Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!

We have soooooooooo much to be thankful for, don't we?!
Today, I am thanking God for a dear daughter who took it upon herself to pull some very overgrown weeds this week. She knew this would help her momma and she did it with such a thankful heart. Thank you, Hannah!

When I see this pile of weeds, I can't help but think of the Master Gardener who prunes away the weeds in our lives. While it is so painful, the results are always for our good and for His great glory.

I'm thanking God for the beautiful weather we have been having.
The sun feels so good and I am loving walks with Mr. Incredible after work.
Walking together gives us precious moments to walk and talk about our days.
I'm thankful that Rachel is off all pain medicine and feeling very good. I'm so thankful for a loving church family, encouraging community, and all of you amazing bloggers who have so faithfully prayed for her!

My mom told me this story last night and I was so thankful to hear it that I had to share it with you too. A young man in our church made it through the first recession job cuts where he works. When the second cut came, he still had his job but a 65 year old co-worker did not. This young man went to his boss and asked to take the man's place. He felt confident that he would be able to find another job if they would please keep the 65 year old man on staff. His boss agreed. Isn't that amazing? I admire J's faith and trust in the Lord and his selfless act on behalf of his co-worker.

She told me another incredible recession story too.
Another young man, who will soon be related to another couple in our church (he is marrying their granddaughter this weekend) lost his job 3 weeks ago because the company he was working for had to scale back on employees, as so many are having to do these days.
Anyway, with it being 3 weeks before his wedding, he quickly found an in-between job while sending his resumes out to other companies. From what I hear, he is another wonderful, young man of great faith. Anyway, the Lord blessed him with another new, wonderful job that gave him a $1,0000 sign on bonus and he will be making $10,000 more per year. Isn't that incredible?

We may be in recession, things may look bleak to the whole world, but God is still on the throne. He has not forsaken His children; He will never forsake His children and we should be praising and thanking Him all day long. Don't you just love stories like these?
I do.
Whether we realize it or not, we have stories of God's faithfulness
to tell too and I can't think of a better time for the world to hear them.
What has God been doing for you this week?


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Beth in NC said...

Praise God about Rachel! Hallelujah! And I love the stories you shared.

God is so good to us!

Bless you and Happy TT!

Debra said...


Praising the Lord with you for these testimonies of God's people standing on His promises to provide! Just so touching. I loved to read it.

And loved the picture of Hannah..so cute!

Blessings to you and your thankful heart today, sweet sister!

The Real Me! said...

Oh I loved hearing those stories!!! So encouraging. I am also so glad that Rachel is off pain meds and feeling better. Praise the Lord!!She has been on my heart!
Thank you for this post today my friend.
Blessings to you and your family!!

Denise said...

Such precious news about Rachel, praise God.

Laurie Ann said...

Amazing stories, every one. I loved reading your post! Happy Thankful Thursday!

sister sheri said...

How encouraging!

Sheryl said...

Kristi, I am so happy to hear that things are going well with you! I loved hearing your stories.

bp said...

The stories gave me chills. It is great to her positive things like that during on the negative words we hear everywhere. Thanks! Have a blessed first weekend of spring!

Kathy S. said...

Wonderful praise~worthy news!!

My husband, though he has taken two "demotions" with his company (as all of the employees have had to do) is still working (he is in commercial construction), and has been selected (we know by the Lord) to remain longer than many who have been there longer than him.

Praising the Lord with you!!

Michele Williams said...

Thank you so much for this encouraging news! We need to hear more good stories like these!!! Praise the Lord about Rachel too! God is so good!!!

Love you!

Tracy said...

Amen! Amen!! What incredible blessings. My heart is just overflowing by what you shared. What a sweet servant you have in Hannah! = )