Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks...

Way too many things to be thankful for that we don't deserve...

1. Thankful for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without whom we are and would have nothing. Our favorite song sums it up:

Your blood has washed away my sin
Jesus, thank you
The Father's wrath completely satisfied
Jesus, thank you
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table
Jesus, thank you!

2. Thankful for our marriage! We are each other's primary means of grace...which is a tough lesson to learn...and even tougher to act out...

3. Thankful for our families, who are loving and supportive (not to mention fun).

4. Thankful for our home, where we've lived for a whole year (Dec. 1!). It's small, but it's ours and it's enough. :D

5. Thankful for our jobs, which not only do we have when so many people are searching for jobs, but we love them too. Usually.

6. Thankful for our church - the dearest place on earth - and our growing circle of friends. Especially thankful for the accountability that Matt has found with a group of men. As iron sharpens iron...

7. Thankful for food on our table and clothing on our might not be gourmet and they might not be super-trendy, but we're cool sometimes!

8. Our health!! My heart still jumps around at weird times, but I probably do too, so it's probably just part of my charm.

9. I could go on and on...there's so much to be thankful for if you sit and think about it. Even if it's been a bad year (and there have been plenty of bad years unfolding around us for a lot of people). God truly is good. All the time.

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