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Vonda Skelton, Christian author and speaker, begins every November by listing 5 blessings in her life daily. The challenge is that once a blessing has been listed, it cannot be listed again before Thanksgiving. The first days are the easy ones . . . the blessings that are so visible that they sometimes block out the others. It's a great challenge that I can't live up to daily.

 

But I can revisit it often so I don't lose sight of what God is doing in my life. Will you join me? I offer two ways. You can just comment below with your list of blessings, daily or periodically, during the month. Or, especially if you're a blogger, you can blog about those blessings. 

 

My first listing is below and I want to focus on the people God has brought into my life:

 

1.  My husband, a godly man, loving husband, incredible father and grandfather

2.  My son who has grown into a strong man who cares for others and willingly puts his life on the line for others through his work as a fireman

3.  My daughter who has become an incredibly strong young woman as she has found her identity in Christ and her call to work in missional areas others try not to notice

4.  My son-in-law who totally loves the Lord and my daughter, in that order, who is on journey with God

5.  My son's new family, although not yet official, that has brought joy into our lives.

 

Where do you want to start?

 

Margie Williamson

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Comment by Margie Williamson on November 15, 2011 at 3:16pm

9:

 

1. Thankful I have the resources to be able to go spend a few days with my daughter and son-in -law.

2. Thankful for God's provision that allows us plenty of food to eat, heat when it's cold and air conditioning when it's hot.

3. Thankful God continues to provide for us, even when we can't always see how He will do that.

4. Thankful for God's love, even when I don't deserve it

4. Thankful for God's forgiveness, which I will never deserve

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 15, 2011 at 11:11am

1.  I am thankful the spot is just a cyst and not cancer

2.  I am thankful for doctors and technicians who are knowledgable about diagnosis

3.  I am thankful for people who care about the health concerns of women

4.  I am thankful for the tree removal guys who really know how to take down dangerous trees

5.  I am thankful for the telephone that can transmit good news

Comment by Nina Morgan on November 15, 2011 at 9:47am

1) I am thankful for the people God put in my life to fill the gaps left by others.

2) I am thankful for a Grandfather who lived 102 years on this earth and left a legacy and heritage of faithfulness and commitment.

3) I am thankful for God continually emptying me as a vessel only to be filled by HIm.

4) I am thankful for memories.

5) I am thankful for new opportunities.

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 14, 2011 at 8:46pm

1.  I am thankful for the Veteran's War Memorial we visited today

2.  I am thankful for all those who gave their lives in service to ensure freedom for our country

3.  I am thankful for water that quenches my thirst and waters the plants

4.  I am thankful for three nutrious meals today

5.  I am thankful for preaching ministries on Christian radio

Comment by Nina Morgan on November 14, 2011 at 4:03pm
1) I am thankful that there are days God simply carries me!
2) I am thankful that my fears and anxieties are calmed by the Lord.
3) I am thankful for fall leaves and beautiful seasons.
4) I am thankful my daughter passed one of final exams today.
5) I am thankful for prayer warrior friends.
Comment by Cecily on November 14, 2011 at 3:46pm

I am thankful for my friends and family who love and support me

I am thankful for God who put me on this earth and loves me

I am thankful for the sunny days we have here in AZ

I am thankful for my 2 cats who truly were a gift from God

I am thankful for having so many good resources to learn more about God's word, including this site.

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 13, 2011 at 6:37pm

1.  Thankful for the energy to mow and mulch the accumulation of leaves on the yard

2.  Thankful for the Advance Reader Copy of a new Christian book to review

3.  Thankful for the ordination ceremony of the youth intern pastor

4.   Thankful for the peace and rest of this day

5.   Thankful that our pastor preaches the Word of God

Comment by Margie Williamson on November 13, 2011 at 5:59am

Day 8:

 

1.  Thankful to have the opportunity to lead Bible study this morning with adults who are passionate about studying God's Word.

2.  Thankful to be worshipping with the body today.

3.  Thankful that our grandson is with us for worship today.

4.  Thankful for those who will be bringing in food today to make sure that no one who comes seeking help ever leaves this church hungry.

5.  Thankful for additional opportunities to spend time in fellowship with the body after church today.

 

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 11, 2011 at 5:10pm

1.  Thankful for the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Baptist Children's Home for a semi-annual program for the WMU group

2.  Thankful for getting to know a charter member of our church who will be 96 soon

3.  Thankful for the lovely setting of the Baptist Children's Home and all their ministries

4.  Thankful for sitting by the window on the bus to see the blue sky contrasting with brilliant leaf colors during our trip

5.  Thankful for singing and reciting the pledge of allegiance as we passed by the VA Hospital

Comment by Margie Williamson on November 11, 2011 at 8:02am

Day 7:

 

1.  Thankful my children know what it means to live in a land where they are free to believe in God, to express their opinions, to vote for their convictions.

2.  Thankful for a church that seeks to minister to the community around the church, as it is, with no judgment, but only the love of God.

3.  Thankful for a Sunday School class that never fails to respond to a found need, whether it's lunches for the homeless, food for a shelter, Christmas for children who won't have one otherwise, or anonymous rent for a beloved senior adult who lost everything.

4.  Thankful that my children are able to see the needs of others and feel compelled to respond to those needs.

5.  Thankful for being a part of a family who dearly loves it other.

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