Thursday, April 22, 2010


I have so very much to be thankful for. I have been in terrible pain all week, it is lessening now, and I think I am thankful for the leg that is hurting, some others do not have a leg to hurt. Instead of complaining I want to praise God for feeling, for the pain, and for having the leg to hurt. I could be in such terrible shape now, but God has been good to me, he keeps me going, and he keeps me content. Only our Heavenly Father can do this. I give him the glory for all the things he is so wonderful in providing for me.

I have met so many new friends lately, and I am thankful for each of them, and what they have brought into my life. Everyone we meet gives us something different, and all those friends always give what we need, when we need it. Our gracious father sends the exact ones we need. Now my Saviour is still the best friend I have, and he always will be number one. I am thankful for you my sweet Jesus, that you loved me so much to die for me, and that you just keep giving and giving and giving, and I will forever and eternally be grateful for that. God bless you on this Thankful Thursday, give him the thanks and the praise he deserves. Have a wonderful day, and know you have a friend in Jesus.

A Little Healty Treat for you this Thursday, From Lisa at “Here’s To A Healthier Lifestyle!” 

Homemade Granola Bars
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry or unbleached flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 tbs. flax seed flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup plus 2 tablesppons honey
1/3 cup chopped dried cherries, cranberries or apricots
Combine the oats, flour, wheat germ, and cinnamon,
stir to mix well. Add the honey, stir until the mixture is moist
and crumbly. Fold in the raisins or other fruits. Coat an 8-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pat the mixture into the pan, and bake at 300°F for 18 to 20 minutes, or until lightly
browned. Cool to room temperature, cut into bars, and serve.
You can add some nuts or chocolate chips to these too.


Terri said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry you have been in pain Barbara. However, your attitude is wonderful. Praying for you today!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

What a delicious recipe!

Sorry for the pain you have been experiencing but PRAISE God He is our Yahweh Rophe!

Blessings and grace,

Ruth said...

Thank you for leaving a sweet comment in my blog today. I'm glad to be led here in your lovely site.
I'm sorry to hear about your hurting leg. I pray for speedy recovery. You have a very good attitude springing up from a beautiful heart that loves Jesus.

I'm glad to sign up to be your blog follower.

Many blessings to you.

Sandy said...

Dear Barbara, I am so very sorry
to learn of your pain. I will be
praying for your healing. You
continue to praise the Lord and
I believe soon your pain will go.
He loves you so much.
Grace to you,

Carrie Cooper said...

Carrie @

Hi, Barbara! Im a first-time visitor to your site. Im truly sorry youve been in so much pain. My heart aches when I hear people say that. Ive endured a LOT of physical pain, because I have an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis. It caused me to be in/out wheelchairs, home bound and bed bound at times. Im doing better, by Gods grace, and can walk more now.

Im so thankful that you have hope in Christ--thats what carried me through my suffering. I will truly pray for you today.

Donna said...

So sorry to hear of your pain. I know that you will soon be better. God Bless you as you serve Him.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I hope you feel better soon. I said a prayer for you.
Hope you feel better soon!

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Could not have said this better! I will be praying for you.

I just have to tell you that when I see you have come for a visit I smile cuz I know I am going to get a hug. Soooo, I am sending you a hug today!

Feel better soon!

Barbara said...

I want to thank you all for the many prayers for me, I a so appreciate it, I am going tomorrow for a doppler, to see it may be a clogged artery causing my problem, so if you would keep in your prayers then too, thank you, and as one of my friends says here is your hug..
Lots of hugsssssss, Barbara

Grammy Blick said...

I've prayed for alleviation of your pain. But your comments remind me of my sister-in-law. Her heart valves are calcifying due to radiation treatments for Hodgkins 40 years ago. Yet each day she is grateful for every one of those years where she raised her children, saw them married and loved her grandchildren. Please join me in prayer for the right doctor to be able to do a heart valve replacement. Thanks!

sewingseeds4U said...

What encouraging words for those of us who have been blessed with so much. I am sorry you are in such pain and I pray you continue to feel relief. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet words.

Lisa Ann said...

Hi Barbara!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog!
Just want you to know I am
praying for you and know God
will give you a healing touch!

Also, what a wonderful surprise
to stop by your blog tonight and
see one of my healthy recipes! I'm
honored and blessed that you wanted to share it with your readers!!!

God bless my friend,

Jan said...

Sorry to hear about your pain, but like me you find something to be thankful for.
That recipe does sound do healthy and delicious.

Kateri said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. This recipe looks yummy. I have been looking for a granola bar recipe and am looking forward to making this one.