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Monday, December 7, 2009

Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good

Thanksgiving Contest


Another contest is here again. I love to join in many contests here in the blogosphere because it's fun and I enjoy posting, huh! However, this contest is really different and interesting, why? It's a kind of contest that give glory to God. I remember the song we love to sing in our church in the Phil. It is entitled, "Count your blessings name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done," does it sound great? I honestly say Yes and Amen! It's easy for us to forget what we had received in the past but it's so hard to say "Thank You" to the giver of life and the Creator of all things. God deserves all the best, he deserves to be given honor and glory.

This year we received a lot of blessings from the Lord. However, it doesn't end there, we also encounter pains and hardship. Life is full of surprises! But with our God all the pains turn into a blessing. Let me share to you some of the things that I am THANKFUL about:

1. His grace that is sufficient and the life He gave.

2. For God's provision for our passport renewal, until now we're not sure where it came from but God knows, He used someone to bless us (to renew passport in another country is expensive).

3. When we came back to Thailand we spend a lot because of so many things to buy and prepare to settle again. We missed giving our tithe and in my prayer, I told the Lord, after our passport renewal, if He will use someone to bless us, we will give it all back to Him. That was my vow to God. The next month after our passport renewal, true enough, someone send some amount for us, 20,000 baht, for us it's big already, but I need to pay my vow to the Lord. The blessings was, the next few weeks, we received a message that my niece passed away. I was crying a lot and asked the Lord why? That was an unexpected news because in the morning they just visited my other sister, then in the afternoon, she was taken by the Lord. You know what happened? We don't have anything to spend for our airfare back home but the Lord send someone to provide. We really didn't expect to go back to the Phil. during that month because we have nothing to spend. Amazingly, He provided through a friend.

4. In my other post I shared about my niece who died of leukemia last Aug. but she experienced a miracle - for 7 months she was healed and everything was okay but the Lord has His will and He makes no mistakes! Through her death, many came to know the Lord. God can still do miracles! In our pain came the blessing.

5. This month has a lot of celebrations in our family. My sister celebrated her birthday last Dec3, my Nanay(mother) will celebrate her birthday tomorrow (Dec8), my hubby will also celebrate his birthday on the 29th and our nephew on the 30th . But the big thing is, my hubby and I will celebrate our 16th Wedding Anniversary on the 23rd. Can you imagine this kind of celebrations? Just count how old are we now, lol! just kidding. God has been good and faithful to us. Glory to His name!

6. This month I will also celebrate my 1st anniversary in the blogosphere. I was thinking to have a contest too but I don't know how to do it. If there are friends who are willing to share a helping hand, I guess, I will decide on it. I don't know how to make a badge and everything needed for a contest.

7. I won in some contests this year here in the blogosphere and I'm thankful to the Lord that I was blessed with friends here and there, not only in my blogging world but also outside the corner of this blog. And besides, 7 is my favorite number, in line with creation (7days). So this is my final thanksgiving list.

Thanks Online Mommy's Corner for this contest. If I will share our journey, I could have make a book then, just kidding! Anyhow, we are blessed because we obeyed the Lord.

1st Prize

1 Year Free Web Hosting (worth $10) – Online’s Mommy’s Corner

1 Year dot com Domain chosen by the winner – Trends Zone

Personalized Template* – Random Thoughts of a WAHM

Site Button / Badge – All About Elizabeth

Post Signy – Thoughts and Obsessions

$10 Paypal Funds – Online’s Mommy’s Corner

$5 Paypal Funds – IT Mommy Info

1 year Featured link – bloghitlist

4000 EC – Dothy World

2000 EC – The Mommy Journey

2000 EC - Her and History

1000 EC – Our Adventure Together

1000 EC – Thoughts and Obsessions

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR3) – IT Mommy Info

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR3) – Life Expressions

125×125 ad space for 2 months (PR2) – All About My Life

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR2) – Bloguardian Hellsite Overcashed

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR2) – Mom Writes for A Cause

125×125 ad space for 3 months (PR 1) – Online’s Mommy’s Corner

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR 1) – A Momma √Ęs Journal

125×125 ad space for 1 month – Garden of Moments

2nd Prize

1 Year Free Hosting – Rubz Online

dot info Domain – SEO Friendly Blog Directory

1 year Featured link – bloghitlist

Site Badge Button – All About Elizabeth

Post Signy – Thoughts and Obsessions

$10.00 Paypal Funds – I love Darly

$5.00 Paypal Funds- Pinay Mommy Online

2000 EC – The Movie Mommy

2000 EC – Chika Buzz

2000 EC – Friendship and Smiles

2000 EC – Lourdes’ Mia

2000 EC – Reviewer’s Haven

125×125 ad space for a month (PR3)- A Woman’s Blog

125×125 ad space for a month (PR3)- OnlineBiz and resources

125×125 ad space for a month (PR2)- Moolah Musings

125×125 ad space for a month (PR2) – Pensive Thoughts

125 x125 ad space for a month (PR2) – How I Earn Money Online

125×125 ad space for a month (PR 1) - I LAV ContEsts aNd MoRe!!

125×125 ad space for a month (PR1) – Pinay in States

125X125 ad space for a month – Shopaholic Chronicles

3rd Prize

Site Badge Button – All About Elizabeth

Post Signy – Thoughts and Obsessions

1 year Featured link- bloghitlist

$5 - Crayons and Pencil

$5 – Niko’s Blog

1000 EC – Inspirational Insights

1000 EC – Me, Myself and Jes

1000 EC – Princess Ishi

1000 EC – Prince Ethans Journal

1000 EC – My Little Angels

1000 EC – My Little Angels Journey

1000 EC – All About My Life

1000 EC – A Blessed Life

1000 EC – Tasty Exploration

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR3) – Home Buddies

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR3) – Couples Love Book

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR2) – Azumi My Lil Dolly Princess Story

125X125 ad space for 1month (PR2) – Our Clans Marveling

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR1) – Yam’s File

125×125 ad space for 1 month – Travelin’ With Marie

Visit and join too. Share to us your blessings this year! A blessed day to all!



3 comments:

Mylene December 7, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

Well said mommy! We cannot really limit how God can work for us :)
I am blessed by your testimony...

God bless you and your family.

Karen December 8, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

A thankful cheerful heart is better than medicine!

Michelle December 19, 2009 at 9:02 AM  

Thanks for your testimony. It's always encouraging to see how God works in people's lives.

God bless you! Merry Christmas!

Michelle
beyondsilverandgold.blogspot.com

 

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