Day 27... Remembrances
I am so thankful that God has given us memories... sometimes mine doesn't
work so well and there are certainly some things I'd rather not remember.
But I am so encouraged when I can look back and remember the times
when God answered my prayers or showed Himself mighty on my behalf
or intervened in an unexpected way. It's these remembrances
that give me hope and build my own faith because they remind me
of how great God is and how much He cares for me.
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Day 28... Christmas
I was just thinking today about how much I love Christmas.
I love just about everything about Christmas... the lights, the decorations,
the Christmas carols, all the yummy foods, the gift-giving!
Yes... there's some wrong stuff about Christmas but that's the way it is with
everything... but there's more right with Christmas than there is wrong
from my perspective. And the most right thing is the celebration
of the birth of Christ.. His coming to this earth and
walking among us so we could know Him and love Him.
And there's something about the season that softens people's hearts
to the message of God's love.
So much to be thankful for as we enter the Christmas season!!
Day 29... My cat
Okay... I don't totally understand the whole pet thing but I have one
and her name is Abigail when she's in trouble and Abby when she's not.
Michelle gave her to me for my birthday four years ago.
She can be such a nuisance but she can also make Michael and I laugh
hysterically! Today... despite the fact that I had to run across the room
to keep her from pushing the camera off the table...
I am thankful for how her childlike antics add a bit of lighthearted fun
to our empty-nester home.
Day 30... Sisters in Christ
I am soooo thankful for my sisters in Christ... both near and faraway...
knowing that we have a relationship different than any other.
I was just talking to a friend about how amazing it is that you can
get on an airplane, sit next to a total stranger
and by the time you land at your destination you are hugging
and kissing each other like you've known each other forever...
and as far as I know that could never happen apart
from being sisters in Christ.
We are family... our hearts woven together by the Holy Spirit...
and for that I am thankful.
Today I am thanking God for you...
not just that you come visit me here at my blog...
but I'm thanking Him that because He loves you sooooo much
that He wooed and won you to Himself
and because at some point in time you made a decision
to give your life to Him... to be His... to be His daughter...
which makes you my sister! And for that I am thankful!!
I pray that He has used this 30 Days of Thanksgiving
to prepare your heart to celebrate
the coming Christmas Season with great joy and a grateful heart!!
Love and hugs...