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    My Thankful List

    Our Pastor here read a verse from Psalm 33 a few weeks ago that has been running through my mind a lot:  “Praise befits the upright.”  Praise, thankfulness, adoration, gratitude…all these words we use when we talk about praising and giving thanks to God.  They are suited for us.  Let’s wear ourselves out with praise, not just because it’s Thanksgiving, but because it is beautiful for the people of God to live lives of praise.

    My friend Julie has been writing Monday Gratitude posts that I’ve really enjoyed.  She always inspires and encourages me in my walk with the Lord, so I thought I would put feet to what she’s taught me, and make my own Thankful List this week.

    1. warm bedding

    2. coffee with cream and sugar

    3. electricity

    4. healthy children

    5. the ability to have children

    6. a husband who “loves me more than babies love breast milk” (he just told me this)

    7. a husband who keeps me laughing (see above)

    8. in-laws who came to visit us and have watched my children, helped around the house and spent precious time with us this last week.

    9. 10 hour date with my husband on Sunday

    10. direction about our future

    11. parents who celebrate 37 years of marriage today

    12. siblings who love God

    13. God’s Word that I can open freely every day and read in my own language

    14. the gospel

    15. family who is hosting us for Christmas this year, since we will be in transition

    16. Down syndrome

    17. leaves that change color in Florida

    18. neighborhood children that play in my backyard

    19. a playground for my kids

    20. the ability to walk and run

    21. good books

    22. steak and shrimp for Thanksgiving dinner

    23. my education

    24. people I’ve met on Instagram that point me to Jesus

    25. technology

    26. the conviction of the Holy Spirit

    27. friends who live all over the world

    28. sunsets

    29. quiet early mornings

    30. music

    31. tickle fights between my husband and children

    32. daughters who care for their brother

    33. vanilla lattes

    34. a gift card to purchase said vanilla lattes from my favorite coffee shop

    35. a sister who’s opening her home for my girls’ birthday party this year

    36. a new Advent book that looks incredible (order yours here in time for Advent which begins on Monday!)

    37. Jesus–the greatest gift of all time

    38. the love of a great God

    Happy Thanksgiving!