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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This week is Thanksgiving. Debbie Macomber spoke at our ACFW conference. She is amazing! In her non fiction book she suggested we list 5 things every morning we are thankful for. This past year has had a lot of ups and downs for me. I've written 3 books since January, 2 of them in the midst of my father-in-law's decline and eventual passing on to heaven. But in spite of that stress, it's also been a really blessed year as well. Here are the 5 things I'm thankful for this morning.

1. God's faithfulness. He's seen us through the ups and downs of the year.
2. Our little Punky. We've watched our darling grow and change. She squeals when she sees us and is a total joy. She has changed everything! We aren't moving to Arizona now because we can't bear to leave her.
3. My husband. He hauls me around from place to place, sends out bookmarks and signed bookplates, and helps my in so many ways. He's awesome!
4. My weight loss. Bet that one surprised you, didn't it? LOL I've struggled with my weight all my life. This year I found a fabulous protocol called the HCG diet and I've lost 55 pounds so far. I'm going to do one final round in the new year. I just bought size 12 jeans and I haven't worn a 12 since I got pregnant for our son-36 years ago. LOL
5. My family. My parents are always quick to help me anytime I need it. My kids are a total joy and I'm so proud of them. My church family at New Life Baptist Church is close and wonderful.

How about you? What are you thankful for this year?

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Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:48 AM  
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At 9:50 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

LOVE the picture!!! So sweet!

I'm in the middle of reading Debbie's non-fiction book right now. So good!

I'm thankful for:

--God's love
--My family
--My health
--My church
--My friends

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Cathy Shouse said...

I'm grateful for

My family
My faith
My work
My country

Not necessarily in that order...

Would you please explain a little about the HCG diet plan? I Googled it and it is a series of shots, correct?



At 10:31 AM, Blogger Jackie Smith said...

What a precious granddaughter! I have so many blessings, too, but Your Number mine, also.
My church library wonders about the Smoke Jumper series??? We only know of Fire Dancer?!?! Love all your books and have read them all. Keep up the great writing. Love your blog, too. Blessings~~~

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh there is no smoke jumper series, Jackie. It's a standalone only. Sorry!

Cathy, you can do shots or do it sublingually with the liquid held under the tongue. I did shots twice and the sublingual once. They both work well. :-)

At 12:52 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

My health.
My kids' health.
A roof over my head.
A job.
My friends.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

God's constancy
My wonderful husband
You guys, my dear, dear friends
Local friends fighting over who gets to feed me and drive me places while I heal
My cats
Pain meds
Oh, sorry, that was more than five, but I could go on and on and.....

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Most of all, I am thankful for what God did for me on the cross and what He continues to do in my life. I am thankful for my family and that they are all believers. On a lighter note, I am thankful for all of the conveniences we have, namely indoor plumbing, hot and cold running water, and the numberous other things we really take for granted.

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Thanks, Colleen! I am glad for the prompt to make a list ....

Ditto to thankful lists offered by others. Even the pain meds, haha!

I am thankful for ...

,,,,two godly and lovely ladies who have prayed over my youngest daughter, specifically, as she entered Kindergarten. One asked my permission to pray over her on the sidewalk outside her pre-k classroom. When she was done, my daughter said, meaningfully, "Ohhh!" So precious, and God has been so faithful to answer!

... my husband, who has put up with me, my failings, joins my visions, and lets me buy books!

.... my daughters, who are growing to be my friends as well. Love having fun with them!

.... beauty as God creates it, i.e., sunsets, cloud formations, light upon the dew turning it into crystals, etc. We live in West Texas, and beautiful gifts are offered for moments, rather than placed down permanently in the form of mountains, lakes, etc. :-)

.... reuniting with old friends via Facebook. Its been so fun!

.... good books which encourage me, offer respite, and point me to higher visions of who I could be, and remind me of God's faithfulness and truths through the message He has spoken through His writers. :-)

At 2:45 AM, Blogger Cheri said...

Grandchildren have to be #1. Then comes the rest of the family, especially my parents who are 88 and 89. Dad will have a stint put in this Thursday as his main heart artery is 95% clogged. I deeply appreciate any prayers for him!

Animals are such blessings, even the stray cat that has become a friend, lol.

Books and technology rank right up there, especially since Amazon has added KINDLE PC, free, and if I want to read books on my computer I can.

The greatest? His unconditional love in a conditional world. He has never failed me once. For that I am truly thankful.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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