A Simply Sunday Thanksgiving Series

As we enter a new season, we want to take a moment to

pause

reflect

offer thanks

share from our hearts

hear from yours

Each Sunday in November, we will give you the opportunity to tell us what you are thankful for.

And, we also want to know how we can be praying for you.

Our hearts are full as we think about all we have to be thankful for….and you are all on that list!

Life is full of challenges..

Hurts

Loss

Tragedy

Stress

But…

source

So, are you ready?

What are you thankful for this week?

and

How can we be praying for you?

We’d love to hear from you so leave us a comment with your answers to these questions.

 We look forward to meeting you here every Sunday this month at the Fence,

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  1. You girls are so awesome. I just love that you would open up your hearts to ask what you can pray about for your readers.
    Ok, here goes, this week I am thankful for my blogging family. It’s such an amazing support system of people I have never met.
    Prayers would be appreciated for me to be able to just take some time to relax. Life’s been pretty overwhelming lately.
    Thanks so much ~ love you ladies!!!
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  2. I love this! Thank you for encouraging all of us to pause and reflect.

    I am thankful and extremely grateful for my sobriety. Last February, I started my recovery for alcoholism and, today, I can say it was the best decision I have ever made. It has given me a joy and peace I had never known before. Like many women, it snuck up on me – quietly, yet with force. In times of stress, grief, anger – even joy- I found myself turning to the bottle of wine for comfort. However, nothing, not even the wine, could fill the emptiness I felt inside. It wasn’t until I hit my bottom and made the decision to get sober, that I realized only my relationship with God could truly fill that void I felt. It hasn’t been easy, but by the grace of God, support from my amazing husband, family and friends have I been able to experience the life I always dreamed of. Because of my sobriety, I am able to be the mother, wife, daughter and friend that I always wanted to be. For that I am grateful.

    Please continue to pray for strength and guidance as I continue on the path of recovery.

    Thanks so much and a very happy Thanksgiving to both of you!
    Chenoa

    • Heather & Vanessa says:

      Oh, thank you so much for sharing your story with us Chenoa! I know that God is using you to reach many others facing similar struggles. :-) By sharing your own journey, you are proving that God can take something like addiction and turn it into an amazing reflection of His mercy and grace. I’m so thankful for you and appreciate your openness and honesty!
      Blessings to you friend,
      Vanessa

    • Oh my I just fumbled across this insightful bit of thankfulness site and ladies today this Sunday November 4th, 2012 I am so eternally grateful for my heartbeating and lungs expanding as my eyes blink that God has saved me. Easily back in 2009 he should have left me die but choose to forgive me again and give me another chance at life, love and being a Mother of my beautiful twins and a vibrant daughter to my Mother and Father and a respected Sister besides a happy, healthy friend, girlfriend and fiance to others in my life.

      U offered to say pray for people on here well ladies and others, this may sound pathetic or repetitive but please I beg kindly from the bottom of my heart. Rodger and myself are broke financially no savings, no job, laid-off, no assistance granted. But as my health falls apart i so cry and ask for help with our issues, dear Lord i do not deserve to be called your child but through faith in your Love answers will come. I please just ask for prayers for help in any form anyway and at anytime.

      Thank you and Sincerely appreciative for prayers
      Renee M. Stubbe

  3. OH, YES. Always something to be thankful for! I would love for y’all to pray that I have the perseverance I need to finish a couple of tasks that have been set before me. I am easily distracted, I’m afraid, but these I believe to be opportunities from God and I want to honor Him by attending to them. I am weak but He is strong–if you would pray that I stand not in my weakness but His strength, I would really appreciate it!
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  4. what a great idea!
    Well, first of all I am thankful for freedom. So many people people in this world (more than we think) don’t have freedom.
    As far as prayers, I am focusing this month ofNovember on praying for orphans (more that 147 million of them) and the persecuted Christians…join me. Thanks!
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  5. What a thoughtful idea! So many things to be thankful for. I just filled out my ballot and dropped it in the mailbox, so the thing foremost on my mind right now is that I’m thankful to live in a country where I can vote my choices without fear of persecution or retribution. And thankful for mail-in voting!
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  6. What a darling and sweet post!! Thank you so much! What a wonderful thing to see God’s love open up your hearts to care so much about others!!!
    I am so thankful for my family, my home, my country. I am so thankful for contentment. That is such a biggie!!!
    I think we need a lot of prayer for our country. It is not a godly nation anymore… We need to ask God’s forgiveness and mercy.
    I’ll be praying right along with you!
    NOW, how can I pray for you?

    • Heather & Vanessa says:

      You are so sweet Yvonne! I’ll answer for me. ;) Would love prayers that our home sells soon. We are trusting God’s timing, but still feel anxious about it. We too pray daily for God’s mercy on our nation. Thank you for sharing with us. Appreciate you! ~Heather

  7. I am thankful for new friends and old, people with pure hearts and who so kindly share their talents and knowledge with others.

    I’m thankful, too, for all the wonderful blogs and bloggers out there who inspire me every day and who also inspire me to create.

  8. I am so blessed and thankful for a precious great granddaughter this season of gratefulness. Four years ago, we lost an amazing little great grandson to cancer who was only four years old. I didn’t think I could ever love another child like that for fear of losing another child. But, the Lord brought this darling little girl into our lives and we are so in love with her. We are truly grateful for this wonderful gift.

    The bloggers I have met in the last two months have really blessed my life.

    Thanks for the prayers lifted up for all those requests. May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness.

    Judy
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  9. Regena Fickes says:

    Thank you for this sweet post. How wonderful to be surrounded in this cyberworld with sisters.
    I am so thankful for the saving grace of my lord. I can never list all the things He has placed in my life and I can never express my gratitude enough. I am thankful I found your blog. Your are both in my prayers.

  10. I am thank ful for my husband who has stood with me through many highs and lows, yesterday it was our 39th anniversary and believe me it has been a miraculous adventure.
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  11. As my mom would say every day, “Life is good as I woke up and saw the sun”….Where do I start?..I have so many things to be thankful for…so many blessings..I have the blessing of a wonderful family, my immediate family and my extended family…I am so blessed with so many wonderful life long friends…and new friends….I am blessed with health and the warmth of a home that I love and sharing that home with the love of my life, the guy that I have known since the 2nd grade……a man that is always supportive of me.
    I pray Heather that you sell your home soon…I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to be in such transition…You ask about what you can pray for…I think we need prayers for our Country…as Yvonne so eloquently stated….We need for God to Bless our America…
    This is such a wonderful post….thanks Heather and Vanessa!!!…

  12. Sharon Smith says:

    Thankful. Not nearly enough. Ive received many blessings in my life. My worst trails and losses are now my most thankful times. I became a different person. I grew in many ways and closer to God. Today I have spent time in prayer for the east coast and for our country. I’ve had a different thankfulness this year. I will also say a prayer for everyone that has gathered at the picket fence. Bless you all!

  13. This is a great idea and I thank you so much! I have just started daily posts on my blog, 30 days of being thankful. The first one I posted was about my husband’s health issues and recovering from two amputative surgeries since February. He continues to heal despite a few hurdles, but keeping his spirits up is often difficult. He has not been able to work since February and is now on disability through work at 60% of his salary. This gives cause for more stress, as it is becoming more and more difficult to manage our financial obligations. We are not big-time spenders, but have obligations like everybody else, including having my daughter and her two little ones living with us, rent free. Please pray for Jim’s continued recovery and that we can find a way to manage things. Right now, I’m not even sure how we will have a Christmas and I’m working hard to sell things in my etsy shop, but sales are slow. I have my own health issues that keep me from working outside the home, so I got my business license and started on something I’d always wanted to do – selling vintage pieces and original art work. Plus, I spend my days caring for Jim and driving him to 5 or 6 different medical appointments per week. Your prayers are very much appreciated. I know how strong the power or prayer can be. Please let me know if I may include you in my prayers as well. Thank you again! Hugs, Leena

  14. Love it!

    =)

    Brooke

  15. I’m thankful that we have family and work family and we can come to each other, no matter what, and that we have a God that will keep asking us to come to him with EVERYTHING, knowing that the only solutions will come from Him. Thank you for this opportunity.
    Many blessings.

  16. I am thankful for my daughter who is beautiful inside and out. I’m thankful for a husband who makes it his mission to love me well. I am thankful for community, here at home, far away and online. I’m thankful for contentment. Thank you ladies, for being so transparent, caring, and giving.
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  17. Hi, Heather and Vanessa
    My favorite verse, it give me hope and knowing I serve a great Big God! I am always thankful for each day I can share with my family and friends and with precious bloggers too! Thanks for sharing.

    Vanessa

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