Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday ~ Van-Pool

I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
~ Psalm 86:12 (ESV)

I have been pretty much an independent woman all my life. So committing to a van-pool is something new for me. Although I have always used public transportation while living in my home country, I had to drive here in AZ for the past 19 years.

That changed this week. Some of my close friends know that driving is not my favorite thing to do, but I have to for work. At any rate, this week, I joined a van pool that leaves a 1/2 mile from my house. My friend Lori (who I shared about last week) was praying for me to join 😉 . She knew how driving puts me in a mess.

The best thing about the van-pool? I am home almost an hour earlier and have more time to relax by reading, or working on photographs. I will still be driving in on some days, but for the most part, I am now a ‘van-pool girl’; enjoying it, saving some money and doing something good for the environment!

What are you thankful for this week? Please do share by leaving your link below to your TT post for this week.

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: sometimes a solution to your challenges is closer than you think.

Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Heather@Becoming A Titus 2 Woman
2. Jessica @ By Grace Alone
3. LaughingLady
4. Rita@Following 31
5. Lynn ~ Twas the Night When Jesus Came
6. Dena E’s
7. Amy @ Nine-Ninety-One
8. Cora ~ Trials & Ministry of Others
9. Pia
10. ** Create With Joy **
11. Whidbey Woman
12. Joshlin@Savingmomssanity
13. Melanie @ M&M
14. Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand
15. Marsha
16. Candy @ soulistic.org
17. Harter
18. Wendy Gunn @ Faith’s Firm Foundation
19. Michele
20. Marsha’s Musings
21. Sandy
22. Tiff @ The Faery Inn
23. Homeschooling Hart’s
24. Grace
25. Julie
26. Chris

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16 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Van-Pool”

  1. LaughingLady says:

    Well, I say having an extra hour at home is well worth the sacrifice!!!

  2. Lynn says:

    Woo Hoo Iris.

    God is good. Merry Christmas my sister. This is our Season of hope. It’s Jesus. The light of the world. Hugs.

  3. How wonderful to have the extra hour at home each day!

  4. Dena Elwood says:

    So happy to be here again this week and I will sure kleep a prayer in my heart for you as you go through this change in your work life. It could be God will be using you even more by doing this, for others. You are a blessing to many already ya know..Thanks for that and for TT too.
    Hugs Dena

  5. Amy says:

    What a great attitude to have. Enjoy that extra time! 🙂

    Stay warm and toasty!


  6. genny says:

    here for my thankful thursday entry. nice post to be thankful for. cheers!

  7. Debbie says:

    Iris, what a great idea! I love how the van pool ended up being a blessing for you in many ways. Think about all the gas money you’ll save and wear and tear on your car. And the extra time to read ….

    Don’t you love it when you step out and God blesses you?

    Love you,

  8. Marsha says:

    I agree with the other ladies; having that extra hour at home each day is a blessing!

  9. Pia says:

    getting home earlier than usual is such a blessing. that will be so much appreciated here where traffic is crazy.

    stay blessed, iris!

  10. Wendy Gunn says:

    “Remember: sometimes a solution to your challenges is closer than you think.”
    I really loved this quote! I am so glad you have been able to gain an hour at home and are enjoying the van-pool. God is good.
    Thanks for hosting this month, again. Thankful Thursday is wonderful, and I am very thankful to you gals who do it each week and each month so faithfully.
    Wendy Gunn

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  12. Tiff says:

    Well, that is just cool! I’m happy you found something that works so well for you. 🙂

  13. Tiff says:

    Ooops..forgot to change the link to my current post. Here it is: http://thefaeryinn.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/thankful-thursday-7/

  14. Lori says:

    Iris, what an answer to prayer. That is awesome!!!!

  15. Good for you! I have been commuting by bus for four years.
    I have live on an island, but get to the mainland via three bridges (there’s another bridge between us). Its a long commute by the time I add lay-over and a transfer. But its worth it. I listen to my I-pod, read, sleep, read and/or pray. It saves money, since our local transit is free. And its definately good for the environment. 🙂

  16. Julie says:

    How cool to try something out of your comfort zone, and to be doubly blessed by it!! That is so God!
    Thank you for hosting thankful thursday!
    Have a great week!

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