Thursday, February 5, 2009


The theme for todays Thankful Thursday post is change.

This is the first time I have done a post with the theme. So I have changed.
This post is number 8 so I have keep up for 2 month. yea.

I an very thankful for the changes in my life. I do feel like a moth that just came out of the cocoon ( My cocoon was depression) I am now learning to be a butterfly.
I have new wings to fly to new heights in life. At the moment My wings are in my heart and my head. I still have to work on my body to get it to do better. But I am so blessed that I have been filling my head with positive words and thoughts for a year now.
I started last February buying all the books of Norman Vincent Peale .
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
He started life out as a methodist minister. And blessed so many with his words.
Then I found William Backus
“If you refuse to pull away from God, tragedy and temptation can actually draw you to a fuller knowledge of the truth than you’ve ever known before. Nothing can separate you from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ,” - Book The Hidden Rift with God, By William Backus.
I bought all of his books too. Telling your self the truth is my favorite one.

He helps you to understand how words hurt or change who you are. He has both scripture and lessons to erase damage that was caused to you as a child.
This is not intended to be a book review. It is a fact that put me on this road to change last Feb 5, 2008 I had a cardiac cath operation. Today makes 1 year.
And has lead me to this point today. I have a happier life.

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.


Denise said...

Sweetie, you are a very beautiful butterfly.

Jennifer said...

Oh, Grammy...what a wonderful testimony of God's faithfulness!

I know what you have experienced with depression as I battled it for years. It rears it's ugly head again from time to this week.

My Thankful Thursday today is about the truth that God revealed to me again this week. I say "again" because I know the truth but sometimes, the enemy lies to you for so long that you catch yourself buying into his lies again.

I am so excited for you, my friend! Experiencing the freedom from the darkness of depression is a wonderful feeling. It is a day by day process. You didn't wake up one morning depression but it was also a process.

Keep pushing forward, walking in the Light of His Word, my friend!


Rocks said...

Thank you so much Grammy! And I wish you more blessings too!

George said...

Thanks for a beautiful post. I hope you realize what a blessing you have been to us!

Sweet Blessings said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today:) Yes! So thankful for good books-as I see you are too! Thank you for sharing and your wings are beautiful-I just know it!:) Amanda

Jerralea said...

Thank you for sharing about your road to change. I really liked the quote you shared by Backus.

Thanks for coming by Jerri's Journey. I'm truly thankful for the family God gave me and used to change me!

BTW, love the pic of you in your butterfly wings!


Thanks for stopping by my site. Your pic is great!


Angela said...

What an awesome testimony, and beautiful devotional. God is SO good. I too had suffered with depression for most of my life. God has brought SO much healing in this area and I praise Him for His goodness and love. I love what you wrote about the truly ministered to my spirit. ((hugs))

Laurie Ann said...

As a fellow sufferer of depression (under control right now with the help of God and good meds) I can so relate to feeling like you've emerged from a cocoon! Congratulations! Praise the Lord that He has lifted you up out of the slimy pit. Beautiful post! Happy Thankful Thursday.

Ebb Tide said...

Reading books on positive thinking helped me a lot when down. I owned 16 books of Norman Vincent Peale. My primary source of comfort is the Bible, but positive thinking books are good like Peale and Robert Shuller.

bp said...

Happy Thankful Thursday. I'm glad you are feeling like you've come out of the cocoon. God bless you.

June said...

What a wonderful year of CHANGE.
I am so glad to meet you.
Happy TT June

Marsha said...

Wow, the Lord has brought you so far! Praise Him for the great things He is doing in you.
Keep your eyes on Him. Meditate on His Word and He will guard your heart and mind.
One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 26:3 - "Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is set on Thee."
Blessings to you, Grammy! Have a blessed evening.

Carla said...

Happy Anniv! Glad you chose to stick around-love these quotes! Happy Sunny Thursday to you:)

milet said...

soar high butterfly! have a blessed life while flying.

god bless.

thanks for stopping by my TT!

andrew&carmelsuarezministry said...

God is good all the time. He just let us go through a lot of difficulties to appreciate more of His presence. But, the never leaves nor forsake Hid children. I thank God for my deppresion and difficulties, because it always ushers me to HIM.
God bless. and Happy weekends.

McRae's said...

Thankyou for taking the time to stop by my blog.I am also on the recovery path of depression.I too do like Norman vincent Peale. Thankyou for your kind words.Blessings

Lynn said...

Hi Grammy,

Wow, powerful indeed. Powerful and very vulnerable. Thank you for sharing your struggle and triumph through Jesus. You honor Him greatly with this post.

You are always a kind friend who faithfully stops by my place every Thursday. It means a ton to me. Be blessed and may the words you have written hear bring healing to many. Love and hugs, Lynn

Wendy said...

Your little granddaughter looks so sweet in her church dress! I love that photo.

You have done well this year, my friend. You should be proud of yourself. Thank you for sharing your journey and your wings.