Wednesday, November 7, 2007

God's Encouragement

I am thankful this week for so much, but I have to share my little piece of encouraging news first. I submitted a little article to our newspaper and then I found out they don't accept unsolicited submissions, so I forgot all about it. Then, in our paper today, I saw my article! It was a little encouragement from God to keep plowing away at this writing thing even when it seems difficult. He is so tender-hearted toward me, I feel overwhelmed!

I'm also thankful for the world class concert I attended today. I would have paid top notch prices for this concert which played out in a small bedroom with a karaoke. The first artist was a young singer who wrote her own music (straight from her heart) and the song was something about glorifying God by loving Him in all we do. She sang as she danced about in her ballerina costume. Next up was a short toucan with a toddler face peeping out and a loud voice. His arms moved to the music as he told us "My God is so big, so stwong an so mighty, dere's nofing my God cannot do!" My heart was melting!

Speaking of melting, we are freezing up here in my neck of the woods and our in floor heat system totally went kaput! So, we were scrambling around trying to figure out what to do for heat downstairs and of course, worrying about how to pay for it. But, God has met our need. I'm thankful that we will be able to have a new heater (a stored-heat Steffes unit) put in tomorrow and that we haven't frozen as we've waited.




For more thankful hearts today, visit Crystal.

27 comments:

Karen said...

Thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog!

Hope you have a wonderful week!
Karen
http://thetagblog.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

That's so cool you got your article published! :-)

Lynn said...

Oh Heather,

God is so good. He encourages us just when we don't expect it. I am thrilled for you and your article.

BTW, I melted when I read about your concert!!!! Neat!

Love you girl. Lynn

Crystal said...

Hey there heather, no worries about the mistake with your link, I can delete it! Thanks for sharing your list with us and participating!
Blessings

Ann said...

Isn't it wonderful how kids can praise so straight from their hearts? It totally melts mine :)

Denise said...

I am so happy that your article was in the newspaper, blessings to you sweetie.

Donetta said...

Tea post is wonderful! How exciting!
I a glad your heating is net.

Angie said...

Heather! THat is AWESOME news! What a great God we serve! Yes keep "submitting"---the Lord will use you in mighty ways for His glory! That really blessed me ---as I have similar aspirations!
I would have loved to have seen that little concert!
So glad you will have heat again! (I say this as ours is pumping the warm air into a vent right now!)We are blessed!---You have blessed me this morning! Thanks for sharing :)

lori said...

What a blessing that concert must have been!
AND what a surprise...to see your article!
Like I said last week, those little daily graces that come from never dreamed of places!!

good luck with the heat!! bundle up! God is GOOD, ALL THE TIME!
love,
lori

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing! I am looking forward to those concerts in a few years.

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

I'm thankful for the beautiful music that greeted me on your blog today! that's great about your article. but nothing beats when our kids 'get God' and praise him!
God Bless you today

Laurel Wreath said...

Praise God for new heaters. I hope you framed your published article, that is GREAT girl!!!

Have a wonderful Thursday.

Blessings.

MJS4Him said...

That is great about the article. I enjoyed your list

Susan said...

Happy TT Heather!

Hope you get warmed up...burr. We're in the 60's down south and I'm FREEZING.

I was so excited about your article being published! It was great by the way. I really enjoy your articles. God has truly gifted you.

I think it's so neat for the girls to participate in the tea! I love teas. My grand-daughters will go to many with me once they get a tad bit older...

Your concert sounded incredible today. How sweet, and deeply touching.

Blessings,

Susan

Kathleen Marie said...

Congratulations on the article. God is so good! It is chilly here as well...long john weather! God Bless!

Vicki said...

That's awesome about your article! Way to go! God wanted to bless your writing heart:-)

hugs,
Vicki

Talk..to..Grams said...

Thank for your visit!! I am glad your article was published! Praise God! So glad for you that you will have heat!! Blessings, Grams

ellen b said...

Hope you are warm very soon! dere's nofing my God cannot do! Love that, thanks...

Nise' said...

Congratulations on your article getting published!

Living Beyond said...

Congratulations - that is something to be thankful for. What kind of freezing do you have?? We are headed into the big freeze, we've had snow but not the -30+ that we can get - stay warm!!

SharonB said...

How wonderful! Congrats on the article.

I can only imgine what a sweet concert that was!!

So glad all things worked out with your heating too. We had our furnace go out two yrs ago during a real cold snap and needed a new furnace that they had to order. Thank God for friends who had electric heaters for us to borrow!!

Stacy said...

The beauty of Him seen in our children. What a blessing and so much to be thankful for! My dd9 loves to sing, and christian music at that. That is worth our thankfulness to Him. Thanks for sharing.
Stacy

Beth K. Vogt said...

Would love to see a photo of that sweet ballerina and that singing toucan sometime!
Congrats on the publication!

Denise said...

Please come by my blog when you can, I have an award for you my friend.

Cheryl said...

Just dropped by to say hello. Enjoyed my visit here. Loved reading your post. Have a good weekend. God Bless!

Love Bears All Things said...

I loved the details of the concert.
Blessings!
Mama Bear

Mary said...

Praise God for the new heater! He is so faithful. We had many of those world class performances. What precious memories. Thanks for sharing them. Blessings on your weekend.