Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Giving Thanks - 12/2

Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
I'm thankful for...

 the Lord, who promises his presence, his love, his grace for always.

~ the freedom to express my love for God freely.

~ the freedom to say the word Jesus and to love Jesus.

~ an upcoming vein surgery to relieve varicose vein pain.

~ good, loving relationships at home.

~ loving children.

~ God's love, provision, mercy, grace, faithfulness, forgiveness, strength.

~ God's Word.

~ a nicer, thrifted Christmas tree.

~ nicer, thrifted ornaments.

~ homeschooling.

~ beautiful, exciting reading progress.

~ a wonderful letter from our Compassion teen Sheila who lives in Uganda.

~ a friend doing some drywall work for us.

~ scientists spending years of research on OCD and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which helps my children live higher quality lives. Though sometimes very stressful, our situations are vastly improved over past generations.

~ his mercies that are new every morning.

~ hope.

Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning: great is your faithfulness.

What are you thankful for this week?


Anonymous said...

Amen! So much to be thankful for. Wonderful words, Christine, so encouraging.

I am thankful that God has given me a wonderful family. I am thankful that we are trying out a Jesse Tree, which we have never done before, and so far my girls are enjoying it and are really engaged. I am thankful for audiobooks because I can listen to stories even when I'm not well enough to do anything else. I am thankful for being a housewife because I get to take care of my family AND rest enough (I have given up studying for now because I just couldn't keep up with it and my family have to come first). I'm just thankful :-D

Christine said...

That's a great list, friend. I am glad for you about reducing the daily load and setting the studying aside for now. Remember that you are always learning, whether enrolled in an actual school or not. God is sure to choose just the right curriculum for us! Much love to you!