Ten Things…

By on August 27, 2012

My cup and my heart overflow with thanksgiving today for more reasons than I have time or space to share. But I thought I’d cite my Top Ten on this Thursday morning as a way to thank God publicly for His abundant blessings. Thank you, Lord, for …

1.  Leading me on a path of healing by providing the necessary resources to improve my health via doctors, books, natural desiccated thyroid medicine, supplements, and the Stop The Thyroid Madness Facebook groups that have been so inspiring, informative, and encouraging.

2.  A strong family that can weather the storms, love each other through disagreements and difficulties, and forgive when feelings are hurt and hearts are wounded.

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3.  The gift of time that enables me to serve You, and rest when I need to, and work when I have to, and travel when I want to, and just “be” when You call me to sit at Your feet.

4.  The security and peace I feel because You have and will continue to meet all my needs.

5.  My cotttage-by-the creek where the deer and the antelope roam (well, maybe there’s no antelope, but where lots of bunnies, squirrels, racoons, skunks, ducks, geese, fox, muskrats, dogs, cats, birds, walkers, runners, bikers, and happy children roam).

6.  Gadgets, and power tools, and cameras, and this old, slow computer that enables me to live my life efficiently, productively, and safely.

7.  My children who make me laugh as well as make me cry … You’ve taught me much through them and I’m very grateful for the way You’ve transformed me by teaching me what unconditional love really means.

8.  The strong desire You’ve instilled in me to be creative … You are my hero and the beautiful world You created for us never ceases to thrill me.

9.  Friends … for those people You’ve brought into my life that have loved me through the worst time of my life and have seen me through to the other side.

10.  Your Son … because of Jesus I can face tomorrow in peace, with hope, and with ever-increasing joy.

With a grateful heart,



Originally posted on Cottage and Creek.

About Lynn Minter

Finding herself suddenly single after the pre-mature death of her husband at age forty-six led Lynn Minter on a journey of self-discovery which, like many of us, she’s still on today. Determined to walk by faith and not fear, Lynn shares her adventures as a young(ish) widow and empty-nester on her lifestyle blog Cottage and Creek. She and her late husband renovated several homes and as a result, Lynn developed a penchant for decorating and design, as well as a “can do” attitude which has helped her update her current 1952 brick cottage perched on the bank of Ellicott Creek in Western New York. A lover of all things vintage, Lynn showcases her found treasures on her blog as well as in her two Etsy shops, Estate of Mind and Dress Your Drawers. http://www.cottageandcreek.com

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