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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 6, 2011 at 7:39pm

Third list:

 

1.  Thankful for the heritage of faith that has been passed down to me through generations of my family.

2.  Thankful for parents and grandparents who brought me to faith.

3.  Thankful I had the privilege of leading both of my children to Christ

4.  Thankful for the opportunity to be involved in developing the faith within our grandchildren

5.  Thankful to be a part of a church that puts faith development of our children as a top priority

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 6, 2011 at 1:33pm

1. Thankful for children in our Sunday School class

2. Thankful for the church Pastor and his wife

3. Thankful for all who put together a meaningful worship service

4. Thankful for restful Sundays

5. Thankful that we have visitors at church

Comment by Marcella Snyder on November 6, 2011 at 8:06am

1.  All of the above.

2.  Opportunity to worship and praise God as a community on Sundays

3.  Time spent with my 90 year old sister

4.  Great friends that love me anyway.

5.  The Thanksgiving holiday - it is my favorite time with family.

Comment by Margie Williamson on November 5, 2011 at 3:04pm

Another day:

1.  Thankful for the fall colors that show God's attention to detail.

2.  Thankful for the laughter of children

3.  Thankful for good friends who are supportive in the bad times and fun in the good times

4.  Thankful for weekends when it's easier to take time to be still and know God.

5.  Thankful for slow, quiet mornings

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 5, 2011 at 9:58am

Five more thank You notations for God:

1. For dishes to wash, since that means I have food to eat

2. A working furnace

3. Creativity in putting together Sunday School activities

4. Christian fiction my husband reads to me on our drive home from work

5. Living in the USA

Comment by Nina Morgan on November 5, 2011 at 9:45am

1) I am thankful for a faithful husband.

2) I am thankful for a "home" that feels like home and not just a house.

3) I am thankful for shared ministry.

4) I am thankful for God's faithfulness through every season of life.

5) I am thankful for those who have gone before and blazed a trail.

Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 4, 2011 at 10:54pm

Another day, another five thanks:

1. Sky colors

2. Husband to share sky colors with

3. Lunch at Dwarf House-veggie plate & cornbread

4. Son at Christian college

5. God listens and answers

Comment by Nina Morgan on November 4, 2011 at 7:54am
I would have to start with God:
1) I am thankful for His unceasing mercy and grace.
2) I am thankful for His great patience with me.
3) I am thankful He chose fellowship with all of us, even when He knew we would blow it.
4) I am thankful He walks with us through every season of our lives.
5) I am thankful He is our True North and the One solid thing in our lives.
Comment by Janice S. Garey on November 3, 2011 at 10:29pm

1. I am thankful for God's love shown to me and all people

2. I am thankful for God's word given through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit

3. I am thankful for Jesus and how He sacrificed His life so that I can have eternal life

4. I am thankful for forgiveness of sins

5. I am thankful for a mind and heart to process the above

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