for one new one.

I got to play the piano yesterday for worship at church.  It felt so good to play and worship!  I'm thankful for people who are willing to share their God-given talents with others.  I've had a very talented musician teach me how to play.  I'm also thankful that I don't have to do things in my own strength; God is always with me.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

As I learned from VeggieTales, a thankful heart is a happy heart.  What are you thankful for on this Monday? 


  1. You have much to be thankful for. God has truly blessed you.

    I am thankful for so much. For another new day/week and new mercies. I am thankful that God has shown me that the Monday blahs can be turned into Monday praises. I am thankful that my husband has a job and the physical ability to do it. I am thankful that our long awaited tax check finally came so we can pay some debts. I am thankful to be at home with my four blessings.

  2. Love coming off a weekend like that! So many things to be thankful for! I am thankful for being able to run my first 1/2 marathon on Sat...especially since I was thinking of chickening out of doing it. So glad my husband encouraged me! Great post!

  3. I loved reading your thankful-list! Your cheerfulness and gratitude are pouring out... how pleased He must be! Blessings!

  4. What a wonderful perspective to start the week Lisa! I'm so happy for all the wonderful Blessings you've received as of late. :-)

    Have a Blessed Week my friend!

    P.S. How did you know Joshua 1:9 is my favorite verse? ;-)