As I count my blessings this Thanksgiving,
I’m truly grateful for
the holy Trinity:
God, the Father, who created all things and who loves me
enough to send Jesus, His Son, to save me from my sin
and to die for me and grant me mercy, grace and forgiveness—
and the Holy Spirit who guides me daily
and reminds me of the Truth in Scripture
and who empowers me to live the Christian life.
I’m grateful beyond words that Christ is ALIVE—
that He actually conquered death
and is preparing an incredible home for me in heaven!
I’m so thankful for godly parents who have given me a wonderful spiritual heritage . . .
and my godly brother and his family
who love me and pray for me,
and for godly friends with whom I can discuss spiritual truths
and share prayers requests and burdens.
I’m grateful for YOU . . .
for reading my little blog week after week
and praying for me when God prompts you.
You’ll never know what a difference your prayers make
when I’m exhausted and lonely in a hotel room
and miles from home.
On a lighter note . . .
I’m thankful for the smell of brand-new shoes,
all the primary colors,
the taste of raw cookie dough,
the sounds of my two dogs
when we’re wrestling,
OKC Thunder basketball games,
Stephane’s yummy tossed salad that no one can make like her,
Jennifer’s homemade dressing,
Kent’s special stash of cokes-made-with-sugarcane-sugar-in-a-bottle stored in the garage fridge,
and even the annual Thanksgiving family Ping-Pong tournament
that I never win.
God is good.
What are YOU grateful for?