Some thoughts on being Thankful

This past week God did some little, but big to me things, that really encouraged my heart. I have felt a little discouraged lately and miss home extra I’m so thankful that God in his lovingkindness sends blessing and reminders of His love. 

Also, I don’t write about being discouraged or missing home to raise the ‘woe is me flag’. It is part of life and no matter where we live we encounter difficulties at time but I am glad that God lifts us up time and time again. 

I sat down this past weekend and read the following verses. They really were a great reminder to me. 

I Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice evermore. 
Pray without ceasing. 
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  

God knows each one of our needs and that is why I am writing. I want to share how God has encouraged me to publicly praise Him and to hopefully encourage you. 

Here is a little list of the ways God has blessed me lately: 

1. An iPhone that works in Myanmar 

David’s sister and her husband were kind enough to send us their old iPhone. Dave and I took it to a shop and they did some work on it where we can use it here. 

I now can use Voxer, IG, FB and e-mail at my apartment and around town which means that I can stay easily connected to my family and friends. before I had to wait to go somewhere with wifi which is sometimes difficult to do here. The working phone is a HUGE blessing and encouraged me so much! I I think The Lord knew I needed that and I’m so thankful for it. 

2. Electricity

Electricity is much better here than I ever anticipated. Apparently it is the best year they have had so far. It is so nice to get back home and be able to turn on an ac. 

We have only had a handful or power outages and although they are annoying it sure has taught me to be more grateful for power. 

3. Fun Outings with Dave 

Dave and I have been trying some new restaurants, seeing art galleries and exploring Yangon during summer break. Although it is blistering hot outside (114+ degrees here) it is still fun to go explore. 

4. Family and Friends 

I have a core group of family amazing Christian women from all over the world that I keep in touch with. It has been a huge blessing to know that I can stay connected with them while we are abroad and I appreciate that I can share daily life with them. I think that goes to show how special the family of God is.

5. Handmade Dresses! 

This one is just a pure fun blessing and I’ll share more later but as soon as I finish writing this I’m going to get ready and Dave and I are going to pick up my custom ordered dress! I got to pick out the fabrics and design and I’m super excited that this fun opportunity is available here in Yangon! 

PS - I picked up my dress and really like it! It's gray and teal and all kinds of cute! 

What are you thankful for lately? 
How has God blessed you? 
Do you have a verse that reminds you to be thankful? 
Let’s be friends on IG and FB! I’d love to stay connected with you!


  1. Thank you for the reminder to be grateful! I was having a tough weekend myself. God is so good sin't He? He takes care of our every need down to the little details! God Bless chica

  2. You are welcome. The Lord knew I needed the reminder. I'm sorry you had a tough weekend but I hope it gets better. Also, I hope you get some good spider killing spray! =) I saw your post about them and ewww!

  3. HA ha ha I was literally thinking I would rather have Beka's ants!!! They thankfully are taken care of though!

  4. Thankfulness really does change things!!