Thankful Thursday

I have two new recipes up on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog this week. The Rustic Potato Salad has been enjoyed already on three separate occasions at this old house and the Chicken Tetrazzini Soup is also a new favorite. It has just the right amount of creaminess and the lemon zest adds a wonderful finish.

Last night my son, daughter in love and I enjoyed a beautiful shirt sleeve night at Century Link field in Seattle at the Seattle Sounders Soccer game. It was especially fun for us since our Sounders finally won a game with a 3-0 shutout. We’ve been on a tying streak and then we lost our last game in Salt Lake City. Winning is a treat and spending time with these two brings joy to me.

In 2007 and 2008 I participated in a weekly meme called Thankful Thursday. Here’s one of my posts from October 17, 2007.

I Will Always Love Your Name

Here I am and I have come

To thank You, Lord, for all You’ve done

Thank You, Lord

You paid the price at Calvary

You shed Your blood, You set me free

Thank You, Lord

No greater love was ever shown

No better life ever was laid down

And I will always love Your name

And I will always sing Your praise

You took my sin, You took my shame

You drank my cup, You bore my pain

Thank You, Lord

You broke the curse, You broke the chains

In victory from death You rose again

Thank You Lord

and not by works, but by Your grace

You clothe me now in Your righteousness

You bid me come, You make me whole

You give me peace, You restore my soul

Thank you, Lord

You’re making me to be like You

To do the works of the Father, too.

written by Paul Oakley (copyright 1997 Kingsway Thankyou Music/PRs/EMI Christian Music Publishing

I’m still thankful and always will be thankful for Jesus and what he’s done for me.

I’m thankful for Dear and the family God has given us to love and enjoy and grow alongside.

I’m thankful for good food and the Mennonite Girls Can Cook who have become some of my nearest and dearest friends.

I’m thankful for good bloggy friends. Some of you I have met and some I haven’t met in person but I cherish you nonetheless. You have encouraged me, prayed for me and my family, entertained me, taught me, inspired me and made me laugh out loud. I’ve traveled to places I’ll never be able to go through your posts and I’ve enjoyed your adventures. I’ve grieved with some of you as you’ve said goodbye to your spouses ad other loved ones. I’ve also grieved the loss and miss posts from bloggers who have died. Blogging has been a good thing in my life, thank you Lord!

And on the lighter side of thankfulness. Thank you Lord for my enjoyment of soccer! 🙂

Linking up with Michelle at It’s a Small Town Life for Thankful Thursday and tomorrow I’ll link up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five.

19 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. Hello, you have lots to be thankful for now! Love the family shot at the game. The food looks delicious, my hubby loves anything with potatoes. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead.

  2. Glad you enjoyed the soccer game. I appreciate your blog friendship very much. It’s been a difficult summer for us and I appreciate you returning to visit with me after my long blog break. Wishing you a terrific upcoming weekend.

  3. Hello Ellen, you are a great blogger so I’m thankful to have gotten to know you better and share in the joys of your family life and your faith which you share so clearly and openly. I love the words of the song. Reminds me of Isaiah 12 which I’m trying to memorise at the moment.

  4. I love this thankful post! It is always a good thing to count our blessings! So thankful for His grace!! And, yes, I also share your thankfulness for the many blessings of the world of blogging!

    Yay for that soccer win! 🙂

  5. Isn’t it amazing how we care about each other in the blogging community. It’s a bit like the old fashioned pen pal except much more instant. No need to wait for the post. I love chicken tetrazzini and used to make it for company years ago, so I will definitely try the soup recipe! Have a nice weekend.

  6. It is wonderful to read your post linked up to FFF.
    That poem is very meaningful to me, too. I esp like this part … “You broke the curse, You broke the chains .. In victory from death You rose again … Thank You Lord”
    Thanks for the links to two new recipes. I’ve never had bacon in potato salad. And I’m asking myself, why not? I am going to see if I can adapt your other recipe using gluten-free pasta.
    And I agree, I have gained much from bloggy friends.
    Have a good week, Ellen.

  7. Glad you got to attend a game in person with loved ones, and that they won! Exciting! I have never been much of a sports fan, but have started watching UT football the last few years since we’re in the heart of Vols territory. I’ve not heard that hymn, but the words are wonderful. I didn’t know, when I started blogging, that developing such good friendships would be a part of it, but I treasure them. Happy to have “met” you here!

  8. Loved your Thankful thoughts, and the beautiful photo of family! Thank you for sharing the recipes, I must check these out, they looked so delicious! Blessings, Sue

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