Wednesday, November 13, 2013

30 Days of Giving Thanks: Day 13

I have decided to undertake the challenge of finding
one thing
to be thankful for...........each day this month.   

It is amazing how a thankful heart can change your perspective - how being thankful for even the littlest things in life can bring a new joy or peace where there was once anxiety or frustration. 

I know this task will be a blessing to me.  And I pray that my list may somehow bless others - maybe bring that reminder, or spark a thought of something you are also grateful for. 

Day 1: I am grateful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Day 2: I am grateful for my husband.
Day 3: I am grateful for "Touchdown".
Day 4: I am grateful for "Curly Girly".
Day 5: I am grateful for "Squirt".
Day 6: I am grateful for "Sweetness".
Day 7: I am grateful that I am a mom.
Day 8: I am grateful that I can homeschool.
Day 9: I am grateful for God's Word.
Day 10: I am grateful for my home.
Day 11: I am grateful for books.
Day 12: I am thankful for my church.
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Day 13:
I am thankful for my van.
 
It seems silly.........I'm not really into cars and whatnot, but my van is a pretty important tool for our family.  It provides us with a safe way to get to where we want to go.  It provides enough space for all of us and any belongings we need to take along.  And I love the little features like the automatic door that I can open for my kiddos from my key ring.  It's great to know that I can get them safely out of parking lots and into the van with little effort, even when my hands are full with their baby sister.  It's the little things............
Funny thing - I insisted the automatic door was a feature we didn't need when we were van shopping a few years ago.  I owe it all to my great hubby and his foresight on this one.
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What are you thankful for today?  I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

30 Days of Giving Thanks: Day 12

I have decided to undertake the challenge of finding
one thing
to be thankful for...........each day this month.   

It is amazing how a thankful heart can change your perspective - how being thankful for even the littlest things in life can bring a new joy or peace where there was once anxiety or frustration. 

I know this task will be a blessing to me.  And I pray that my list may somehow bless others - maybe bring that reminder, or spark a thought of something you are also grateful for. 

Day 1: I am grateful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Day 2: I am grateful for my husband.
Day 3: I am grateful for "Touchdown".
Day 4: I am grateful for "Curly Girly".
Day 5: I am grateful for "Squirt".
Day 6: I am grateful for "Sweetness".
Day 7: I am grateful that I am a mom.
Day 8: I am grateful that I can homeschool.
Day 9: I am grateful for God's Word.
Day 10: I am grateful for my home.
Day 11: I am grateful for books.
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Day 12:
I am thankful for my church.
 
I am grateful that we can go to church without persecution.   I am glad to have the opportunity to share in corporate worship with fellow believers.  And I feel so blessed to come away from last Sunday encouraged by a friend I had not talked with recently.  Our paths simply had not been crossing, but this week we were actually able to chat for a few moments.  And she blessed me so very much with her love and friendship.  I am thankful for this dear, sweet friend in my church family. 
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What are you thankful for today?  I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, November 11, 2013

30 Days of Giving Thanks: Day 11

I have decided to undertake the challenge of finding
one thing
to be thankful for...........each day this month.   

It is amazing how a thankful heart can change your perspective - how being thankful for even the littlest things in life can bring a new joy or peace where there was once anxiety or frustration. 

I know this task will be a blessing to me.  And I pray that my list may somehow bless others - maybe bring that reminder, or spark a thought of something you are also grateful for. 

Day 1: I am grateful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Day 2: I am grateful for my husband.
Day 3: I am grateful for "Touchdown".
Day 4: I am grateful for "Curly Girly".
Day 5: I am grateful for "Squirt".
Day 6: I am grateful for "Sweetness".
Day 7: I am grateful that I am a mom.
Day 8: I am grateful that I can homeschool.
Day 9: I am grateful for God's Word.
Day 10: I am grateful for my home.
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Day 11:
I am grateful for books.
 

There is something wonderful about snuggling up with a good book.  I love books.  They take you places while you stay warm, cozy and relaxed at home.  They provide adventure while you lie in bed drained after a long day.  You can be anyone and do anything while your hands are gripping a good book.  
I love that my family loves books.  Even from early ages, my children would bring me book after book to read to them.   And we have tried to foster this love of books - for with it they can do so much.  Books can bring knowledge and growth, they can squelch boredom, and they can unite people.  I am so grateful for a family that loves to share books with one another.
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What are you thankful for today?  I'd love to hear from you

30 Days of Giving Thanks: Day 10

I have decided to undertake the challenge of finding
one thing
to be thankful for...........each day this month.   

It is amazing how a thankful heart can change your perspective - how being thankful for even the littlest things in life can bring a new joy or peace where there was once anxiety or frustration. 

I know this task will be a blessing to me.  And I pray that my list may somehow bless others - maybe bring that reminder, or spark a thought of something you are also grateful for. 

Day 1: I am grateful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Day 2: I am grateful for my husband.
Day 3: I am grateful for "Touchdown".
Day 4: I am grateful for "Curly Girly".
Day 5: I am grateful for "Squirt".
Day 6: I am grateful for "Sweetness".
Day 7: I am grateful that I am a mom.
Day 8: I am grateful that I can homeschool.
Day 9: I am grateful for God's Word.
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Day 10:
I am grateful for my home.
 

I find fault with it almost daily.  I dream of the "perfect house" - - - you know, that one that you see in the magazines - it's perfect........it's clean! 
Yet this home - my home - holds my family.  It holds my children's treasures.  It holds our plans and our dreams.  It holds our memories.  It holds our keepsakes.  My children are free here - free to express themselves, free to try something new, free to be themselves.  My home shelters us from storms - its strong structure keeps out the wind, rain and snow.  It can also be a place to heal from that heartache or just that common cold.  And it's OUR home.  And I am so thankful that God has provided for us in such a beautiful way. 
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What are you thankful for today?  I'd love to hear from you

30 Days of Giving Thanks: Day 9

I have decided to undertake the challenge of finding
one thing
to be thankful for...........each day this month.   

It is amazing how a thankful heart can change your perspective - how being thankful for even the littlest things in life can bring a new joy or peace where there was once anxiety or frustration. 

I know this task will be a blessing to me.  And I pray that my list may somehow bless others - maybe bring that reminder, or spark a thought of something you are also grateful for. 

Day 1: I am grateful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Day 2: I am grateful for my husband.
Day 3: I am grateful for "Touchdown".
Day 4: I am grateful for "Curly Girly".
Day 5: I am grateful for "Squirt".
Day 6: I am grateful for "Sweetness".
Day 7: I am grateful that I am a mom.
Day 8: I am grateful that I can homeschool.
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Day 9:
I am grateful for God's Word.
 
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How blessed we are to have God's Word to guide us, give us encouragement, and teach us His plan for salvation!  But I am so quick to take it for granted, and to leave it unopened for too long.  That is why I am so excited to have started this Bible study today!  It's a nice, short study - which feels do-able for this busy mama!  It's just what I want to be focusing on right not.  And I feel like if I fall behind, I can still finish by Thanksgiving. 
 
So, I am inviting all of you to join me in this study.! Don't let the fact that it's already under way stop you.  Good Morning Girls host some of the best Bible studies I've seen.  They really encourage you to be in the Word and let God speak to you, by using the SOAP method of Bible study.  Not familiar with SOAP?  Check out this post
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What are you thankful for today?  I'd love to hear from you