Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalms 147:7  Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed since last we focused on being thankful!  I know many of you won't appreciate this, but I hate how Christmas now starts in September!!!  I feel like we have become a culture that takes its blessings for granted and would rather skip the part about being grateful to our creator God for all that He has supplied throughout the year.
Today I want to focus on my many blessings!  Thank you, Jesus for my salvation.  Thank you that you first loved me and gave yourself for me!  You are the GREATEST giver!  Thank you, Father, for my wonderful husband who is today in India serving you!  Thank you for airplanes that will bring him back to us next Wednesday.  I ask that you use him this week to accomplish your purpose.  Thank you for my children!  I love them so much and am grateful that you gave me a baren womb, but not a baren home!  Thank you for my parents.  They showed me a set of values that have helped me through life.  Thank you for their love.  Thank you for my in-laws, who raised a son that is a wonderful husband, father, and most importantly, a servant.  Thank you for my siblings and my husband's siblings.  Thank you specifically for my sister Gwen.  When you took Mom to Heaven, you strengthened our relationship!  Thank you for my many friends, but today especially for my dear friend Sue. She keeps me focused on what is important, YOU!!
Thank you for allowing us to serve you these many years.  Thank you for White Oak Baptist Church, our new place to serve.  Thank you for the love the people have shown to us!  Thank you for this opportunity in India.  May we be responsible with it.
Thank you for the many material things you provide for us.  Things we need and things we don't need, but want.  You are truly a Great God!!
Hotel view in Rhode Island
Our first snow!!!

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