November 27, 2008
Thanksgiving ... and a Challenge
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and food!
The minister that spoke at service last night reminded me of what life would be without HOPE, and today I am thankful for HOPE. I could be filled with despair over many things, but honestly I have a HOPE of good things to come, to the Lord answering prayer, and bringing our daughter back to Him. I have HOPE. It's a wonderful thing! It's what makes you keep taking the next step in life, even in the midst of trial.
What are you thankful for today? We really should be thankful every day and for the most part I think many of us are, but we don't express it as we should. Imagine the world if every day would be filled with the thankfulness that people share one day each year. Thanksgiving gives us a day to count our blessings -- and possibly share with others what we are thankful for.
When the kids were little we would have them write down on paper turkey feathers things they were thankful for and I would scrapbook the page ... Jesus, Mom, Dad, Grandma, Pastor, Food, their brother and sister were often noted. I'd attach the feather to a turkey body and date it for that year.
I issue you a challenge today after reading this post from The Champion Inside -- it touched my heart and spoke to my soul -- pull out a piece of paper, date it even, and make a list of 10 things you are thankful for. If there is more -- super!
Jason's wife Kolette has a beautiful Gratitude List you can download here. I plan on making my list and then making a simple scrapbook page of it so in the years to come (If the Lord wills) I can reflect on the Lord's goodness.
I'll share my list later today ... I'd love to see yours, please do share!!



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