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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 Nina Morgan on November 11, 2011 at 7:56am

1) I am thankful for new insights and lightbulb moments!

2) I am thankful that God says as His women, we are crowned with strength and dignity.

3) I am thankful that when the world does not notice, God does.

4) I am thankful that He gives new life every day.

5) I am thankful for beautiful women of valor God has placed in my life.

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 10, 2011 at 7:41pm

1.  I am thankful to be riding on my exercise bike again while reading the NLT One Year Bible

2.  I am thankful to have been given a good diet book to help with my weight (and my husband's, too).

3.  I am thankful others in the office are trying to diet at the same time so we can be supportive of each other.

4.  I am thankful that my brother is in regular contact with me and we get along well together.

5.  I am thankful that my son works hard at college and is challenged by the academic program while being encouraged in the Christian faith.

Comment by Nina Morgan on November 10, 2011 at 8:04am

1)  I am thankful God focuses on who I am becoming, not who I have been.

2) I am thankful for new days, new opportunities to start again.

3) I am thankful for lessons learned, even if they are difficult.

4) I am thankful for new experiences, to learn old lessons again! 

5) I am thankful for health and freedom.

Comment by Margie Williamson on November 10, 2011 at 7:44am

I'm thinking about the veterans who have done so much for our country, so Day 6:

 

1.  Thankful to be the daughter of a WWII veteran who chose to go into the Navy before his 18th birthday to serve his country.

2.  Thankful for my step-dad, a highly decorated WWII vet, who has allowed us to know some of what he experienced and the the kind of man he was/is.

3.  Thankful for the millions of young men who have stepped up and accepted the call to protect this country.

4.  Thankful for the millions of veterans who are continuing to share their stories, many for the first time, so we can appreciate the cost of freedom.

5.  Thankful for being a part of a country that's worth defending!

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 8, 2011 at 11:38pm

1. Thankful to accomplish projects at work

2. Thankful for Senior discounts at Goodwill stores

3. Thankful for the older people in my life who share stories

4.  Thankful for food in the freezer to pull together a quick dinner

5.  Thankful for my secondhand exercise bike

Comment by Margie Williamson on November 8, 2011 at 7:27am

Day 5:

 

1.  Thankful for friends who have known me all my life and still stick around for more.

2.  Thankful for family members who are friends as well.

3.  Thankful for being able to "see" God's surprises in my life.

4.  Thankful for being able to spend weeks studying John 1 (amazing!).

5.  Thankful for being challenged daily to see God's Word in a new way.

Comment by Nina Morgan on November 7, 2011 at 9:36am

1)  I am thankful for lifelong friends.

2) I am thankful for lessons learned.

3)  I am thankful for God's presence during seasons of change.

4) I am thankful for new adventures with the Lord.

5) I am thankful for prayer warrior friends.

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 7, 2011 at 9:14am

1.  Thanks for good friends

2.  Thanks for good doctors

3.  Thanks for beautiful fall days

4.  Thanks for Christian friends on the Internet

5.  Thanks for blessing me so I can bless others

Comment by Margie Williamson on November 7, 2011 at 8:41am

Day 4:

 

1.  I'm thankful for a job that allows me to use my spiritual gifts and my calling.

2.  I'm thankful for a job that allows me to spend my days deep in the study of God's Word

3.  I'm thankful for a job that allows me to work at home in my pjs.

4.  I'm thankful for a job that allows me the flexibility to teach senior adults every week.

5.  I'm thankful for a job that allows me the availability to provide support for my children and grandchildren.

Comment by Nina Morgan on November 6, 2011 at 8:01pm

1) I am thankful for 2 beautiful children God knew I needed.

2) I am thankful for the 2 new beautiful children God has brought into my family through marriage.

3) I am thankful God is working in my kids life and drawing them unto Himself.

4) I am thankful God called both of my children into serving careers.

5) I am thankful for God restoring the years the locusts have eaten and making good out of mistakes we made as parents.

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