During April 2017 I will be blogging about my Courtship Memories from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Random Thoughts and Tender Mercies http://marcysrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday: I Can Read!

It is very hard for me to imagine life without being able to read. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and is one way that I nourish my soul. I do remember when I could not read. I was blessed as a child. My mother was a second grade teacher before she married and began raising her family, and she read to me regularly. My father also read to me. My mother taught me my ABC's before I began kindergarten at the ripe old age of 4 years and 10 months old. However, I could not really read for myself until I was well into first grade. I remember the yearning that I had to learn to read, and since I learned and began reading, I have rarely stopped. Granted, I probably read more than I should, using the time that should/could be spent in cleaning, sewing, quilting, yard work, excercising, and finding ways to serve others. Granted, I should probably be a bit more selective in my reading material, (for my latest reads, check out my Goodreads profile) but then, what fun is that?

Speaking of ABC's, I have signed up for and accepted the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for this coming April. I will be posting daily Monday through Saturday using the letters from A to Z to determine my topics. If you're interested in joining up, check it out here.

I'm grateful for parents who read to me. I'm grateful that I can read good books for relaxation and pleasure. I'm grateful that I can write, and blog, and read the blogs of others. I'm grateful for my education. But most of all, I am very thankful that I have access to the word of God. That I can read scripture and learn of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here is a verse that "spoke" to me just this morning:

Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the rock of my righteousness. Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen.

2 Nephi 4:35

My Thankful Thursday posts are generally taken from my regular postings on my Random Thoughts and Tender Mercies Blog.  Hop on over there to read about more of the things i am Thankful for.



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